Walt Boyes, Author at Automation Service


Remanufactured vs Refurbished Instruments and Control Valves

May 10, 2018
By Walt Boyes What is Remanufacturing? What are Differences & Processes? There’s a great deal of confusion over what the difference between remanufacturing, refurbishing, reconditioning, and repairing for instrumentation and control valves. Let’s see if we can end the confusion. Automation Service – Remanufactured vs. Refurbished Remanufacturing does not mean refurbishing. When you refurbish, or […]
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Measuring Flow in the Pulp & Paper Industry

May 1, 2018
By Walt Boyes What is a Magmeter? Electromagnetic flow meters, commonly called magmeters, are pretty close to the perfect flowmeter in many ways. As long as the fluid is conductive, a magmeter will measure flow from about one foot per second to about 30 feet per second in a pipeline, with an accuracy better than […]
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What are HART® Communicator Device Descriptions (EDDL)?

March 20, 2018
By Walt Boyes  What do you need to know about HART® Communicator device descriptions? We have the answer! Read on to learn what device descriptions are, why you should keep them current, and the simple process to update them. What are device descriptions?  A device description is written in EDDL or Electronic Device Description Language, […]
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Are You Sabotaging Your Pneumatic Instrumentation?

March 6, 2018
By Walt Boyes  In the video, “Importance of Using a FilterRegulator,” Eric Williams, valve assessment specialist at Automation Service, explained that using a filter regulator with pneumatically actuated valves is a great small investment. It can significantly extend the life of pneumatic instrumentation. He notes that the major cause of failure in pneumatic instruments is […]
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