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SAIMC: Secunda branch

September 2019 SAIMC

On 11 July, product specialist Sagadevan Kanniappen from WIKA Instruments gave a presentation on: ‘The Critical Importance of the Correct Valve and Manifold Selection in the Process Industry’.

Left to right: Brian Edwards (WIKA Secunda branch manager), Johan Maritz and Sagadevan Kanniappen.
Left to right: Brian Edwards (WIKA Secunda branch manager), Johan Maritz and Sagadevan Kanniappen.

There are important dynamics that need to be considered when choosing an instrumentation valve and/or manifold. Some of these include:

• Basic valve/packing designs.

• Pressure variation.

• Temperature considerations.

• Product support.

• Codes and standards.

Understanding the diversity of your operating conditions will greatly affect the final design selection of your instrument manifold and/or valve.

The branch thanks Sagadevan for his educational presentation. A vote of appreciation also goes out to Secunda branch patron member Honeywell for sponsoring the venue, snacks and beverages at these technical events.

All instrumentation and control related mechanicians, technicians and engineers are welcome to attend the monthly technology evenings. Dates for the rest of the year are:

• Thursday 3 Oct.

• Thursday 7 Nov.

All presentations earn CPD points for ECSA registered individuals. Enquiries can be directed to branch chairman Johan Maritz – 082 856 3865.


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