Valve Owner’s Survival Kit

Fortunately, there is a lot of best detail out there. Hopefully, this page will provide you a few insider tips, as well as point you in the true informational direction.

Additional testing-added insurance

For many general processes, application data and ample history is accessible, but some critical services need a measure of included insurance. This can take the form of further testing needs for the valves you

For example, say your operating situations need a shut-off valve to function at – 320F. This temperature orders the use of a cryogenic valve with a gas column to protect stuffing box or packing area from the sub-zero and possible icing, which could turn into the valve inoperable. You must be sure that the valve of choice exactly functions as needed at the – 320 temperature.

You have 2 choices. You must believe the judgment of every person in the supply chain, or you can ask to view the cryogenic test outcomes for the valve you are considering. You would learn by reviewing the test data; the valves do not forever do the same at a cryogenic temperature as they perform at room temperature.

Special service cleaning

Social media, such as oxygen, need that all components and piping be fully free of oil and other contaminants. To get this clean state, valves must be fully cleaned and disassembled, utilizing unique chemicals, inspection and equipment techniques. Following disassembly and individual cleaning parts, each part is examined with a black light and reassembled in an oil and dust free atmosphere.

After assembly, the valves are commonly tested again with either helium or nitrogen. The tested and cleaned valves are then packaged in a heavy plastic bag that is sealed for shipment to the client. Valve cleaning is extremely often used for other services, such as ethylene oxide and chlorine, that need an absolutely pristine valve.

Valve Owner’s Survival Kit

Installation tips

What about valve installation and double block and bleed valve? Actually, if you take care and follow all producers installation recommendations and procedures, you should be perfect. Anyway, if there are no installation procedures provided by the producer, you could use a pretty help. The Manufacturers Standardization Society of  Fitting & Valve Industry, otherwise called as MSS, publishes a document known as “MSS Valve User Guide.” This document has a wealth of detail concerning installation operation and maintenance of valve and types.

Press F1 of help

Most valve distributors and producers are generally glad to provide operational assistance and valve application. Anyway, you must consider that the salesman may not have the engineering background to reply specific technical questions. Due to liability fears, even some producers are hesitant to go out too far on that informational limb. It is also extremely unlikely that one producer will provide you much detail about a competitor’s product. If you have different brands from different distributors, your detail search may turn into a more of a scavenger hunt.

Most survival support can be found in publications of the different standards-making organizations. Virtually all valves are built to both material specifications and one or more industry standards or codes. There are specifications and standards covering virtually every kind of valve from plastic industrial valves to tool valves.