What is a Final Control Element?

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What is a Final Control Element?

Final control element is a device controlled by a controller to change the operating conditions of a process. Final control elements requires energy to operate against the process. This energy is usually in the form of air pressure, hydraulic pressure or electricity. There are a great variety of final control elements and accessories that make each one have its own characteristics to adapt to a particular process dynamic

What are the common final control elements?

The most common final element is a control valve. Once a control valve is triggered it changes the process by adjusting the flow of the process variable

Other final control elements are Metered Pumps, Dampers and Louvers, Fan blades and other electrically driven control devices.

Read more on Process Control Loop to know how control elements used in a process.