The primary goal of functional safety is to prevent accidents.
ValvTechnologies and Severn Glocon have reached a partnership agreement that will see collaboration between two of the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies specializing in innovative, high-end, severe-service valves.
When planning a check valve installation, the primary goal is to achieve a valve and piping system that offers the longest service life at the lowest cost.
Valves are integral components in most industrial processes' overall operating efficiency, especially those in power, chemical and paper plants.
More than 200 people from across the valve industry participated virtually in the VMA Valve Forum and Valve Basics event, which included 4 days of presentations on technical, manufacturing, management and marketing, valves 101, and valve repair.
One factor I noticed was that every article on the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) was about applications inside the factory and not within the supply chain. For example, there were articles on machine monitoring, equipment monitoring, preventive maintenance, and smaller topics.
During a power plant operating cycle, valve maintenance and reliability are key focus areas, often taking up the largest portion of an outage budget.
Severe service valves are offered in several standard designs, including non-return, isolation and control types.
When it comes to valves, “beauty is only skin-deep” is often a true statement. Since Superman and his X-ray eyes don’t really exist, there is no way to verify the quality of a valve or valve component just by looking at it.
Surfaces in relative motion or in contact with each other — such as bearing or gear components — produce a frequency response when they interact.
The biopharmaceutical industry relies on hygienic diaphragm valves for its demanding process applications because of the unique needs for cleaning and draining, and for pressure and temperature capabilities.
The impact of a facility’s decision to repair control valves, versus replacing them, in the coming months could result in more effort, time and money than expected.
The situation presents enormous challenges to local water utilities struggling with aging, and insufficient piping and valves, while trying to deal with limited budgets.
Understanding suspended solids and their effect on equipment is critical in choosing isolation valves for slurry service.
Comprehensive valve performance management provides monitoring and service for valves throughout a process or facility.
Equipment as a Service (EaaS) is a relatively new concept similar to the widely used Software as a Service (Saas). SaaS allows customers to use cloud-based software on a subscription basis.
As immersive reality technologies continue to grow in scope and scale, more industrial applications are being developed to solve longstanding issues.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) includes, among other capabilities, monitoring equipment and process parameters using sensors connected to networks.
Bill Sandler spent much of the 81st VMA/VRC annual meeting being surprised and honored for his 42 years of service to the association and the valve industry.
One of the most acute challenges in the business of water/wastewater today is the failure of systems and piping, which are aging faster than many municipalities and water authorities can react.
The most common reason coatings don’t do what they are tasked with doing is surface preparation.
A control valve can be used to control pressure, pressure drop, flow and temperature in any system where there is a fluid flowing through a pipe that needs to be controlled.
The old saying in the valve service industry is “price, quality and delivery—you can pick any two.” That saying is still true 175 years after the first steam valves quit working and needed repair.
Speakers from end-user companies, consultants and repair/maintenance companies, as well as valve manufacturers and their suppliers, presented at the Valve World Americas conference.
Today, much of the information regarding the status of components installed in the field is housed in paper files, which poses problems for technicians and engineers.
Because of the critical function of main steam isolation valves in nuclear applications, keeping these valves running at optimum performance levels is vital.