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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. When You Need to Repair Your … 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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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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5 Ways ValScope Improves Your Control Valve Maintenance and Saves You Money

In the opening of his book Control Valve Primer: A User’s Guide, control valve expert Hans S. Baumann writes: “Control valves may be the most important, but sometimes the most neglected, part of a control loop.” These valves are the … Continue reading

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Allied Valve Adds GE’s Masoneilan Product Line to Growing Array of Solutions

Allied Valve, Inc., and GE have reached an agreement allowing Allied Valve to sell, service and repair the complete line of Masoneilan products from GE, including control valves, smart positioners, instrumentation and associated software. Allied Valve is the upper Midwest’s … Continue reading

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Should You Repair Your Valve or Replace It?

You find a valve in your plant or along your pipeline that isn’t operating at peak performance. Should you repair your valve or replace it? Here are four factors to consider. Cost Depending on the type of valve and the … Continue reading

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11 Reasons to Use PBV Severe Service Ball Valves for Your Most Critical Applications

What are your most critical applications? Nuclear? Oxygen? Corrosive materials or flammable fluids? When safety is on the line, you need the best protection possible. Here are 11 reasons to use PBV Severe Service ball valves. 1. PBV Severe Service … Continue reading

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