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GENERAL INFORMATION

W.E. Anderson HI-FLOW™ Control Valves are single seated, top-guided globe valves - probably
the simplest, from a construction standpoint, the most versatile control valve in use. Typically,
control valves are used to throttle fluid floes within fairly narrow bands during normal operation.
However, HI-FLOW™ globe valves also feature high flow capacities with wide rangeability (50:1)
and tight shutoff enhancing control capability while providing superior application flexibility.
Although many manufacturers have attempted to improve upon the globe valve's existing high
level of performance by complicating inner valve geometries, the HI-FLOW™ valve with linear
characteristics remains the choice of industry for the vast majority of demanding process control
applications.

VALVE CHARACTERISTICS
Linear (standard) - Equal increments of plug travel provide equal increments of flow change: for
10% of plug travel, the valve will pass 10% of its rated flow (Cv); for 20% of plug travel, the valve
will pass 20% of its rated flow, etc.

Equal Percentage (optional) - Equal increments of plug travel provide uniform percentage of flow
change: the same percentage increase in flow will occur when the plug moves from 30-40% of
total travel as then the plug moves from 60-70% of total travel, etc.

CONTROL VALVE SIZING


The Cv (valve flow coefficient) method is an accepted way to size HI-FLOW™ Control Valves. By
definition, Cv is the number of U.S. GPM of 60°F water that will pass through the valve with 1 PSI
pressure drop. Basic formulas have been developed to express the flows of liquid, gasses and
steam in terms of the flow coefficient Cv.

Once the required Cv is determined, selection of the proper size control valve can be made. It is
recommended that the maximum capacity of a HI-FLOW™ valve should be 15% to 50% above
the maximum process flow. And, the minimum required Cv must be within the available
rangeability of the valve for proper control.

ACTUATOR SELECTION
Selection of the proper LIN-E-AIRE© Pneumatic Actuator series is dependent on the type of HI-
FLOW™ valve selected and the action required. Assuming use of the standard Series 2000VA HI-
FLOW™ valve with push-to-close action: Direct Acting - select Air-To-Lower actuator; increasing
pneumatic control signal closes valve, valve opens on loss of air. Reverse Acting - select Air-To-
Raise actuator; increasing pneumatic control signal opens valve, valve closes on loss of air.
Although any LIN-E-AIRE© actuator size may be installed on any HI-FLOW™ valve, from a
practical standpoint, the maximum required operating force (based on available pneumatic control
signal) should be selected. A wide variety of interchangeable springs are available for each
actuator size enabling the selection of a standard actuator operating with custom control signal
ranges for improved process control. Typically, the selection of actuator range spring will be
performed by the factory as part of the normal manufacturing and calibration process. The chart
on page 3 lists performance capabilities of standard valve packages to aid in economical
selection.

POSITIONER SELECTION
Selection of the proper PRECISOR® Pneumatic Valve Positioner is dependent on they type of HI-
FLOW™ valve and LIN-E-AIRE® actuator selected and the action required. Assuming use of the
standard Series 200VA HI-FLOW™ valve with push-to-close action and a LIN-E-AIRE® Air-To-
Raise actuator: Direct Acting - increasing pneumatic control signal opens valve, valve closes on
loss of air; Reverse Acting - increasing pneumatic control signal closes valve, valve closes on loss
of air.

HOW TO ORDER
1. Select the HI-FLOW™ Control Valve Model No. to specify valve size and material.
2. Add LIN-E-AIRE© Pneumatic Valve Actuator Termination No. to specify size and control action.
3. Standard pneumatic control signal operating range is 3-15 PSI. If special range is required, add
suffix -Z and specify on order, i.e. 2-10, 10-18, 6-30 PSI. etc.
4. Add suffix -A is a Pneumatic Valve Positioner is to be factory mounted and calibrated.
5. Add suffix -T1 (air-to-open valve) or -T2 (air-to-close) valve if a Current to PressureTransducer
is to factory mounted and calibrated. Order separately.
6. For 2-Way valves, specify upstream pressure (USP). For 3-way valves, specify service and
USP's Mixing: USPu and USP L are required; Diverting: USPc is required. EXAMPLE: 2001VA32-
230-Z-A, 2-10 PSI, USP = 100 PSIG 100NF41-230, 2-10 PSI (factory installed)

SUGGESTED SPECIFICATION
Pneumatic control valve shall be (push-to-close, single-seated) (3-Way) top-guided globe valve
with linear characteristics, high flow capacity: and 50:1 rangeability. Valve body shall be (Bonze)
(316SS) and trim shall be 316SS with all welded plug construction. Actuator shall be (Direct)
(Reverse) Acting operating as (3-15 PSI) (__) pneumatic control signal range providing for valve
(opening) (closure) on loss of air. Actuator shall include a position indicator to provide a visual aid
in determining inner valve position and shall be factory calibrated for USP(s). Control valve shall
have factory installed positioner (if required). Pneumatic Control Valve shall be W.E. Anderson HI-
FLOW™ Model No._____.