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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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
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
To realize these benefits, you need to ensure that the repair technicians who work on your valves are properly trained and certified.
How will you know if the technicians are qualified to do the job? Look for a Masoneilan Authorized Repair Center (MARC). Every MARC technician is required to complete factory-sponsored training on Masoneilan valve diagnostics and repair.
Other benefits of working with a MARC:
- ValScope-PRO — This diagnostic tool allows you to detect when your control valves are losing performance so you can determine exactly what parts you need, rather than having to purchase an entire spare parts list.
- OEM parts — This ensures you can always get the parts you need and lowers your inventory costs even more.
- Warranty — When the work is performed by an authorized repair center, your warranty remains intact. At Allied, we and offer a one-year warranty on parts and labor on all control valve rebuilds.
When to replace your Masoneilan control valves
There are, of course, times when you do need to replace your Masoneilan valves.
- When the cost of a new valve is less than the cost of repair. This is most common with small valves. In general, the larger the valve, the more cost-effective repair becomes.
- When you’re upgrading the process or introducing other new technologies. There may be times when you need more modern equipment, for example, if you’re integrating digital technologies.
- If your valve hasn’t been adequately maintained over time. With proper maintenance, control valves can easily last for decades. But, if you have aging equipment and you aren’t sure when’s the last time any maintenance was performed, you might benefit from new equipment.
There’s no cut and dried rule for deciding what’s right in every circumstance. Some companies will try to sell you a new control valve every time. But, in many cases, buying new is a waste of money — a MARC can repair your valve to like-new condition for half the cost.
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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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
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