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Revolutionizing Valve Operations: Advantages of Portable Valve Actuators

Portable valve actuators are undoubtedly a true revolution for manual valve operations in all industries – and there are many – that use fluids in their production processes. The innovation doesn't primarily come from the technology implemented in these tools, but rather from the way they have been designed to provide efficiency, safety, and ergonomics. These devices are indeed designed to facilitate manual valve operations that previously required lengthy, difficult, and tedious manual processes, thereby enhancing operational productivity without the need for expensive motorization and ensuring the safety of operators and equipment.

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A portable valve actuator is a compact and lightweight tool, allowing it to be easily transported and used in a wide variety of environments and configurations.
These handheld valve operators are flexible and enable users to open or close valves in tight or hard-to-reach spaces. They are particularly safe to use, thus reducing the risk of injury or equipment damage.
The primary advantage of portable valve actuators is their ease of use. They are user-friendly, even for operators with little or no experience in valve operation. The required training is simple, and the tool is designed to be safe for both the operator and the valve itself. This allows companies to save time and money while increasing operational safety and productivity.
Portable motorized valve actuators are also highly customizable, with a variety of accessories, features, and options available to meet different applications and environments. This makes them a versatile tool for many industries, including oil and gas, water treatment and distribution, power generation plants, and many more. Portable valve actuators are the ideal tool to enhance industrial process efficiency.

Motorization: Understanding the Benefits of Different Energies for Portable Valve Actuators

Portable valve actuators are available in three different energy options: pneumatic, electric, and gas powered. Each type of actuator offers unique advantages and is suitable for different applications.

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Pneumatic portable valve actuators are particularly favored in heavy industrial applications. They are powered by compressed air, providing a safe and reliable energy source for operations. As long as compressed air is available, pneumatic portable valve actuators bring many significant advantages!

To begin with, their unmatched lightness and compactness are notable. Pound for pound, a pneumatic motor is 4 to 6 times lighter and more compact than an electric motor, for example. This is a valuable advantage for a portable tool!

Devoid of electrical power, pneumatic portable valve actuators are especially useful in applications with explosion risks. To ensure safety and compliance with regulations, these actuators are certified according to ATEX standards.
Another strong point of this pneumatic technology is the durability and reliability of these tools, making them well-suited for use in challenging environments such as the oil and gas industry. They are unaffected by temperature, dust, humidity, and more.

In addition to their safety and reliability, pneumatic portable valve actuators are also known for their versatility and robustness. These actuators provide high speeds when low torque is required and automatically slow down as the demanded torque increases, thereby improving operational safety.

They are also relatively easy to install and maintain, making them a popular choice for industrial applications.
Pneumatic portable valve actuators can be used to control a wide range of valves, whether ball valves, gate valves, butterfly valves, and regardless of the size of these valves.
Electric portable valve actuators offer several unique advantages. Powered by their compact and powerful batteries, they can be transported and used anywhere, indoors or outdoors, even when no power source is available. Their batteries provide extended autonomy while maintaining compactness and lightness.

They are equipped with an electronic torque limiter that ensures optimal safety for both the equipment and the operators.

These battery-powered electric portable valve actuators are valuable tools in a wide range of applications. Whether you need a high-performance actuator for use in challenging environments or a compact and intuitive actuator for confined spaces, modec's range of electric portable valve actuators has everything you need.

modec offers two electric portable valve actuators, the MC89 and the JA73, each with its own unique features and advantages. Both are high-performance actuators suitable for a range of industrial applications. The MC89 is more compact and lightweight, while the JA73 is better suited for heavy-duty applications requiring high torque output over an extended period. Ultimately, the choice between the two models depends on the specific needs of your application.
They are relatively quiet and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective long-term option.
Gas portable valve actuators are a versatile and reliable option for valve operations in remote outdoor locations. These actuators operate using fuel and can run continuously, limited only by the available fuel supply.

One of the main advantages of gas-powered valve actuators is their durability and robustness. modec's gasoline-powered valve actuators are designed to withstand challenging conditions and can be optionally equipped with an adjustable torque limiter to protect both the operator and the equipment, even if a valve is completely stuck.

The use of petrol as an energy source also makes these actuators a practical choice for remote locations where electricity or compressed air may not be available. Gas portable valve openers can be used in total autonomy, providing reliable and independent control of valves.
They are particularly powerful and lightweight, two important criteria for operators, and are no louder than their electric counterparts.
Portable valve actuators represent a significant innovation in the valve industry, offering a simple, efficient, flexible, and safe alternative to manual wheel handling. They provide an obvious and easy-to-implement solution to prevent occupational diseases, workplace accidents, and valves becoming stuck due to improper handling. If you're looking to enhance your valve operations, a portable valve actuator could be exactly what you need.

Advantages of Air Motors over Electric or Hydraulic Motors

Safety: Air motors are considered safer than electric or hydraulic motors because they do not use electric current or hydraulic fluids that can heat up, leak, or cause fires or explosions. This makes them a good choice for industries that prioritize safety, such as oil, gas, or chemistry.
Robustness: Air motors require relatively little maintenance as they have fewer parts that can wear out or break. Simple and robust by design, they help reduce maintenance costs and production downtime.
Cost-effective: Air motors do not require specialized training or qualifications for their use and maintenance. They also do not require sophisticated control and protection equipment like electric motors, making them a good choice for cost-conscious industries.
Durability: Air motors can operate in challenging environments, such as high humidity, dusty, or extremely hot or cold conditions, without being affected. This makes them a suitable choice for industries that need equipment capable of withstanding tough conditions.
Compactness: Air motors are much more compact and lightweight than other energy sources at the same power level, making them a good choice for applications that require tools to be carried or moved.
Flexibility: Air motors are particularly flexible and have unique mechanical characteristics that allow them to easily withstand frequent start-stop cycles, changes in rotation direction, or jams. Their speed varies with the demanded torque without the risk of overheating or breaking, and their power is easily adjustable by adjusting the supply pressure, making them a good choice for applications with specific mechanical constraints.
Overall, air motors can offer several advantages over electric or hydraulic motors, depending on the industry's needs and priorities.

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