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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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Getting Ready for Winter: Q&A on Protecting Your Valves and Actuators from the Cold

Winter is just around the corner. And according to the current predictions, this one will be quite a doozy. Most of the northern part of the country is expected to get hit pretty hard. The Midwest should prepare for bitter … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Preventative vs. Predictive Valve Maintenance: What’s Right for You?

You already know that maintenance is the key to keeping your valves working at their best and your facility running at its smoothest. But what type of valve maintenance program should you choose: preventative or predictive? The answer is that … Continue reading

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What is the Industrial Internet of Things and How Will It Affect Your Valves?

Last week, Valve Magazine published an article by ARC Advisory Group consultant Peter Reynolds on how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be instrumental in improving control valve maintenance. Using data and analytics, companies will be able to time … Continue reading

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5 Ways Energy Companies Can Save Money in 2016

Falling oil and natural gas prices have hit the energy industry pretty hard this year. Fortunately, relief is on the horizon. Experts predict prices will gradually start to rise in 2016, though it will take some time before they reach … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Valves

Depending on their service and application, and the local jurisdictional requirements, all valves need to be replaced sooner or later. However, if you find that “sooner” happens more often than “later,” you may not be getting as much life out … Continue reading

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Why Use ValvKeep?

We are often asked if we can support OSHA 1910.119, which specifies process safety management for highly hazardous chemicals. This regulation requires that the preventative maintenance schedules for all pressure relief valves be tracked. The answer is yes! We use … Continue reading

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