Valves and pumps make up the life-blood (or rather arteries) of all of your industrial process, and as such, need to be able to serve you consistently. When downtime occurs due to a failed valve, the results can be costly, causing delays that your business could otherwise have done without. So to help you avoid such a mishap, here are some tips on how to spot your need for valve and pump repairs before they stop your processes in their tracks.
To know whether or not internal leaks are a sign of a faulty valve, you need to first know specified maximum allowable leakage for the valve concerned. All valves allow for a certain amount of internal leakage, known as the valve’s MAL. If internal leaks are going above this amount, it could point to worn components or poor configuration of the control system.
Externa leaks are never a good sign, especially where dangerous fluids are concerned, and this generally points to a problem with valve packing from improper maintenance, too much packing, damage from valve assembly vibrations and problems with thermal cycling.
No Ease of Movement
When issues occur with valves it is common for people to use more valve packing in them, this in turn, may prevent the valve from moving smoothly when it is operated. A stuck valve also often points to a problem with the positioner, particularly on pneumatic valves.
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With all of these issues, the best way to rectify the problem is to have the valve and its components seen to immediately with the help of a professional provider of pump repair services that you can rely on to be timely. Following that, exacting consistent preventative maintenance will keep these items lasting longer.
If you would like to know more about using our team at Controlled Liquid for valve and pump repairs, get into contact with one of our representatives today, or visit our website for details.