Automatic Control Valves
Automatic control valves were designed in the early 1900's to provide water service to rapid growing American urban developments. Technology at the time was limited and automation and actuation that we use today was decades away from being developed. Golden Anderson was one of the pioneers of the automatic control valve for steam and water. Early on, the principal of differential pressure was the basis of design. Using this principal of operation, valves were designed to control the change of velocity entering the piping network at the pumping station. The differential piston control valve was born to handle pump control and mitigate sudden stops and starts of the water column. Since then, other technologies have enhanced the automatic control valve marketplace with the addition of balanced piston and diaphragm designs. We can help recommend and provide the right automatic control valve for your application. Please contact our office for more information.