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Flowserve Announces Authorized Edward(TM) Valve Repair and Service Agreement with United Valve

Flowserve Announces Authorized Edward(TM) Valve Repair and Service Agreement with United Valve of Houston, Texas By GlobeNewswire,  July 16, 2015, 04:23:00 PM EDT DALLAS, July 16, 2015 – Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today a new strategic agreement with United Valve of […]

Criteria for Evaluating Industrial Valve Repair and Valve Modification Companies

Total valve replacement can be expensive and time-consuming. In-field industrial valve repair and modification resumes operations in the shortest time and at the lowest expense. The following seven criteria are essential to choosing an industrial valve repair company that will reduce downtime and resume operations quickly. 1. Vertically Integrated To expedite repair and modification, an […]

New Valve Modification Standard Published

The manufacturer’s Standardization Society (MSS) has recently published Standard Practice SP-141, “Multi-Turn and Check Valve Modifications”, which details standard procedures for the most common new valve modifications. As chairman of  MSS Committee 310, which created the document, I am pleased with it finally being published. Quite often our valve modification customers ask for specific modification procedures. […]

Valve Standards in The Petrochemical & Refining Industry

Originally published in the summer 1996 issue of Valve Magazine Valves in petrochemical and refining installations are subject to numerous standards and specifications issued by many supporting organizations. Today’s valve standards are dynamic documents that reflect sound engineering practice, changes in market demands and changes in technology and manufacturing procedures. This document focuses on some of […]

Industrial Valve Repair in the 21st Century

Once upon a time, most large refineries and chemical plants had their own valve shops, complete with a full compliment of experienced valve repair technicians. These service departments took care of most of the plants repair needs, although oftentimes valves were simply replaced rather than refurbished. During the boom times of the 50’s and early […]

Valve Owner’s Survival Kit

It’s a jungle out there, so the saying goes. Unfortunately, that jungle extends to and includes your work environment. And if you are responsible for some part of a chemical processing facility, the vines and beasts of that jungle wrap around and through the pipe racks, instrument panels and valves you call home every workday. […]

Valve Modification

In a perfect world of valve supply and demand, an end-user would be able to purchase any combination of valve configurations from the distributor with only a few days notice. The commonly-stocked ‘standard trim’ valves would share shelf space with the most unusual trimmed or end-configured valves. However, in this world of globally procured commodity […]

Industrial Valve Repair, a Changing & Challenging Business

Who Moved my Cheese? The heck with who moved my cheese, who moved my valve repair customers! Those of us in the industrial valve repair business can certainly relate to Dr. Spencer Johnson’s book, “Who Moved My Cheese”, which deals with handling change. The way our business is rapidly changing, it feels like just about […]

The Gate Valve’s Long History

The ubiquitous gate valve has a long history of serving the flow control industry in the United States. From its humble beginnings during the middle of the 19th century, to its universal usage today, the gate valve has soldiered on behind the scenes of America’s industrial pageantry. The first valve patent in America was for […]

The Ever-Popular Gate Valve

This low-tech valve may not have changed much in the last 100 years, but the gate valve plays a major role in virtually every refinery, chemical plant and industrial facility in the world. The most popular style of valve in the world of flow control is the gate valve. They are the on/off switches of […]