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A Guide to Improving Control Valve Performance in Your Plant


Control valves are the key to efficiency, and the master regulators and supervisors of a plant. However, a little mismanagement and improper care and these control valves can go on a purge; diverging the entire plant from the trajectory of efficiency. They need regular maintenance, and luckily, you have come to the right place.

Here is a simple, yet effective guide to improve the performance of control valves installed in your plants.

Improve Performance by Minimizing Contamination

Whether installed at a simple beverage plant or a large scale natural gas facility; control valves tend to be damaged by contamination because of chemical reaction between the passing air, existent moisture and substance build ups. The resulting contamination affects the aperture of control valves, severely affecting their performance.

What should you do?

Install air filters and regularly clean substance buildups where possible.

Improve Performance by Inhibiting Vibration Damages

Control valves are designed to provide feedback to actuators but the continuous vibrations can affect this linked feedback, resulting in inefficiency—especially in the case of pneumatic check valves. Moreover, intense vibrations also cause structural damages to your control valves.

What should you do?

First of all, you need to inspect the source of vibration and study the harmonics. Once it is done, the system can be redesigned to reduce its structural sensitivity and modify the source.

Improve Performance through Regular Monitoring

Different diagnostic tools can be utilized to holistically evaluate the performance of control valves installed at your plant. This regular monitoring can helps you spot flaws and devise strategies accordingly to ensure that control valves function with maximum efficiency.

Make Sure the Control Valve is Compliant

In order to achieve optimum performance it is necessary that you realize the requirements of your plant and install the control valves that comply with your needs. Not every control valve is designed to suit all applications, and some can be very specific with what they have to offer. Hence this realization is necessary if you want your control valve to perform with maximum efficiency.

Making Your Plant More Efficient

Optimum performance comes with making the right choice and with SEALEXCEL—one of the leading control valves manufacturers in Mumbai—it does not come better. With a state of art design, research and development facilities; our valves are manufactured to minimize the vibration effects while integrating reliable positioners and feedback systems. We manufacture ISO 9001:2008, PED 97/23/EC and ATEX 94/9/EC compliant components, ensuring high quality delivery systems. For any queries, please fill out this form and our representative will make sure that all your questions are facilitated.