Posted on 8 June 2016

Valve control specialist debuts at World Nuclear Exhibition

Smith Flow Control will make its debut at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, France, on 28-30 June.

The valve control and management specialist’s main exhibit will be the FlexiDrive remote valve operator. FlexiDrive can easily be adapted to suit any handwheel- or lever-operated valve in nuclear power plants, making them continuously accessible and safe to operate wherever they are located.

FlexiDrive meets the strict safety guidelines and regulatory body requirements outlined by the nuclear industry. With the option of wall / floor and bulkhead penetration, the system prevents operators from being exposed to radioactive substances. FlexiDrive includes a new fully-integrated counter mechanism which displays the valve position (open / closed), providing the operator with a clear indication of the position from a safe vantage point. The system is capable of operating valves as far as 30 metres away and accommodating 540 degrees of bends in the cable run.

Smith Flow Control will also be showing its range of valve interlocks. Trapped key interlocks are simple, mechanical devices that can be customised to implement a safe sequence of operation in any process activity. They protect investment in plant and equipment, improve employee safety and reduce the risk of damage to the environment.

The exhibition takes place at the Parc des Expositions, Le Bourget, where Smith Flow Control will be found on Stand 2B-D47. The event is free to attend using the code Z813842 on the WNE website: control specialist debuts at World Nuclear Exhibition

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