VALVE DIAGNOSTICS

PREDICTIVE VALVE MAINTENANCE

Valve diagnostics and predictive maintenance can help you maximise not only the service life of your assets, but also their efficiency and effectiveness during that service.
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Valve diagnostics can give you a clear, real-time picture of the performance of a valve. This can help you plan and schedule your maintenance more effectively, troubleshoot any problems or build your understanding of a new valve’s performance. Opinions can vary about the performance of a valve, but using actual performance data while the equipment is in service can quickly give you the facts you need.
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Valve diagnostics can give you a clear, real-time picture of the performance of a valve. This can help you plan and schedule your maintenance more effectively, troubleshoot any problems or build your understanding of a new valve’s performance. Opinions can vary about the performance of a valve, but using actual performance data while the equipment is in service can quickly give you the facts you need.

HOW CAN VALVE DIAGNOSTICS BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

Industry research over the years has shown that although a high proportion of valves need some sort of rectification, they can often be fixed without removing them from service.

 

  • 75% of installed valves require rectification
  • Just 11% required removal from the line
  • 46% had calibration problems
  • 13% did not open fully
  • 20% had problems with packing leakage or suffered performance problems due to high packing friction
  • 14% of I/P units were defective or not calibrated correctly
  • 23% of valves had insufficient seat load causing poor shut-off.
HOW CAN VALVE DIAGNOSTICS BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

Industry research over the years has shown that although a high proportion of valves need some sort of rectification, they can often be fixed without removing them from service.

 

  • 75% of installed valves require rectification
  • Just 11% required removal from the line
  • 46% had calibration problems
  • 13% did not open fully
  • 20% had problems with packing leakage or suffered performance problems due to high packing friction
  • 14% of I/P units were defective or not calibrated correctly
  • 23% of valves had insufficient seat load causing poor shut-off.
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Downtime can be expensive in many ways, but is inevitable for most equipment. By using this predictive, data-driven approach you can plan maintenance work for when it’s really needed. Sometimes a valve will perform better than expected, and a well-informed approach to maintenance could help prevent taking equipment out of service when it is still working efficiently.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS REPORTS

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our field engineers will use our proprietary valve diagnostics equipment to document and inspect key performance data from a process control valve. This can be done ‘on bench’, or while the valve remains in service. They will explain and interpret this data for you, and give recommendations as to the maintenance strategy for the equipment.

 

By tracking the data over a period of time, they can proactively monitor for degradation in performance of the valves and equipment. It may also highlight more minor maintenance work that can be carried out on-site without needing to take the equipment out of service.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our field engineers will use our proprietary valve diagnostics equipment to document and inspect key performance data from a process control valve. This can be done ‘on bench’, or while the valve remains in service. They will explain and interpret this data for you, and give recommendations as to the maintenance strategy for the equipment.

 

By tracking the data over a period of time, they can proactively monitor for degradation in performance of the valves and equipment. It may also highlight more minor maintenance work that can be carried out on-site without needing to take the equipment out of service.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT TEST FOR?

Our valve diagnostics equipment can be used to detect and document a variety of issues including:

 

  • Air starvation and actuator leakage
  • Positioner calibration and linkage issues
  • High or low friction
  • Hysteresis, deadband and linearity errors
  • Stiction
  • Seat loading and condition
  • Travel faults
  • Actuator bench set and spring load.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT TEST FOR?

Our valve diagnostics equipment can be used to detect and document a variety of issues including:

 

  • Air starvation and actuator leakage
  • Positioner calibration and linkage issues
  • High or low friction
  • Hysteresis, deadband and linearity errors
  • Stiction
  • Seat loading and condition
  • Travel faults
  • Actuator bench set and spring load.
Contact us to find out more or to discuss how Valve Diagnostics and predictive maintenance can form part of your strategies for maintenance and asset life management.

ACCREDITATIONS

Our many accreditations and processes give you peace of mind when buying from Kent Introl. These include OHSAS 18001, ISO9001, ISO/TS29001, ISO14001, PED Certificate API 6A, API 17D Monogram and more. Visit our Accreditations page to find out more.

ACCREDITATIONS

Our many accreditations and processes give you peace of mind when buying from Kent Introl. These include OHSAS 18001, ISO9001, ISO/TS29001, ISO14001, PED Certificate API 6A, API 17D Monogram and more. Visit our Accreditations page to find out more.

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

We continually invest in all areas of the design, testing and manufacturing process to bring you the right products at the right time, at a competitive price. This gives us ever-greater control over the timing and quality of all aspects of the manufacturing process. Visit our Research and Development page to find out more.

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

We continually invest in all areas of the design, testing and manufacturing process to bring you the right products at the right time, at a competitive price. This gives us ever-greater control over the timing and quality of all aspects of the manufacturing process. Visit our Research and Development page to find out more.

SPECIALIST SERVICES

We can assist you right through the lifecycle of your valves and other equipment. Whether you need hands-on servicing and support, or technical training to help your own team, we have the expertise to help you maximise the performance of your valves. Visit our Services page to find out more.

SPECIALIST SERVICES

We can assist you right through the lifecycle of your valves and other equipment. Whether you need hands-on servicing and support, or technical training to help your own team, we have the expertise to help you maximise the performance of your valves. Visit our Services page to find out more.

Contact the experts today
Tel: +44 (0)1484 710311 | Email: info@kentintrol.com
Contact the experts today
Tel: +44 (0)1484 710311
Email: info@kentintrol.com
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