What are Diverter Valves?

Our seasoned professionals are here to provide solutions for all your industrial valve actuator needs. We help with valve actuator setup, service, repair, and remanufacturing to help you reduce costs and avoid downtime.

Industrial diverter valves are used in many different severe service applications. They take flow from one branch and divert it into two separate branches for processing. Diverter valves are commonly found in chemical production, mining, wastewater treatment, dry goods handling, and cryogenic applications. Due to these severe service applications, many diverter valves utilize valve actuators to help control and automate these processes.

Our team at Southern Actuation Service offers a wide range of services for all types of industrial valve actuators. If you need actuators for your industrial diverter valves or have malfunctioning actuators and valves, we are your trusted source for both setup and actuator repairs.

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Actuators for Diverter Valves

Types of Industrial Actuators for Diverter Valves

When you need actuator solutions for your automatic industrial diverter valves, choose our team for the job. We help you find actuators and actuator services that you need for safe, successful, and reliable operations.

The right type of actuator for your industrial diverter valves is dependent on many factors, including the specifics of your application and available power sources in your facility. Our team can help you find the right actuators for your application.

For industrial diverter valves, electric actuators are a popular option. These use an electric motor to provide power to the actuator to move the diverter valve stem. They are incredibly reliable for frequent cycling and heavy-duty applications. One drawback is that they may not work well for certain hazardous duty applications where combustibles may be present.

Hydraulic actuators are another common type of actuator used for industrial diverter valves. These use hydraulic fluid to create pressure inside the actuator to move the valve stem. They are incredibly powerful and fast. However, the space and maintenance associated with them may not be right for all industrial facilities.

Pneumatic actuators work similarly to hydraulic actuators but use pressurized air instead of hydraulic fluids to control the valve. They are popular because they are quite inexpensive and low maintenance. The primary drawback for these actuators is that they don’t have the same amount of power as many others, so they may not work well for all industrial diverter valves.

Electro-hydraulic actuators are another option that may work well for your automatic industrial diverter valves. These combine electric and hydraulic power to help with valve automation. They typically use a self-contained system of hydraulic fluid controlled by an electric motor to move the valve. They are low maintenance and offer good torque power, but typically cost more up front than most other types of actuators.

Whatever type of actuation is best for your facility, our crew is here to help. We work with all brands and types of actuators to help with severe service actuator repair, maintenance, and remanufacturing.

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