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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
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When comparing linear and equal percentage valves, a linear valve might have a 25% stroke for a certain pressure drop and flow rate, while an equal percentage valve might have a 70% stroke for exactly the same conditions.
What is the condition of the valve, how available is the valve for production, what is the quality of the valve performance, when do we need to service the valve, are our safety barrier valves safe?
So how do you know if your heart valves are working optimally, or if your existing valve problems are likely to progress?
Steam control valves not only control the pressure, but also the temperature in process applications.
In the process industries, a valve monitor system performs a vital role as part of an automated valve system.
More knowledge about valves and how they are made and sold help duplex valve suppliers maintain that advantage.
Electrically driven valve pins, a low-cost alternative to valve-gatrag, mold-mounted temperature controllers, and new components for fast color changes are some of a host of new components and systems unveiled at the giant NPE 2006 show in Chicago this past June.
Valves in home plumbing lines usually are cast bronze and have portions machined and threaded for trimmings.
When these valves fail, some mechanics find it easier to pull the part number from the failed valve and use it to order a new one.
Starting with just 13 employees in March, 2002, Racing Components was formed to capitalize on its knowledge in the production of high-performance combustion engine valves.
But as anyone who has used actuated ball valves for a while knows, these valves are notoriously high maintenance--with relatively short lifetimes.
Cells readily manufacture the nanoscale valves, pumps, and other gadgets that make life work.
servicing the tire and rubber industry that has its sales and accounting office, a research and testing facility, an assembly line for new valves, a machine shop for parts and a remanufacturing center all under one roof.
Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2003 Guideline for Environmental Infection Control in Health--Care Facilities states, "Maintain hot water at the highest temperature allowed by state regulations or codes, preferably greater than 124[degrees]F" and "install preset thermostatic valves (Type T/P) in point-of-use fixtures (baths, showers and sinks) to help minimize the risk of scalding.