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Maintenance & Repair Compilation - Printed Edition

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The best of VALVE Magazine's M&R columns, this spiral-bound book contains 21 articles on a variety of topics sure to be of interest to anyone who works with valves and related products.

Here are all the topics covered in this handy reference guide:

THE VALVE REPAIR BUSINESS

VALVE REPAIR COMPANIES: WHERE THE REAL VALUE LIES
The initial price tag is not always a reflection of what a company truly gets when it hires a repair and maintenance shop.

DOCUMENTATION TO DIAGNOSTICS: TRENDS IN VALVE REPAIR
Understanding what’s happening as a result of a more competitive atmosphere, new technologies, more rules and today’s operational realities can help plants prepare for the future.

TRENDS IN INDEPENDENT VALVE PRESSURE TESTING
The calls for tests such as non-destructive evaluations, radiographic testing, magnetic particle inspections and more are increasing as users seek additional proof components can meet expected operating conditions.

VALVE SERVICE SHOPS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL
Those companies hiring outside vendors to help with the growing business of repair and maintenance need to be aware of the different capabilities they should expect from those vendors.

REBUILDERS BEWARE: EPA CLEAN AIR REQUIREMENTS WILL AFFECT YOU

Emissions compliance is not relegated to new valves; those who rebuild valves also must be aware of what they must do to meet requirements.

NEW, SURPLUS, REPAIRED OR REBUILT?

Every valve professional should know the definitions of valve condition terms such as “new,” “rebuilt,” “new surplus” and “repaired.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR BASICS

JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
Knowing the correct repair procedures can guard against headaches—both the real and virtual kind.

A GUIDE TO VALVE CLEANING AND SPECIFICATIONS
Standards and specifications provide guidance for how a valve and related equipment is prepared in industries that require extreme cleanliness, such as oxygen and chlorine service.

WELDING AND VALVES GO HAND IN HAND
New processes and new challenges from applications mean welding is more important to the valve world than ever before.

PROTECT ME PLEASE
People who handle valves need to be aware that proper packaging, shipment and storage can ensure that valves go into service undamaged.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF NUTS AND BOLTS

Fasteners on valves are critical components and knowing the difference between the types and grades is critical in valve repair and maintenance.

DON’T PUT UP WITH WATER HAMMER!

That knocking sound coming from your check valve is much more than an annoyance; it’s an indication that your valve is crying out for help.

LUBRICANTS: ALWAYS IMPORTANT—SOMETIMES ESSENTIAL
Knowing the different types of grease and how each works in different scenarios is an integral part of understanding

maintenance and repair of valves and related equipment.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

SAFETY RELIEF VALVES FAQS
Companies that repair, test, maintain or supply valves routinely receive inquiries from end users about safety-relief valves.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FOR SLEEVED PLUG VALVES
Although sleeved plug valves require minimal maintenance, there are procedures that can help prevent problems down the road. When a fix is needed, the procedures can get complicated.

COMMON BELLOWS FAILURES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR MITIGATION
Knowing the true cause of why bellows can fail helps to mitigate what might happen and protect against related troubles.

EMERGENCY REPAIR IN PIPELINES
A host of new technologies and techniques means fixing pipelines in the field is safer and more cost effective.

TIGHTENING BOLTS CAN HELP TIGHTEN BUDGETS
A simple adjustment can often guard against future costly repairs.

CAUTION: HORIZONTAL STEM INSTALLATION AHEAD
Mounting linear valves in the stem horizontal position can sometimes cause problems, especially for large valves.

AUTOMATION

ASSET MANAGEMENT: A PLANT MANAGER’S BEST FRIEND
In today’s plants, the most effective maintenance and repair programs are those that can track assets and monitor when valves need attention.

TYING OUR WORLD TOGETHER WITH DIGITAL THREADS

Understanding how and where today’s equipment can be connected in the digital world allows companies to plan for what’s to come and where they can take advantage.

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