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The Importance of Regular Actuated Valve Maintenance

This blog underscores the importance of maintaining actuated valves in industrial settings. It highlights the advantages of reliability, safety, efficiency, and cost savings through proper maintenance. The blog covers types of actuated valves, maintenance components, signs of needed maintenance, and maintenance procedures.

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Types of Actuators: Pneumatic vs. Electric Actuated Valves

Explore the differences between pneumatic and electric actuators in our blog. From their operation mechanisms to real-world applications, this article provides a concise comparison to help you make informed choices for your automation needs.

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The Future of Actuated Valves: Trends and Innovations

This blog explores the world of actuated valves, emphasising their importance and future trends. It discusses smart features, energy efficiency, advanced materials, and AI's role in control. The article concludes by highlighting the promising future of actuated valves and offers access to FAQs for more information.

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Safety Considerations with Actuated Valve Systems

This blog offers a concise guide on ensuring safety when working with actuated valve systems in industrial applications. It covers common hazards, component selection, safety standards, and emergency shutdown systems, providing valuable insights for a secure and efficient operation.

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Understanding the Different Types of Valves: Ball, Butterfly, and Gate Valves

This blog provides a detailed examination of three common valve types: ball valves, butterfly valves, and gate valves. It covers their functions, pros, cons, and typical uses. The blog emphasises the importance of knowing these differences for informed decisions and includes helpful outbound links for further exploration.

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Ball Valves: Versatile Flow Control Solutions

This blog explores ball valves, versatile tools for fluid control in various industries. It covers their types, advantages, and applications. The article also discusses choosing the right valve and environmental considerations. It's a valuable guide for understanding and using ball valves effectively.

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Understanding the Basics: What is a Valve?

This blog provides an essential guide to understanding valves, an integral component in many mechanical systems. It begins with a basic definition of valves as devices that regulate, control, or direct the flow of various fluids. The importance of valves in various systems, such as household plumbing and industrial processes, is highlighted, emphasising their role in safety and efficiency. The blog then delves into different types of valves, including ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, check valves, butterfly valves, and diaphragm valves, explaining their unique functions and applications. The post aims to educate readers about the significance and diversity of valves in engineering and everyday life, demonstrating their critical role in fluid management across various settings.

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Safety Protocols for Operating Actuated Valves: A Comprehensive Guide

This blog provides an essential guide on safety protocols for operating actuated valves, crucial in industrial processes. It covers the importance of these valves, identifies main safety risks, and emphasises regular inspections. The blog also highlights the need for comprehensive operator training and discusses the benefits of remote operation for enhanced safety. This resource is vital for industry professionals seeking to maintain safety standards in valve operation.

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The Unrivalled World of Abacus Check Valves

Explore the legacy of Abacus Valves, a trailblazer in the process industry since its establishment in 1988. Founded with a vision to deliver top-tier check valves, Abacus has evolved into a leading provider in the UK, recognised for its commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and innovation.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Control Valves

This comprehensive blog serves as an in-depth guide to control valves, critical components in regulating fluid flow within various systems to ensure efficiency, safety, and reliability.


The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Valve Symbols

In this comprehensive blog, we delve into the intricate world of valve symbols, an essential component of engineering drawings and schematics crucial for the design, operation, and maintenance of piping systems across various industries.

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Choosing the Right Actuated Valve for Your Application

Explore the world of actuated valves and learn how to select the perfect one for your needs. This blog provides essential insights for professionals across various industries, ensuring that your operations run smoothly and efficiently. Don't miss out on this guide to making the right choice for your business.

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The Role of Actuated Valves in Industrial Automation

This blog explores the crucial role of actuated valves in industrial automation, covering their types, advantages, and future implications. Discover how these automated valves enhance efficiency, safety, and precision in various industries.

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TTV Colossus High Performance Butterfly Valves

The TTV Colossus High Performance Butterfly Valve is designed to handle demanding applications with high pressures and temperatures. It is often used in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation.

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Wras Approved Gate Valves TTV

Gate valves play an essential role in controlling the flow of fluids and gases in many industrial and commercial applications. When it comes to applications involving potable water, the valves used must meet stringent standards to ensure the water is safe and fit for consumption.

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TopWorx Madagascar Project

Actuation Valve have recently secured and completed a package to supply TopWorx stainless steel DXS limit switch boxes to Madagascar. The stainless steel housing supplied is rated to Atex Ex db IIB +H2 T6/T5/T4/T3 and was specced with the flagship range of Emerson SPDT GoSwitch, the most reliable and robust units available under the Emerson range of products.

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Actuation Valve To Release AV Range Of Electric Actuators With AV-LITE

Actuation Valve are set to release a series of On/Off, Quarter Turn Electric Actuators in conjunction with their AV range of Ball Valves. Available with Torque Outputs up to 40NM the AV-LITE Electric Actuators are also available as stand alone units and come complete with Direct Mount capabilities for your ISO 5211 Valves in 110VAC, 230VAC & 24VDC

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Emerson TopWorx Release LED Visual TVF Switch Box

The TopWorx LED option for the TVF switch box features a green and red LED for immediate visual open and closed position indication. The TVF with LED option delivers on Emerson's commitment for constant innovation and development with proven track results.

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Types of valve bodies and their specifications

Valves, the gatekeepers of fluid flow in various systems, encounter diverse service conditions that demand tailored solutions. From extreme temperatures to corrosive environments, valves must withstand a multitude of challenges.

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The butterfly valve is one of the most popular throttling valves with a wide variety of applications suitable for different situations. Choosing the correct one, however, can sometimes be tricky. This guide is designed to make this process easier.

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This blog delves into the ins and outs of check valves, also referred to as non-return valves, highlighting their unique characteristics and indispensable role in regulating fluid flow.

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Steam Solenoid Valves 290 Series

The Asco 290 Steam Series Solenoid Valve stands out as a testament to innovation and efficiency. Available in sizes ranging from 3/8" to 3/4" and crafted with body and stem materials comprising AIS 316L stainless steel, this valve promises durability and longevity.

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Gas Solenoid Valves 040 Series

In the world of industrial machinery and gas control systems, the Asco 040 gas solenoid valves stand out as a reliable and versatile solution.

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Gas Solenoid Valves 215 Series

Discover the exceptional capabilities of the Asco solenoid valve series 215, a versatile solution designed to meet a wide range of application needs.


Valves & Actuation Training

This visit to local suppliers highlighted the importance of continuous innovation and partnership in meeting the evolving needs of our customers across the UK.

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Asco Numatics 34203086 Air Filter Regulator

In the fast-paced world of pneumatic systems, efficiency and reliability are paramount. Actuation Valve and Control Ltd. understands this necessity and has introduced the 34203086 ATEX certified air filter regulator to streamline installations and bolster performance.

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Steam Solenoid Valves 220 Series

In today's industrial landscape, where precision and reliability are paramount, ASCO's 220 series solenoid valves emerge as a dependable solution for hot water and steam applications.

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Water Solenoid Valves 238 Series

Discovering the perfect solenoid valve for clean water applications just got easier with the Asco 228 Series. This range of solenoid valves presents an ideal blend of affordability and durability, catering to a myriad of water-based needs with its robust design.

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Steam Solenoid Valves 222 Series

In the steam application industry, efficiency and safety are paramount. Introducing the Asco Numatics Series 222, a meticulously crafted solution designed to meet the unique demands of steam environments.

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Gas Solenoid Valves 262 Series

In industrial settings where precision and reliability are paramount, the Asco gas solenoid valve series 262 emerges as a crucial component for optimising gas piloting applications and burner control.

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Steam Solenoid Valves 263 Series

In industrial settings where precision and reliability are paramount, the ASCO 263 Series Steam Solenoid Valves stand out as a testament to engineering excellence.

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Control Valves Express Build

Actuation Valve have added the Express Build Range of Samson Control Valves to our online product range. Engineered Flow Control Solutions available from stock components for same day build, assembly, testing and shipping. You can find more details and the expanding product range available here

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North Wood Community Primary School Fare

Every year Actuation Valve sponsor an enterprise fayre with Northwood Community Primary School in the local area. This gives the children the opportunity to use real life skills and invest the money we give them into products that they can sell for a profit. This year the class decided to make a range of confectionary items and had a successful day selling to other students, parents and teachers.

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Actuation Valve Move To New Larger Premises

Having significantly increased stock lines over the last three years we will now operate from a unit providing nearly double the warehouse space as we again aim to increase stocks towards the end of 2018. The new premises offers modern office and warehouse space as well as trade counter facilities which will open 2019.

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Biskra, Algeria Actuated Valves Package

Actuation Valve have secured a substantial manual and electrically actuated valve package for Biskra Algeria. Actuation Valve where invited to bid on the proposed project late on in the tender stage and successfully matched the specification requirements and more importantly lead time with a like for like valve and actuator package.

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TTV Actuated Butterfly Valves Zone 22 Atex Dust

TTV Actuated Butterfly Valves leaving today for a local customer with sizes 6", 8" & 10". A total solution from Actuation Valve consisting of TTV, Air Torque, Asco & Topworx. For stock availability for almost all applications from quality Manufacturers get in touch today.

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Research Plant Hygienic Actuated Valve Packages

Over the coming weeks Actuation Valve will be seeing nearly 100 hygienic actuated valve packages moving through the workshop. Our team of engineers will be busy assembling and testing the units for a local end user with a purpose built research plant

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Actuation Valve Attend Topworx Training With Emerson

Actuation Valve have recently completed the most relevant technical training at Topworx facilities shared with Asco Numatics in Skelmersdale. As part of the training our technical support team looked at the basic model TV ranges through to TX, DX & Go Switch models.

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Orbinox Knife Gate Valve Training

Our sales team recently enjoyed a visit from Spanish knife gate valve manufacturer Orbinox to go through some basic, advanced and updated training on existing and new product ranges for our staff. Actuation Valve have long recognised the quality of Orbinox's products and they remain are first point of call for all knife gate valves.

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Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Emergency Call Out

Actuation Valve supplied a major part of the fire protection systems manual and actuated valves onboard the QEC over 10 years ago. With the warship now rapidly approaching commissioning and sea trials all hands are literally on deck to have this magnificent engineering project up and running ASAP. With some teething issues on several systems supplied, Actuation Valve's engineers had been requested to attend site on board to solve the problems that had arisen due to incorrect installation.

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A Day Out At The Football & Liverpool Win

For the last few years we have enjoyed the hospitality of one of our suppliers at Leicester City Football Club. During an exciting time for Leicester it has almost been a disappointing period visiting as Liverpool supporters with Jamie Vardy usually getting on the scoresheet

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Actuation Valve Pass Essential Audits To Become Approved Supplier

Actuation Valve are delighted to have recently passed internal audits with one of our biggest customers as a T2 supplier to BAE. Our commitment to internal procedures and standards are essential to delivering quality and reliable prodcuts to our customers first time every time.

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Full Stainless Steel INMETRO Actuated Valve Assembly

Required on a short lead time Actuation Valve have recently secured an order for 3 X 3/4" class 2500 NPT stainless steel Starline ball valves. The full specification comprised of Air Torque stainless steel, pneumatic spring return actuators and Topworx switchbox. Each individual unit came full EExd INMETRO certification with 4-20mA retransmission control and panel build assembly.

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Actuation Valve Continue Growth For 2016

Actuation Valve has recently posted its financial results for the year 2016 showing a 32% increase in net worth on 2015. This is the 4th year in succession that Actuation Valve has significantly increased its net worth year on year, and underpins the continuing growth strategy of the Board through new products and markets.

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Actuation Valve Continue Recent Butterfly Valve Stock Growth

Actuation Valve have continued recent stock growth for multiple ranges of Butterfly Valves from Spanish Manufacturer TTV. As the sole UK distributor for the TTV range of Butterfly Valves we are able to offer quality product solutions at competitive prices with technical and after sales support second to none in the industry.

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Actuation Valve To Sponsor Local School Football Team

As part of our current drive to engage with the local community and schools to offer work experience, training and support Actuation Valve will be sponsoring Northwood Community Primary School for their upcoming year 6 football team 2016/17 season.

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Actuation Valve all set to achieve Carbon Neutral status

Actuation Valve & Control Limited has been working in partnership with The Low Carbon Innovatory project at LJMU to identify the thermal conditions of our warehouse facility and offices, exploring ways to achieve energy saving and to establish our carbon footprint

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UK University HVAC Application Actuated Butterfly Valves

Actuation Valve & Control Ltd have recently completed an Actuated Butterfly Valve project for a new installation within a UK based University. The Butterfly Valve of choice came from the Metal Seated range of TTV High Performance Valves (40WM4040) and consisted of a CF8M Stainless Steel Body & Disc

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Aluminium Bronze Butterfly Valve Stock

Following on from Actuation Valve’s appointment as the Sole UK distributor for the TTV range of Butterfly Valves we are pleased to announce a significant investment for a full Aluminium Bronze B148 Butterfly Valve

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UK TTV Butterfly Valve Exclusive Distribution

We see this opportunity as an ongoing joint commitment to provide quality, cost effective solutions within the UK market with continued growth over the past 18 months enabling further product stock investment

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Air Torque AT-HD Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuator

The AT-HD Scotch Yoke Pneumatic Actuator is the natural progression from the Rack & Pinion series of Air Torque Actuators and provides high output torque solutions specifically for the Oil & Gas Industries.


Actuation Valve & Control save the day

We had an urgent call from one of our customers with a serious breakdown for one of your actuators, we were really up against it but your company came up with the goods. The item was delivered the same day which had the plant up and running. The service was excellent, so much so we ordered another two actuators and they were delivered the next day

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We are recruiting!

Following another successful year of trading and significant stable growth within the business Actuation Valve are looking to expand its growing team

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Actuation Valve Rebrand

After 20 years of successful trading, hard work and determination, we have arrived at the next chapter in our future. Having provided quality Valve & Actuation solutions to industries inlcuding Oil & Gas, Chemical, Consumer Health, Food & Beverage, Water & Wastewater, we are now at a stage where we can offer a complete product support for all applications and requirements

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New Product - Viz Switch Switchbox

The design incorporates years of research development and technology to position Viz Switch at the forefront of the Limit Switch market and is the first choice for all 1/4 turn actuated valve package solutions

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Wras Approved TTV Gate Valve

The first of many new product launches of the coming weeks, Actuation Valve & Control Ltd are pleased to bring the TTV Wras Approved Gate Valve as part of our supply to serve an existing and increasing new customer base predominantly within the Water, Wastewater, Sea Water, Air Conditioning, Heating, Irrigation, Fire Fighting & Industrial industries

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TTV Butterfly Valves Stock

Actuation Valve & Control Ltd have been the official UK distributor of TTV Butterfly Valves for over 20 years and see this as a significant step in securing a stronger foothold within the UK Market

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Auxiliary Oil Support Vessels for Aircraft Carriers

Actuation Valve & Control LTD have recently secured a major new contract with the Ministry Of Defence to supply over 1000 Manual, Electrically Actuated & Gear Operated Valve packages for 4 New Auxiliary Oil Ships


Tengizchevroil Actuation Package

Having supplied Actuated Ball Valves to Tengizchevroil (A joint venture between Chevron & Exxon Mobil) back in 2002, Actuation Valve & Control Ltd have been chosen again to design, assemble & test 8 X Electrically Operated Ball Valves for their operations department in Kazakhstan


Kuwait Directional Control Valves

Actuation Valve & Control Ltd have received an order for 47 X 2” Pneumatically Actuated, Starline Ultrastar Directional Ball ValvesC/W Tommy Bar Manual Override for a project we have been working on for the last 18 Months

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8MTR Bespoke Pipe 6" 316/316L Dual Certified

After scouring the continent for a willing Manufacturer Actuation Valve & Control LTD have secured a major order for several new installations at a local Oil Refinery having been the only vendor able to offer for the correct specifications


New Delivery Vehicle Investment

Mobility is a key part to our business for servicing existing local and non local customers. Actuation Valve & Control LTD have today invested heavily on several new commercial vehicles to ensure this service is not only continued but unrivalled. Whether this be for delivery or site visits we are there when you need us.

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New Fire Protection Butterfly Valves Kazakhstan

Actuation Valve & Control LTD & TTV have secured an order to supply some 92 Gear Operated Butterfly Valves with sizes ranging from 4”-10” to a Global Fire Protection Company’s operations in Kazakhstan


Phase 2 for NHS Ball Valve Supply

Since previously installing 8 X 6” & 8” ANSI 300 Ball Valves in October of last year, Actuation Valve & Control Ltd along with a local Contract Engineering Company have been chosen to supply & install an additional 33 X Table H Pekos Ball Valves ranging from 4?-8?


Tessenderlo Valve Actuation Package Project

After breaking ground at their Widnes Site two years ago, Tessenderlo have chosen to rely on Actuation Valve & Control LTD’s Valve Actuation experience on their Acyls plant upgrade. With some 40 Quarter Turn On/Off and Control Ball Valves we were awarded the contract based on securing delivery within two working weeks.


4000+ Manual & Actuated Valve Packages Pilkington Glass

Actuation Valve & Control Ltd have just completed their first order with Pilkington Glass which could not have come any bigger, at 215K. Over 4000 Manual & Actuated, Tagged Ball & Butterfly Valves ranging from 3/8?-16?.