General process or process manufacturing is that branch of manufacturing that is often just referred to as the ‘process industry’ and embraces many more specific industry sectors such as the chemical or petrochemical industry, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, consumer packaged goods or put simply, where the processing of bulk resources are made into other products.
There is invariably much cross-over between process manufacturing and discrete manufacturing and consequently also in the types of valves and instrumentation used to control flow, temperature, level and pressure.
Supplying valves suitable for general process applications can often mean addressing many important critical factors. These can include managing steam, high temperatures and/or dealing with abrasive media. Consequently, valve materials will need to be carefully considered in all these types of application areas. As an example, valves with soft seats and seals will have obvious temperature limitations. To combat this, we can offer a range of metal seated ball valves without O-Rings or soft parts. This will greatly extend the temperature capability of this product range.
MGA Controls has been a trusted partner to many UK manufacturers for over 35 years. Many household name Process manufacturing companies around the world have been able to rely on us for our expertise and knowledge in addressing some of the most pressing valve and instrumentation technical challenges.
As well as being able to provide complex technical ‘know how,’ we also have a range of products and a team to provide an ‘in house’ actuation service under our ‘Valve-tork’ Automation range. This means that we can provide our customers with a quick, in house, ‘one stop shop’ actuated valve service.
Our range of valves, many of which we will stock typically include:
- 3 and 4 way stainless steel ball valves (actuated or non-actuated)
- Carbon steel ball valves (actuated or non-actuated)
- Cast iron ball valves
- Wafer butterfly valves
- Double flanged butterfly valves (actuated or non- actuated)
- PTFE lined valves
- Flanged globe valves
- Pressure reducing valves
- Wafer check valves
- Solenoid valves