Postings tagged with: Valve Positioner

Tim Matthews| Jul 16, 2015


How much water is used in the oil and gas market?

Quick quiz: How much water is needed to drill and frack a horizontal well?a) 25,000 gallonsb) 250,000 gallonsc) 2,500,000 gallonsIt may seem crazy but each new well requires over 2.5 million gallons of water for completion. Not only that, besides the water needed for drilling and fracking, industry experts have found that for every one barrel of oil produced, over seven and a half barrels of water are also produced. For the production of one million cubic feet of natural gas, over 260 barrels of ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jul 09, 2015

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What are valve positioner diagnostics and how are they important to your valve?

Industrial plants are being tasked with reducing costs and increasing production. To achieve this, they must exploit plant efficiencies while simultaneously reducing their workforce. This forces plants to rely on their suppliers for the know-how solutions and advice to accomplish these tasks.Quickly realizing that it’s not just about cutting costs but maximizing operational efficiencies, plants that are thriving during this time are choosing equipment and suppliers that offer value.The valve and ...

Justin DiNunzio| Apr 16, 2015

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Product Spotlight: Siemens introduces new features to the SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner

The Siemens SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner demonstrates the versatility and reliability that you have come to expect from Siemens. While Siemens leads the market with safe, uninterrupted performance, we’re striving to develop new technologies to meet the changing market needs and expectations.With that in mind, this year we are introducing new functionalities to our SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner:1. Fail in Place TechnologyTraditionally, upon loss of power to a valve positioner, the device will fail t ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jan 07, 2015

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How can you get a valve positioner to work in excessive vibration – or other unsafe or poor locations?

At times, we have valve positioner applications that are affected by excessive vibration, temperatures, radiation, magnetic influence, and unsafe and/or poor locations. Addressing the root cause of the issue can be timely, expensive and sometimes deemed impossible by plant management.At one power plant, I remember a situation where they had placed the valve too close to the boiler. Because of its proximity to the boiler, employees were hesitant to work on the valve. To make matters worse, the va ...

Ron Salerno| Dec 22, 2014

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Goodbye 2014, welcome 2015

To our readers, At this time of year, it’s natural to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the next. We certainly had a good year this year. Strengthened by the resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, the U.S. economy is expected to continue to grow in 2015. Siemen Process Instruments, too, is moving forward with strength. We are pleased to have launched a number of products in 2014, and developed existing products for greater functionality for your use. These included:• ...

Justin DiNunzio| Oct 22, 2014

Siemens PS2 - The Cost of Air-1

How much does plant air cost you?

Have you ever wondered how to quantify something you can’t see? How about equating that something to dollars? What if that “something” was plant air and your valve positioner was consuming a lot of it? How do you quantify that, and is it even worth your time?In short, yes, it IS worth it!  A few years back, Dick Colony showed us how getting a handle on the cost of air saved one customer $600,000. You can read it here.How do I know my cost of air?It’s now easier to determine with the Siemens Cost ...

Justin DiNunzio| Aug 19, 2014


Product Spotlight – Integral Volume Booster for the SIPART PS2

Continual improvement is what we strive for at Siemens. Many times, design improvement ideas come from the people that use our products the most, our customers. With that in mind, we’ve developed a solution to answer the need for a simpler volume booster design.Siemens’ Integral Volume Booster (IVB) will provide users with the high flow requirements needed to move large valves while simplifying the installation process. The IVB connects to the SIPART PS2 and directs a high volume air supply to t ...

Richard Williams| Jun 25, 2013


Got Gas?

In the oil & gas industry, there are instances where you would use natural gas to move control valves.  Why spend money on a compressor for producing instrument air and additional electricity costs when you have ample natural gas available?  There are issues, however, in using the gas for these applications, particularly if the valve is being controlled by an electronic signal. Gas isn’t always easy.The most important question you can ask yourself is:  what is in the gas?  Gas can be great, ...

Dick Colony| Jan 08, 2013



Siemens' PS2  intelligent positioner provides a flexible  solution for all types of control valves, incorporating intelligent  valve  diagnostics and communications via HART, Profibus PA or Foundation Fieldbus.  Equipped with standard comprehensive diagnostic functions, the PS2 continuously checks the actuator and valve, so it will provide advanced failure warnings during operations. Siemens’ PS2 is resistant to most hostile environments, offers a flameproof enclosure  for C ...

Dick Colony| Sep 29, 2011

How do you save $600,000?

A large tobacco company was about to spend in excess of $600K for an additional utility building compressor. The facility air system was failing to meet pressure requirements based on the overall demand of the existing system with 2,500 positioners. By explaining key benefits of the PS2 valve positioner (click here to see for the benefits for yourself) and running a few tests, we were able to give them the air (and dollar!) savings needed to skip the purchase of a new compressor. Could you be in ...