Valve Magazine

Sun07052015

Last updateFri, 03 Jul 2015 10am

Designing for Safety:  Failure Modes on Gate Valves

Designing for Safety: Failure Modes on Gate Valves

For over 100 years, preventing catastrophic failur...

Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Control Valves

Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Control Valves

CFD is used in early field issue resolution where ...

Reclaiming Water from Oil Production

Reclaiming Water from Oil Production

One of the biggest objections to hydraulic fractur...

VALVE Magazine Print & Digital

Subscribe SPR15Read the latest digital edition

Subscribe to the digital edition

Subscribe to the print edition

Subscribe to the biweekly VALVE eNews

BUYERS GUIDE 300x80

New Products

Industry Headlines

U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate in Five Months

1 DAY AGO  |  Chris Guy

Manufacturing expanded in June as the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) PMI registered 53.5%, an increase of 0.7% over the May reading of 52.8%,...

Read more

Loading...
Advertisement
Advertisement

Flowserve MaxFlo 3 and NR Diaphragm Actuator Granted SIL 3 Certification

Flowserve Corp. announced the Valtek MaxFlo 3 Valve and NR Diaphragm Actuator achieved Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 certification of IEC 61508 Parts 1,2.

SIL is a measurement of the effectiveness of a safety system.  A third-party organization evaluates a safety instrumented function (SIF) and its hardware, considering such factors as redundant architectures, proof test intervals, proof test effectiveness, any automatic diagnostics, average repair time, and specific failure rates of all products and subsystems included in the SIF.

“SIL 3 certification gives Flowserve customers added peace of mind in the safety and reliability of the MaxFlo 3 Valve and NR Diaphragm Actuator,” said Eric Anthony, Director of Marketing, Control Valve Products, Flowserve Flow Control Division.  “We design valves and actuators with performance, reliability and safety in mind, and this certification validates our focus on quality.”

Flowserve partnered with exida Certification S.A., one of the world’s leading knowledge companies specializing in automation system safety and availability, to conduct the SIL certification process. The exida certification process involved an on-site audit and the development of a detailed safety case.

Source: Flowserve

 

  • Latest

  • Popular

  • Links

  • Events

 

Valve Magazine Digital Edition

15 SPR CVRInside the Spring 2015 issue…

• Heavy Oil
• 3D Printing Gains Momentum
• Restoring Power After Sandy
• What is a Surplus Valve?

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR
DIGITAL EDITION PREVIEW EMAIL