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Our Top 5 Industrial Valve Articles of 2016

2016 was quite a year! The manufacturing industry saw a significant rebound, and oil prices started to recover as well. Both of these trends are expected to continue in 2017. At Allied Valve, we also saw some big changes this … 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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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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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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Allied Valve Boosts Control Valve Testing Capability with Barbee TF 100-DAQ

How confident are you that your control valves are performing to API specifications? If you couldn’t answer 100%, there’s a problem. These valves are the final control elements in your industrial control systems. You need to know you can count … Continue reading

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What Do Control Valves Have to Do with Product Quality?

Manufacturing is a highly competitive business, especially now, with new technologies coming on the scene and new models disrupting the traditional. With this competition comes enormous pressure to improve efficiency and productivity, while maintaining a level of quality that will … Continue reading

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ANSI/ISA-75.19.01 Hydrostatic Testing of Control Valves

ANSI/ISA-75.19.01, from the American National Standards Institute and the International Society of Automation, provides requirements for the hydrostatic testing of control valves. Scope ANSI/ISA-75.19.01 applies to all control valves. It establishes the requirements for the structural integrity and leak tightness … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Control Valve Repair: What It Is and Why You Need It

A faulty control valve can cause major problems in your plant. For example, it’s not unusual for companies to lose upwards of $1 million per year because they can’t maintain the correct steam pressure in a line. If operations have … Continue reading

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4 Signs It’s Time to Repair Your Control Valve

In a previous article, we identified five common control valve problems. This article takes a look at the four most common reasons our technicians are called out to job sites for control valve repair. 1. Control valve leaks internally Control … Continue reading

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Common Control Valve Problems to Watch Out For

Control valves that aren’t working correctly can cause problems for your entire system. While some issues are easy to spot, others require a powerful diagnostic tool, like GE’s ValScope. This article provides a brief introduction to five common control valve … Continue reading

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