Category Archive: Control Valves

Detecting the Issues with your Control Valve

Control valves are a single component of a bigger system, but they control fundamental parameters of a process to keep applications performing optimally. Control valves are used to control fluid passage through regulation of flow, level, pressure, or temperature. Control valves are commonly used in oil & gas and manufacturing industries. The efficiency of automatic […]

Ways to Maintain Your Control Valve Maintenance Budget

Today’s power generating plants face two major factors: reduced maintenance budgets and competition from renewable energy. Maintenance budgets are tight, often forcing managers to put off problems that really require serious attention. The increasing popularity of renewable energy sources is diminishing the demand for traditional fossil power generation.  As a result, plants are regularly operating […]

My Control Valve is Causing Problems, What Do I Do?

It’s my weekend off and I get a call from the plant. The level alarm has gone off and our process had to be shut down. It turns out that the level control valve has once again failed in its task. We do our typical “work around” to start up the system and operate the […]

Once Upon a Time This Valve Worked Well

Our process had to be shut down again.  It seems that the original valve is no longer up to the task.  Should I continue to simply repair the valve or should I look for another solution?  Up until now, it was far easier to repair the valve and/or replace it in kind … but my […]

The Importance of Good Information About Valves

Proper valve selection is critical for ideal operation of any system. Improper valve selection can cause system underperformance or failure. The greatest problem when selecting valves is incorrect information. Often, we may only have access to incomplete or dated information regarding valve applications. Do we know enough about the system the valve will be used […]

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