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 an application. Chapter 6 covers the selection and use of special control valves. Chapter 7 covers desuperheaters, steam conditioning valves, and turbine bypass systems. Chapter 8 offers typical control valve installation and maintenance procedures. 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 strongest link in the control loop: the control valve and its accessories. This book includes extensive and proven knowledge from leading experts in the process control field including contributions from the ISA and the Crane Company.