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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 is a Masoneilan Authorized Repair Center (MARC)?

Earlier this year, we announced an expansion of our relationship with GE. Allied Valve is now authorized to sell, service, and repair GE’s complete line of Masoneilan products, including control valves, smart positioners, instrumentation, and the associated software within our … Continue reading

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Maximizing Your Control Valve Performance: A Guide to Control Valve Selection, Maintenance, and Repair

In any given process plant, you may find hundreds, or even thousands, of control valves. These valves are the final control elements, the equipment that is ultimately responsible for keeping process variables like flow, level, pressure, and temperature within the … Continue reading

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ANSI/ISA-75.19.01 Hydrostatic Testing of Control Valves

ANSI/ISA-75.19.01, from the American National Standards Institute and the International Society of Automation, provides requirements for the hydrostatic testing of control valves. Scope ANSI/ISA-75.19.01 applies to all control valves. It establishes the requirements for the structural integrity and leak tightness … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Control Valve Repair: What It Is and Why You Need It

A faulty control valve can cause major problems in your plant. For example, it’s not unusual for companies to lose upwards of $1 million per year because they can’t maintain the correct steam pressure in a line. If operations have … Continue reading

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Common Control Valve Problems to Watch Out For

Control valves that aren’t working correctly can cause problems for your entire system. While some issues are easy to spot, others require a powerful diagnostic tool, like GE’s ValScope. This article provides a brief introduction to five common control valve … Continue reading

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Should You Repair Your Valve or Replace It?

You find a valve in your plant or along your pipeline that isn’t operating at peak performance. Should you repair your valve or replace it? Here are four factors to consider. Cost Depending on the type of valve and the … 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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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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What is a Green Tag Center?

This year, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Consolidated Green Tag Center® (GTC) program. Dresser developed the GTC program in 1980 to provide better customer support and boost PRV safety through regular preventative maintenance. GE has continued the GTC … Continue reading

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