Tag Archives: Valve Testing

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

Posted in Allied News, Industry News and Trends, The Valve Expert | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Our Top 5 Industrial Valve Articles of 2016

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

Posted in The Valve Expert, Troubleshooting, Valve Leakage | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Warning: Hydrostatic Testing of Systems with Valves Containing Thermodiscs May Damage the Valves

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

Posted in Allied News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Allied Valve Boosts Control Valve Testing Capability with Barbee TF 100-DAQ

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

Posted in The Valve Expert, Valve Standards | Tagged , , | Comments Off on ANSI/ISA-75.19.01 Hydrostatic Testing of Control Valves

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

Posted in The Valve Expert, Troubleshooting | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Common Control Valve Problems to Watch Out For

Our Top 5 Articles of 2015

Here are the five most popular articles on our site in 2015. Thanks for reading! 40 Reasons Your Actuator Isn’t Working Actuator troubleshooting is complex. Depending on the type of actuator, the system, and other factors, there are many reasons … Continue reading

Posted in The Valve Expert | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Our Top 5 Articles of 2015

How Often Should You Repair or Replace Pressure Relief Valves?

Your pressure relief valves are the most important pieces of safety equipment in your facility or along your pipeline system. There’s no margin for error. Your PRVs need to work — every time. So how do you know when you … Continue reading

Posted in Preventative Maintenance, The Valve Expert, Valve Leakage, Valve Standards | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on How Often Should You Repair or Replace Pressure Relief Valves?

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

Posted in Preventative Maintenance, The Valve Expert | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Valves

Is It Time for a Plant Survey?

Have you ever had a state or insurance inspector come to audit your facility, but you couldn’t find your valve records? Do you have valves that have never been operated and you aren’t sure when they were last tested? Are … Continue reading

Posted in Preventative Maintenance, The Valve Expert, Troubleshooting | Tagged , | Comments Off on Is It Time for a Plant Survey?

Valve Leakage Tests Explained

All valves are inspected and tested by the manufacturer to ensure that they conform to the required valve leakage standards. In addition, optional testing can be requested by the purchaser, and regular testing is critical for ongoing valve maintenance and … Continue reading

Posted in Preventative Maintenance, The Valve Expert, Valve Leakage, Valve Standards | Tagged , , | Leave a comment