Monthly Archives: July 2020

Limit the turning torque when operating valves.

D80 torque limiter

One of the main concerns for users of portable valve actuators is controlling the torque. It’s right to be concerned about the potential for damaging the valve or the gear winding mechanism as the valve reaches it’s fully open or fully closed position. Some of the portable actuators have built-in torque limiters. For those which […]

Universal valve lockouts provide locking integrity

universal valve lockout

This weird looking device is actually a valve lockout. It’s rarely the first choice as a means to lockout valves as part of a lockout/tagout/tryout procedure, but this type of device arguably offers the greatest integrity. Why is that? Readers who have seen my previous short videos on valve lockouts know that achieving a snug […]