Mounting Dual Inductive Sensors on Manual Valves
Many of the manual valves in chemical or petrochemical plants are not yet monitored using an automated process. Retrofitting with dual inductive sensors makes it possible to keep a constant overview on whether the valves are opened and closed correctly. Pepperl+Fuchs offers an extensive range of sensors for monitoring the opened/closed position of the valves that are suitable for a wide variety of operational conditions. But what is the best way to install these dual sensors in your plant? Read this blog article to find out more about Pepperl+Fuchs mounting accessories.
The Optimal Mounting Solution—Even for Valves without Tapped Holes
When choosing the optimal mounting solution, the fact that many of the solutions available on the market require a tapped hole can present a real challenge. Since a number of valves do not meet this requirement, in some cases a hole will be drilled specifically for installing the dual sensor.
Plant operators no longer need to spend time and money on this process because Pepperl+Fuchs now offers a mounting solution that does not need a tapped hole—the valve can simply be clamped to the stub shaft. This means that valves without tapped holes can be automated quickly and easily.
For Which Types of Valves Can the Clamping Solution Be Used?
The Pepperl+Fuchs clamping solution consists of two parts that are purchased separately: A two-part mounting base and hand-operated lever, and an adapter plate on which the sensor and activator are mounted. The solution is suitable for mounting dual inductive sensors on almost any standard manual valve. The only consideration to be made is the shape of the drive shaft, as it must be square to ensure that the clamping solution can be installed without any issues. However, in some project conditions, it is possible to implement engineered solutions for non-square geometries.
Which Mounting Accessories Are the Best Choice for Your Valve?
Both the mounting base and the adapter plate used for mounting the sensor and activator are available in several versions. Find out below which versions are the best choice for your plant.