||Philip L. Skousen
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This is the third edition of the popular and remarkably comprehensive Valve Handbook significantly revised in order to include the details of the recent technological advances and discuss the design and performance-related issues, selection of the valves, their operation and practical applications. This reference source has been updated and now includes a completely new chapter dedicated to the green technology that is currently being employed by the industry, and also to provide better overview of the key environmental standards expected to be met by the process plants. This publication contains new useful information on valves that are is use in the waste water industry, covers the application of the ESO valves designed to the emergency shutting down, some attention has been paid to the valves specifically designed to be used in the nuclear industry, and to the procurement process for the N-stamp. The latest changes that occurred in the shutoff classifications have also been dealt with, together with the application of the wireless technologies to current smart tech. In addition, note that among the topics covered within this edition of the handbook there are criteria for selection of valves, problems commonly faced with the valves, manual actuators, smart positioners and so many others.