Actuators

Actuators in Albuquerque and El Paso

Albuquerque Pipe & Pump Supply Co. can help you determine if an actuator is a good fit for your needs, and what type of actuator you should buy.

What Do Actuators Do?

Actuators have a few distinct purposes; they MOVE the ball to the desired position, HOLD the ball in the desired position, SEAT the ball with sufficient torque to provide the desired shutoff specification, and PROVIDE a failure mode in the event of system failure.

What Kinds Of Actuators Are There?

There are two different types of actuator, pneumatic and electric. Pneumatic actuators are powered by highly compressed air, while electric actuators are powered by an electric motor. In order to determine which kind of actuator you need, you must take a few things into account; power source availability, torque at the valve stem, failure mode, control accessories, speed of operation, frequency of operation, and plant environment.

ABQ Pipe & Pump Supply Co. is your trusted source of actuators in Albuquerque and El Paso.