Valve Actuators

Learning objectives

  • Describe the construction and principle of operation for the following types of valve actuators:
    • Manual
    • Electric motor
    • Pneumatic
    • Hydraulic
    • Solenoid
  • Identify several types of valve position indicators

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the use, selection, and design of various actuators, from simple manual hand-wheels to relatively complex electrical and hydraulic manipulators.

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