Process Safety Management: What OSHA 1910.119 Says About Valves

OSHA fines recently skyrocketed, which means companies can no longer afford to take a “wait and see” approach to compliance. One of the most-cited OSHA standards across a variety of industries is 1910.119: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. … Continue reading

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Are Your Safety Valves Really Keeping You Safe?

In August of this year, OSHA fines increased 78%. This was to make up for 26 years of no change in penalties. Going forward, the fines will be adjusted yearly to account for inflation. The bottom line is: If you’re … Continue reading

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What is a Masoneilan Authorized Repair Center (MARC)?

Earlier this year, we announced an expansion of our relationship with GE. Allied Valve is now authorized to sell, service, and repair GE’s complete line of Masoneilan products, including control valves, smart positioners, instrumentation, and the associated software within our … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Improve Your Control Valve Performance

Control valves play a large role in the success of your plant. They help you achieve higher product quality and higher levels of efficiency. This means better products and more cost savings. Here are three ways you can improve the … Continue reading

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Is Unplanned Downtime Eating Away at Your Profits?

Do you know what downtime at your facility costs you every year? A frequently cited statistic is that downtime eats up about 5% of a plant’s productivity. As big as that number sounds, the real statistic is likely higher — … Continue reading

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Good News for Oil and Gas, Manufacturing

If you’re in the oil and gas or manufacturing industry, expect the rest of this year to look up. Here are three pieces of good news August is bringing this year. U.S. paves the way for faster oil and gas … Continue reading

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Maximizing Your Control Valve Performance: A Guide to Control Valve Selection, Maintenance, and Repair

In any given process plant, you may find hundreds, or even thousands, of control valves. These valves are the final control elements, the equipment that is ultimately responsible for keeping process variables like flow, level, pressure, and temperature within the … Continue reading

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Fugitive Emissions and Industrial Valves: 7 Things You Need to Know

Earlier this year, the EPA released a draft report showing that methane emissions from the oil and gas industry were much higher than previously thought. And just last month, the agency finalized the first-ever standards to cut methane emissions from … Continue reading

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What is a Digital Positioner and Why Should You Use One?

A valve positioner is a device mounted on the actuator that exerts or reduces air pressure as necessary to make sure the valve achieves the correct position. When there is no positioner, the control signal goes directly to the actuator. … Continue reading

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Warning: Hydrostatic Testing of Systems with Valves Containing Thermodiscs May Damage the Valves

Safety valves that contain a Thermodisc, such as the Consolidated 1811 series or the Consolidated 1700 series (Maxiflow), are designed for steam service only. If the valve is opened even slightly with water, it may, at minimum, damage the Thermodisc. … Continue reading

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