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The Importance of Having a Backup Plan If You Need Emergency Industrial Valve Repair Service in Utah

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

With multifaceted mechanical systems––systems with many moving parts––it is almost inevitable that, at some point, a part of the system will fail with little to no warning at all. If that problem is not caught quickly, because of the way all parts of your machines are interconnected, the damage can begin to compound, and a costly but manageable problem can grow into an enormous and expensive headache. This is why we suggest that every large mechanical operation have an emergency repair service on call. Here are some benefits to having a plan for the eventuality of needing an emergency industrial valve repair service in Utah. Save money One of the best ways to keep your business model stable and predictable is to protect the health of your machines. Regular maintenance will save you a lot in the long run. But even if you are putting in the effort to keep your machine in tip-top shape, it is still likely that, at some point, you’ll have a few hiccups. Having an emergency industrial valve repair service on speed dial can help keep your machine’s problem from growing into one that is much costlier. It can save you money in the long... View Article

Industrial Valve Actuation in Utah: The Common Types of Actuators on the Market

September 27, 2017 11:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Actuators come in many shapes and sizes and rely on a number of different methods to open and close. Depending on the industrial operation you run, you may find that one type works better. But having a clear picture of all of the available options is essential for making an informed decision. If you run a large plant, you might find that computer-controlled pneumatic actuators fit the bill for the work you do. A smaller plant might find that manual actuation is more than sufficient. To help you better understand what industrial valve actuation in Utah is, let’s take a look at some of the common types of actuators on the market today: Electric valve actuators: As the name might imply, electric valve actuators rely on electrical current to incite valve movement. While this is a reliable source of valve control, it does require a steady and constant stream of power to function properly. If the power to the units is not consistent, valve control will be limited. Also, depending on the unit, electrical surges or power failures will impact the ability to function properly. But many plants are outfitted with backup generators to ensure operations in the event of... View Article

Four Important Things to Know About Industrial Plant Valve Services in Utah

September 13, 2017 11:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The integral valves that connect and control the various aspects of your plant are strong and reliable, but are far from bulletproof. In the past, industrial accidents and fatalities have been linked to neglected valves, and this has brought a renewed attention to proper maintenance and service. All too often, the fast pace of work in industrial operations and mounting expectations to meet seemingly insurmountable quotas pushes service programs to the back burner. This can lead to serious equipment damage and the potential for the loss of human life. If you’ve been avoiding it, here are four key things to know about industrial plant valve services in Utah and what to address immediately. Frequently used valves When it comes to daily operations, some plants may take an “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” approach. Despite heavy daily use, many valves are not serviced or inspected as often as they should be. What this means is that the mechanical device meant to start or stop critical functions may not operate as intended. This lack of function can be the difference between a critical failure in another part of the plant, or worse, the injury or death of plant staff. For example,... View Article

Are You in Need of Industrial Valve Sales in Utah? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Get Started

August 31, 2017 2:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Control valves are an integral aspect of the daily operation of an industrial business. Refineries, processing plants, chemical production facilities and solar and geothermal power plants all utilize control valves in their industrial processes and operations. Because of how important valves are for your business, it is important that you carefully select the correct valves before you purchase them. Knowing which questions to ask when you begin looking into industrial valve sales in Utah will ultimately help you make the best purchasing decision possible: What will your valve be used for? Industrial valves range widely in shape, size and intended use, and because of how many varying applications there are for control valves, you should carefully consider the needs of your specific operation when you are choosing control valves. In order to reduce the chance of leakages, make sure that you choose a valve that is designed to accommodate the gas or liquid of the specific viscosity that your system processes. What temperature will the system be processing? Temperature is an important consideration for your control valves. Depending on the temperature of the matter that is passing through your system, it may expand or contract as it passes through your... View Article

Electric Actuator Inspections May Indicate Failure and Require Emergency Industrial Valve Repair in Utah

August 18, 2017 6:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An actuator is a motor that converts energy into torque. This torque is then used to move or control a part or component as a part of the system. An electric actuator can initiate movement, but it can also prevent it. An actuator typically runs on electricity or pressure, and the control system can be controlled mechanically or electronically. The actuator plays an important role in day-to-day operations in an industrial setting, so it is important that it is operating safely and effectively. Occasionally, an actuator that has not been properly cared for or inspected might malfunction, which can cause a whole host of problems, including serious safety concerns. Several years ago, the Limitorque brand actuator found itself in the spotlight because of an incident in Florida involving an actuator that resulted in a death. Since this incident, there has been an increasing push to get people to have their actuators regularly inspected, in some cases necessitating emergency industrial valve repair in Utah. Proper inspections along with regular preventative maintenance can greatly reduce the risk of an actuator malfunction: Take the time to perform a thorough visual inspection of all external surfaces of your actuator. This should include paint finishes,... View Article