FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, INC
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 U.S.A.
Cernay 68700 France
Sao Paulo 05424 Brazil
Preface to Third Edition
Control valves are an increasingly vital component of modern manufacturing around
the world. Well–selected and maintained control valves increase efficiency, safety,
profitability, and ecology.
The Control Valve Handbook has been a primary reference for more than 30 years.
This third edition is a complete revision and update that includes vital information on
control valve performance and the latest technologies.
Chapter 1 offers an introduction to control valves including definitions for
common control valve and instrumentation terminology.
Chapter 2 develops the vital topic of control valve performance.
Chapter 3 covers valve and actuator types.
Chapter 4 describes digital valve controllers, analog positioners, boosters,
and other control valve accessories.
Chapter 5 is a comprehensive guide to selecting the best control valve for
Chapter 6 covers the selection and use of special control valves.
Chapter 7 covers desuperheaters, steam conditioning valves, and turbine
Chapter 8 offers typical control valve installation and maintenance proce-
Chapter 9 includes information on control valve standards and approval
agencies throughout the world.
Chapter 10 offers useful tables of engineering reference data.
Chapter 11 includes piping reference data.
Chapter 12 is a handy resource for common conversions.
The Control Valve Handbook is both a textbook and a reference on the