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Lack of Skilled Labor Having an Impact on Hiring for Refinery and Industrial Applications

February 19, 2018 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the biggest challenges facing any industry today is the hiring and retention of highly skilled labor. While it may be easy to find a worker with the most basic skills and training, keeping a hardworking professional is more difficult than it might seem. You might hear about this phenomenon most often in the technology field, where one organization is always hiring people from another and leaving a talent vacuum. It is no different in the refinery and industrial world, and as a provider of industrial valve reconditioning in Utah, we understand and feel the pressure created by these challenges. Today, as the economy evolves, workers are drawn to numerous industries and fields. When the need gets great enough and pay rises in an attempt to find qualified workers, talent has a way of returning and filling those needs. This cycle will continue indefinitely, regardless of the industry. Safety first When it comes to refinery work or other industrial applications, skilled professionals are not just responsible for getting the job done quickly and correctly; having a skilled hand on the job can be a matter of life and death. Without the right knowledge and training, a disaster could be... View Article

How Industrial Valve Services in Utah Can Improve Efficiency in Water Treatment Facilities

February 5, 2018 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the years, how we think about and use water has changed pretty dramatically. As it becomes a more scarce resource, we find ourselves reevaluating how it fits into daily life. While most people at home see it as a vital part of a healthy daily routine, a necessity for bathing and a way to keep their yards green, people in the water treatment business must see it differently. The facilities we maintain—many of which were built before ecological considerations were commonplace—are now aging and showing their inefficiencies. But they are not lost causes. There are many small things industrial valve services in Utah can do to make these facilities work harder and better for the people who rely on them. Smarter controls The fast pace of technology has changed many industries, including water treatment. What was once left to people is now being automated under the careful supervision of those professionals. The so-called Internet of Things is enabling facilities like water treatment plants to visualize and control many of the processes that used to require a human flipping a switch or turning a valve. Through smarter controls, the amount of water treated and piped out of a facility can... View Article

Erosion Remediation to Restore the Integrity of Plant Valves

November 17, 2017 3:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In plants dealing with caustic materials or pressurized liquids, erosion is a constant concern for equipment. Valves in particular have a tendency to suffer the effects of erosion, due in part to their systemic function. As a result, rusting and erosion can occur in a variety of ways, all of which require plant valve services in Utah. Spotting oxidation The first step in remedying rusted valves is understanding the scope of the oxidation and what components are affected or at risk. Rust is easy to spot, but it’s by no means confined to the components where it’s immediately present. For example, a rusted fitment can develop a slow leak, which can bead water to connected pieces, wearing thin the protective coating and leaving the metal exposed to humidity and other forms of oxidation. To truly understand the scope of rust and oxidation exposure, it’s important to examine the scope of any existing rust, as well as peripheral components affected, in addition to components within proximity of rust-inducing catalysts. Cleaning Surface rust or low-level deposits on a valve can be cleaned and treated to both remove rust and prevent rust formation. A professional can then re-treat metal components to protect against... View Article

Preventative Maintenance Best Practices for Industrial Valve Actuators

November 3, 2017 3:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Industrial processes are built on the concept of precision. Thousands of working parts and pieces come together in a complex system, each doing a simple job to contribute to a larger result. Each piece and process is important, and if one singular aspect fails, so does the entire overhanging process. It’s this concept that makes something like industrial valve actuation in Utah so important. A valve that’s non-functional or malfunctioning not only causes an immediate problem—it causes an overhanging one that will stress other parts within a system. It’s quite simple for a damaged valve to quickly lead to the slowdown or shutdown of an entire system. Preventing valve issues The simplest way to prevent industrial valve actuators from malfunctioning is through preventative maintenance. Not only does proactive maintenance prevent abrupt malfunction of valves and actuators, it also helps extend life expectancy and preserve function. Ultimately, this saves time and money, preventing process disruptions and costly setbacks. Best practices for maintenance There are a number of things that can be done to preserve industrial valve actuation in Utah. Some of the best and easiest solutions come in the form of routine preventative maintenance: Conduct routine inspections of valves, including looking... View Article

Valve Reconditioning and Repair in Utah Can Save You Time, Money and Effort

October 25, 2017 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The companies we work with do truly important work. They are geothermal, solar and coal-process power plants, as well as oil and chemical refineries and mining process and production plants––which means that, when you look at the big picture, our work is crucial to industries that are essentially the backbone of the entire American economy. Industries such as these are too important to risk unnecessary downtime by not keeping up with regular machine and valve reconditioning and repair in Utah. The businesses we help are relied upon by essentially every other industry in America. No one can afford for these systems to fail, which is what makes our work so rewarding: it has clear and obvious value. Below, we’ll offer you an overview of the value of contracting with a high-quality valve repair and reconditioning service. Many services in one We work with a variety of mechanical systems, and have the expertise necessary to work on the largest and most complicated systems, as well as on the smallest and most delicate. Our valve repair and reconditioning services include: Onsite repair work Inspections Troubleshooting Total valve rebuilds Pressure seal replacement Leak repair Valve stem repack Whatever your problem, whether it’s common,... View Article