Emerson introduces high thrust piston actuators for improved process control and increased productivity

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Emerson introduces high thrust piston actuators for improved process control and increased productivity Fisher® actuator provides accurate and reliable actuation of a broad range of sliding stem control valves, in challenging oil and gas applications

AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 19, 2013) — Emerson Process Management has introduced the Fisher®685 double acting piston actuator that provides high thrust output for short to long travel applications. The accurate and reliable operation of the actuator improves process control and increases availability – contributing to increased productivity and efficiency.

Designed for use with both medium and large Fisher sliding-stem control valves, including the easy‑e and FB series, the 685 actuator is suitable for general, severe, and critical service applications. The range includes piston diameters from 305 to 660mm and travel from 25 to 610mm as standard, with special constructions available up to 1118mm piston diameter. The actuator has a high thrust capability, with a maximum of 351.4 kN (79,000 lbf) available at 10.3 barg supply pressure.

The actuators feature ¾” NPT supply connections, with 1” or 1¼’’ NPT supply connections available on the larger size actuators. Larger air connections reduce the complexity of instrument piping and improve actuator response to control signals giving better process control. This enables fast operating times of less than 2 seconds in critical applications such as compressor antisurge.

Low friction piston seals and either chrome plated or Xylan coated cylinder bores, reduce sliding friction and wear – minimizing deadband, reducing maintenance costs and extending operational life.

These low maintenance actuators can be specified with durable corrosion resistant paint and are suitable for operation over a wide temperature range. Standard constructions offer a temperature range of -40°C to +93°C, however higher or lower temperatures are possible. Special constructions extend this range from -54°C to +204°C making these actuators ideal for the extreme conditions found in many oil and gas onshore plants and offshore platforms.

The 685 can be used with the FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 digital valve controller for throttling applications, or with switching valves for on/off control. This actuator can also be fitted with volume boosters for fast stroking requirements.

The 685 is part of a broad range of Fisher piston actuators that provide accurate throttling or on-off operation for sliding-stem control valves.

 About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher®, Bettis, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation and AMS Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com

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