EasiDrive Valve Actuators are Ideal for the Power Industry

          EasiDrive Valve Actuators are Ideal for the Power Industry

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, March 26, 2013

MUMBAI, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Smith Flow Control has an affordable tool for companies in the power industry
to safely and economically control valve operations. The EasiDrive portable
valve actuator securely operates valves in power plants. One operator can
efficiently operate multiple valves with a single tool while reducing fatigue
and injury risk. The tool is especially effective on valves that require a
high number of turns or are otherwise difficult to operate.

Photo: http://halmapr.com/sfc/EasiDrivePower.jpg (Photo caption: The
EasiDrive is ideal for use in the power industries)

"Power industry operators can strain themselves while manually operating
valves and we introduced the EasiDrive System as a solution to their problem,"
Mike Fynes, Sales and Marketing Director at Smith Flow Control comments. "It
is time consuming to open and close large valves that are not actuated. Two
operators can spend almost 20 minutes working together to open just one gate
valve. By using the EasiDrive system, one operator can open the valve in a few
minutes, making it almost effortless."

EasiDrive is a lightweight, portable and adaptable pneumatic tool. The tool's
custom engineered reaction device protects the user from the "kick" normally
associated with other torque tools, eliminating the possibility of any injury
associated with its operation. 

EasiDrive also features a variable output torque, controlled by a choice of
limited pre-set Filter Regulator (FRL) packs, which prevents excessive torque
being applied and ensures proper and safe operation of the valve.

About Smith Flow Control

Smith Flow Control is a leading supplier of valve interlocking systems for the
oil and gas and chemical processing industries worldwide. The company was
established in 1985 in the United Kingdom, where its head office is based. Its
interlocks can be used with virtually any kind of valve (including motorised
and instrument valves), switches, vessel closures, access guards, pressure and
temperature sensing systems and rail/road/sea tanker loading systems. These
interlocks reduce the scope for operator error and ensure safe continuous
plant operation. Smith Flow Control is a subsidiary company of Halma p.l.c.

For more information please contact: Mr Lakshmanan Venkateswaran, Smith Flow
Control Sales Manager for India

E-mail: V.Lakshmanan@smithflowcontrol.com

Website: www.smithflowcontrol.com

About Halma

Halma plc is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor
technology. Halma is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and
has approximately 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's
subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life
for people through innovation in market leading products which make its
customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. Many of these companies
are assisting India's economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water
and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and healthcare.
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Primary Media Contact: Mr Kuniyur J. Srinivasan, srini@halma.com ,
91-22-67080400

Secondary Media Contact: Mr Damian Corbet, damian.corbet@halma.com ,
44-1494-789152

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