Tag Archives: Valve Operation

Process Safety Management: What OSHA 1910.119 Says About Valves

OSHA fines recently skyrocketed, which means companies can no longer afford to take a “wait and see” approach to compliance. One of the most-cited OSHA standards across a variety of industries is 1910.119: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Pressure Relief Valves: Guidelines for Installation and Operation

Your pressure relief valves (PRVs) are your most important line of defense against equipment damage, not to mention harm to your personnel, your plant, and the environment. Because of this, it’s important that you install and operate them correctly. We … Continue reading

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How Back Pressure Affects Valve Operation

When selecting a pressure relief valve (PRV) for any application, many factors need to be taken into consideration. One of the most important — and least well understood — is back pressure. This article explains what back pressure is and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Valves

Depending on their service and application, and the local jurisdictional requirements, all valves need to be replaced sooner or later. However, if you find that “sooner” happens more often than “later,” you may not be getting as much life out … Continue reading

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3 Things to Avoid When Installing and Operating Safety Valves

In a previous article, we explored some common causes of industrial valve leakage, such as incomplete closure, damage, and valve design. These causes are properties of the valve itself, and they can result in significant leakage. However, the most common … Continue reading

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