The knowledge base definitions were developed primarily to assist those having little prior knowledge of valves and to promote understanding of the special language common to the valve automation industry. The terms and their definitions given herein represent terminology relating to valves, actuators, control components and systems.
This information has been conceived to provide a service to Paladon Systems customers by presenting information based on many years of experience. Further, the purpose is to encourage uniformity and accuracy in the use of technical terms. This terminology listing is not exhaustive; and the absence of any particular term from this collection does not necessarily imply that its use is discouraged. Those who use these information are reminded of the limitations of such a publication, and that there is no substitute for qualified engineering knowledge and experience.
When in doubt as to the proper application of any term, the user is advised to contact a Paladon Systems' representative. Paladon Systems has highly trained and experienced people who can provide qualified answers.
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