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An Overview of Control Valve Maintenance

Posted by Baelz North America | Jul 15, 2020 11:56:57 AM | 0 Comments

In fluid handling and processing systems, control valves play a critical role—i.e., regulating the flow and pressure of fluids to within an acceptable range for maximum operational efficiency and operator safety. As such, they must be regularly subjected to inspection and maintenance operations to ensure they remain in proper working order. Failure to maintain them can lead to lower processing efficiency and, in extreme cases, component or system failure.

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Baelz North America ANSI Valves

Posted by Baelz North America | Jan 7, 2019 1:35:54 PM | 0 Comments

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sets rules and guidelines regarding the most critical technical aspects of various components manufactured for industrial use in North America. All ANSI-compliant Baelz valves are also compliant with ISA specifications. This is due to the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) reaffirmation of existing ISA valve-related standards, which include ANSI valve standards. 

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2-Way vs 3-Way Valves: Which Type is Right for You?

Posted by Baelz North America | Oct 10, 2018 10:48:00 AM | 3 Comments

Valves play a crucial role in almost all industrial processes. These devices regulate, redirect, or control the flow of liquids or gases by opening, closing, or partially blocking flow passages. There are numerous types of valves, each differing in various ways, including operating principle, configuration, power source, and application.

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Choosing the Right Size Control Valve

Posted by Baelz North America | May 17, 2018 12:23:00 PM | 1 Comment

To ensure optimal system performance, safety, and reliability, it’s critical to ensure the right size valve is used. Proper valve sizing allows for reduced costs, less downtime, and fewer labor needs — keeping operations running smoothly and efficiently.

Below are some key points to keep in mind when sizing control valves.

 

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The Relationship Between Valve Chatter and Control Valve Orientation

Posted by Baelz North America | Nov 15, 2016 9:36:23 AM | 0 Comments


Valve Chatter

As systems expand and become more complex, the cause behind maintenance issues can vary – particularly with valves. During the course of valve management and maintenance, it’s likely that every technician will hear the familiar sounds of valve chatter.

Chattering is more than an auditory nuisance. Left unaddressed, chatter can and will lead to damaged valve components, reduced valve lifespan, costly downtime, and potential system-wide failure.

Download the guide: Avoid valve chatter due to improper valve orientation

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