The Fluid Controls Institute (FCI) announced the latest release of its Standard 10-2-2003, control valve seat leakage. The standard has been updated to allow Class V leakage testing to be conducted with air or nitrogen as an alternative to water. A new Type B1 test procedure was also developed, which is derived by the FCI using equations from ISA Standard 75.01.01. Visit www.fluidcontrolsinstitute.org for more details.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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