Netherlocks Safety Systems has unveiled its VPI valve position indicator to provide process facility control rooms with a reliable remote signal, allowing personnel to maintain awareness of handwheel-operated gate valves’ current position. The company says that the VPI additionally delivers:
- Awareness of valves’ current status, which is essential to avoiding injury and equipment damage.
- A mechanical counter to convert a valve’s open and closed positions to electronic signals, thereby ensuring the accuracy of valve status signals.
- The flexibility to mount the device immediately beneath a valve’s handwheel without modifications to the valve.
- The elimination of externally mounted switches, weak welding, loose wiring and fragile brackets that cause false alarms in traditional monitoring systems.
- Accommodations for both new and existing valves.
- A custom build, permitting customers to choose whichever electronic switch they prefer.