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When Do You Need Severe Service Valves?

A wealth of industry standards exist to set specifications and thresholds for valves in various applications. For example, API Standard 527 sets the maximum acceptable leakage rates for pressure relief valves. One area where no standards currently exist is for … 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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6 More Factors That Affect Valve Sizing and Selection

In a previous post, we identified six factors that determine the sizing and selection of pressure relief valves: Connection size and type Set pressure (psig) Temperature Back pressure Service Rated capacity In this post, we’ll explore six more factors you … Continue reading

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How to Winterize Your Valves and Actuators

Winter is coming! For outdoor valves and actuators, winterization is a key component of proper maintenance and a crucial step to keep your valves working properly year-round. For example, buried valves have a gap between the torque tube and the … Continue reading

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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

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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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Kunkle Pressure Relief Valves: Installation and Operation Dos and Don’ts

Your Kunkle pressure relief valves are the key to protecting your system, equipment, and personnel from damage related to overpressure. Here are 10 dos and 10 don’ts for installing and operating Kunkle valves. Dos DO handle your valve with care. … Continue reading

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My Gate Valves or Non-Return Valves Won’t Shut Off. What are My Options for Repair?

This is part of a series of articles addressing questions we get from our customers about valves and valve products. Read the previous articles here: How often should you repair or replace pressure relief valves? Answers to three common questions … Continue reading

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3 Key Steps to Make Your Next Plant Outage a Success

Plant outages are necessary to perform scheduled valve and actuator repairs. They also give you the chance to assess your valves for bad actors and determine if any additional repairs or replacements are needed. But every minute of downtime is … Continue reading

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Answers to 3 Common Questions About Pressure Relief Valves

Your pressure relief valves are the best insurance you have against safety incidents in your plants and along your pipelines. We get a lot of questions from customers about how to select and operate pressure relief valves. Here are answers … Continue reading

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