Author Archives: Krista Garver

Repairing Pipeline Slab Gate Valves: A Solution for Aging Facilities

U.S. oil production has ramped up to a level not seen in decades. Last November, production hit 10 million barrels a day for the first time since 1948, and according to some estimates it could reach 12 million barrels a … Continue reading

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Allied Valve and Automation Service Team Up to Grow Solutions for Industrial Valve Users

Riverdale, IA – May 18, 2018 — Barry Shoulders, President and CEO of Allied Valve, Inc., today announced a merger with St. Louis, MO-based Automation Service, an internationally recognized provider of remanufactured Fisher® control valves and actuators as well as … Continue reading

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Allied Valve Hosts Training and Education on Consolidated 2900 and 3900 Product Lines

Continued product training and education are essential to Allied Valve so we can support our customers and their ever-growing technical needs. Recently our entire team received training on the Consolidated 2900 and 3900 product lines from BHGE Senior Pilot Valve … Continue reading

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Should You Install Automated Valves Along Your Pipeline?

In a recent interview about pipeline safety, senior health and safety advisor Dale Gross recommended installing remote-actuated valves because they can be controlled from a central location, rather than requiring a technician to drive out and adjust them. This allows … Continue reading

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Pipeline Safety: Class Locations and Valve Placement

In a recent interview about pipeline safety, senior health and safety advisor Dale Gross recommended installing valves at closer intervals to allow you to isolate smaller sections of the pipeline. Pipeline valve spacing is covered under Title 49 of the … Continue reading

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Pipeline Safety Tips from a Senior Health and Safety Advisor in the Oil and Gas Industry

Roughly 200,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines crisscross the United States, delivering oil to refineries and other plants that produce the fuel that powers our lives. Safety is a primary focus of the oil and gas industry, and the industry … Continue reading

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How Valve Suppliers Can Help the Power Industry Meet Their Biggest Challenges

From aging plants and an aging workforce to the push for sustainability, the power generation industry today faces many challenges. As we look to the future, these challenges will only grow, and the power companies that act now to address … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Your Power Plant More Efficient

In the power industry, profitability depends on efficiency. There are, of course, plenty of ways to boost your top line, but without efficiency, your bottom line will always suffer. Here are 5 ways to make your power plant more efficient. … Continue reading

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How the Power Industry Can Save Time and Money with the Cornerstone TP-1 In-Line Repairable Severe Service Ball Valve

How much money do you lose to bad-acting valves every year? Probably much more than you think. Valve leakage is estimated to cost power plants $1.2 billion annually. Valve failures can cause safety problems and lead to unplanned downtime. Cutting … Continue reading

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Tips for Upgrading to Digital Valve Positioners

Are you ready to take your plant productivity to the next level by upgrading to digital positioners for your control valves? Your plant managers, your maintenance staff, and your bottom line will thank you. If you’re just starting out, the … Continue reading

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