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Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates   |   October, 2012
Burkert’s New Large-Size Element Valves

The ELEMENT range of valves has been extended into larger-format valves and drives, with orifice up to DN50 and actuator to 130mm. This will significantly expand the application area of the valve types, enabling their use at higher process pressures and larger flow rates.

ELEMENT is a modular valve concept that delivers single-unit controlled valves, with a choice in valve style, and feedbacks, positioner or process controller needs. ELEMENT is characterised by an attractive high-quality stainless steel housing with intelligent and flexible system architecture. The range further extends to flow, level, and analysis chemistry sensors.

The expanded ELEMENT line of larger size valves and drives encompasses on/off Types 2100 angle-seat and 2101 globe valves, the corresponding proportional control Types 2300 angle-seat and 2301 globe valves, and the on/off and proportional control 2103 diaphragm valve family. All valves will be available with 50mm .. 130mm actuators, with orifice sizes DN8 to DN50.

It is anticipated that these more powerful and larger format valves will have a wide application scope. The valves reliably control fluids, steam, caustic solutions and chemicals, as well as abrasive or high-purity substances in many applications and process environments. A robust IP65/67 construction suits the ELEMENT range to arduous conditions, from hygienic process caustic wash-down areas (FDA and EHEDG certification), to high-dust mineral processing areas. ELEMENT on/off and proportional control heads offer network interfaces, push-button commissioning, super-bright LED status indicators, and numerous feedbacks and options.

The special ELEMENT drive design facilitates integration of automation units at all levels of the modular valve system, fitting to the broader Bürkert control philosophy. Valve positioners and process controllers link seamlessly with sensors for a monitoring and control system, for complete decentral automation of complex systems with minimal expense for cables and hoses.

Bürkert Australia links customers with the international resources of the Bürkert Group which has sales reaching AUD$1 billion annually. The Bürkert Group has offices in 40 countries internationally as well as operations in an additional 80 countries, plus a network of Systemhaus R&D and OEM development knowledge centres. Bürkert Australia celebrated its 30th anniversary in Australia & NZ in 2010.

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Bürkert Australia: 1300 888 868, or find more at
Bürkert NZ: 0800 BÜRKERT (287 537), or more at

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