Author Archives: Krista Garver

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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4 Benefits of Digital Valve Positioners

What if I told you there was one simple plant upgrade you could make to be more competitive? This isn’t a hypothetical exercise. By upgrading your valve positioners from analog to digital, you will be able to maximize your plant … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Oil and Gas in 2018?

2017 has been an interesting year for the oil and gas industry. The Keystone XL Pipeline was approved (but is still on hold), oil prices are climbing back from previous lows, and recently the Trump administration announced the country’s largest … Continue reading

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Safety Relief Valve FAQs

Allied quality assurance manager Lyndon Garrick recently answered some FAQs about safety relief valves for Valve Magazine. Click here to learn the answers to these common questions: What is the proper way to install a safety or safety relief valve (SRV)? Why … Continue reading

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Masoneilan Control Valves: Repair or Replace?

Poor-performing control valves can cause serious problems along your processing lines and pipelines. They can result in inefficiencies, decreased quality and downtime, all of which affect your bottom line. So, if you have a bad actor, what should you do? … Continue reading

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Allied Valve HQ Named Consolidated Green Tag Center of the Year for 2016

Allied Valve Inc. is thrilled to announce that our headquarters location in Riverdale, Iowa, has been named the Consolidated Green Tag Center (GTC) of the Year for 2016. Each year, the award recognizes a single GTC location that demonstrates exceptional … Continue reading

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Introducing the Consolidated 1900 Series Restricted Lift Option

Do you have pressure relief valves with inlet pressure losses greater than 3% of the valve set pressure? Do you have oversized pressure relief valves causing valve chatter? Did you know a restricted lift pressure relief valve could solve these … Continue reading

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FAQs About Flashing and Cavitation in Control Valves

Flashing and cavitation are common, harmful, and frequently misunderstood occurrences in control valves. Here, we’ll answer some FAQs about these phenomena. What’s the difference between flashing and cavitation? The words flashing and cavitation are frequently uttered in the same breath. … Continue reading

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A Guide to Masoneilan Anti-Cavitation Control Valves

In a previous article, we described the problems associated with cavitation in control valves. Namely, cavitation can damage your valves and cause them to fail. Since a valve is often the final control element in your system, failure simply isn’t … Continue reading

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Cavitation and Control Valves: What You Need to Know

Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs in control valves. It can cause severe damage to your valves, significantly shortening their lifespan. In this article, we’ll look at what cavitation is, what effect it has on your valves and other equipment, … Continue reading

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