Keep your process on top with the right control valve
18 Jun 2019
What if you could keep your process working at its peak, with a reduced risk of outages? Believe it or not, you can make this dream scenario a reality through your choice of control valve, says Spirax Sarco’s national controls and meterting specialist, Darren Silverthorn.
Control valve specification is key to performance and longevity. The majority of control valve issues experienced in industry stem from incorrectly specified control valves. Having the right process conditions and an understanding of the process itself makes correct specification a reliable process.
Incorrectly specifying a control valve can lead to several challenges such as, product quality issues, increased maintenance, control valve failure and production shutdown. With all of these challenges comes the possibility of increased safety risks.
Whether plant managers carry out their own control valve maintenance or use a third party, the design of a control valve will influence a plant manager’s strategy and budget.
When control valves are looking a bit worse for wear and are underperforming, you will likely be considering replacing your control valves as an option but you want to ensure that you can get your system back into service as quickly as possible. With that in mind, you’ll need stock availability and quick delivery.
With Spirax’s delivery within 48 hours on a large selection of control valves, you can be back up and running in no time. The valves leave the factory already pre-commissioned for applications, letting you do a quick installation.