Industrial Control Valves – Everlasting Process Valves

Published July 11, 2022

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Industrial control valves play a very important role for countless businesses. They are a small, but mighty part of any plant or other industrial setting. Companies in every industrial setting are investing in this equipment, with the 2017 global control valves market size sitting at over $7 billion.

Valves may seem like inconsequential items, not worth much consideration, but when you think about all that an industrial control valve handles and how much your business relies on these parts to keep work running smoothly, you might have a different perspective.

A lot of things that depend on these valves, no matter how small they may be compared to larger pieces of equipment. Control valves manage the flow of material in your industrial setting, allowing fluid or similar material to move through your systems with careful control of pressure, temperature, and other factors. When they are working well, industrial control valves get the job done. But when they fail, you may have to shut all of your operations down just to deal with a single valve.

Types of Industrial Control Valves

Industrial control valves are responsible for controlling the flow of liquids and gases within manufacturing machinery. Industrial facilities can run two types of machinery: continuous and batch. Continuous machines can run 24/7 on your shop floor.

Starting and stopping these machines can be very expensive. As a result, managers need to avoid equipment malfunction at all costs. A great method for avoiding these issues is to make sure all of your components are in good condition and working properly.

Below, we’ll go into the types of valves available and how each one can help keep your shop up and running.

Ball Valves

These valves are durable and long-lasting. They can close completely after long periods of non-use. Ball valves are a great solution in shut-off applications. Manufacturing managers like them because they seal tighter than other valves. They also last longer, fail less, and are easier to use than most other valves.

Diaphragm Valves

These valves are pressure-controlled. As pressure mounts, force is transmitted to the valve to either open or shut it. They’re also more flexible than other valves.

Butterfly Valves

These are the most affordable valves on the market. They’re easier to install than most valves, as well. Facilities managers like them because they are an effective, cost-saving option.

Globe Valves

These valves are effective to manage the flow between two individual chambers. They do this by using a “seat and plug” design. Globe valves also come in handy for repetitive processes or tasks where throttling is necessary

Hygienic Valves

As the name suggests, hygienic valves are best used where health, safety, and sanitation are paramount. They are often put to use in the health, sanitation, food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. These industries must take every measure to maintain compliance with strict regulations.

Common Problems with Industrial Control Valves

Industrial control valves are subject to a lot of wear and tear, especially in harsh environments. Valves fail as a result of mechanical friction, erosion, wear on seat seals, high temperatures and pressure spikes that take down weak valves, and similar environmental influences.  Poorly constructed industrial control valves are subject to cavitation, noisy operation, and choked flow, among other frustrating, expensive problems.

So, how can you ensure that you have the control you need, with added reliability and durability?

The answer is simple — invest in Everlasting’s process valves, and the control valves you are using will be among the strongest pieces of equipment in your entire arsenal.

How Everlasting Valves Save Time and Money

Our valves are tougher and more durable than any standard industrial control valve thanks to the unique construction of the valve. Everlasting Valve Company offers rotating disc valves, which can handle any kind of material, even if it is abrasive, temperature sensitive, or otherwise challenging. These valves work with an open-body design and self-lapping, rotating disc that clears any process material away, so the valve is always cleaning itself and in fact, improving its own seal as it works.

Industrial control valves see a lot of use, and with a regular, cheap valve, that extended and extensive use means a shorter lifespan as valves wear out over time. Our Everlasting valves do the opposite. The more you use our valves, the better they work.

Instead of shutting the plant down to do scheduled maintenance or to repair and replace valves on an emergency basis, your crew can get to work every day knowing that your equipment is working to peak efficiency. Business time is spent getting work done and getting ahead, instead of spending time, money, and other resources just to keep things limping along.

How Everlasting Process Valves Improve Worker Safety

 Because Everlasting process valves are constructed from durable materials, chances of failure are minimal. Reduced failure rates improve worker safety. Everlasting process valves are corrosion-resistant, designed to reduce pressure buildup, decrease the incidences of overloading, prevent contamination and increase flow rates.

Everlasting Process Valves Are Resistant to Corrosives

Everlasting process valves are made from corrosion-resistant materials. Not only does this mean Everlasting process valves last longer, but workers will not have to contend with corrosives leaking and causing injuries on the job. On the other hand, traditional industrial control valves break down easier since they do not last as long, and this leads to catastrophic workplace injuries.

Reduce Pressure Buildup

When there is excessive pressure buildup in a system, damage can occur. Such damage can lead to explosions which can be deadly. Say nothing of the fact that fires can also occur, causing serious burns that can result in permanent disfigurement. Additionally, if water pressure builds up in a system, this can cause bursting which can lead to damage to machinery. Many injuries that occur in industrial settings are a result of pressure buildup. Everlasting process valves are designed so pressure can be properly monitored so pressure can be properly controlled. This is especially important when working with steam valves and water valves.

Decrease Incidences of Overloading

When industrial systems are overloaded, damage to machinery is possible because the system is being forced to process more fluid than it can handle. When the system becomes damaged, it will malfunction and lead to workplace injury. Everlasting process valves are designed to enable operators to put controls in place to decrease the incidences of overloading, making for a much safer work environment. Everlasting process valves allow operators to control the rate that fluids flow through pipelines, reducing the chances of a system being forced to process beyond its limits

Prevent Contamination

When working with chemicals and other types of fluids, there is a substantial risk of contamination occurring if industrial control valves malfunction. This is especially true if seals wear out and cause the valves to leak. When contamination occurs, this can lead to severe illness or injury, especially if chemicals and other hazardous materials leak and contaminate the work environment. Because Everlasting process valves are designed to withstand a significant amount of wear and tear, contamination is highly unlikely. Chemicals, hazardous waste and other fluids will be kept in their proper place.

Increase Flow Rates

Leakage of water and other chemicals are responsible for a considerable number of workplace injuries. In fact, approximately 2.3 million people globally are injured every year due to leakage of hazardous chemicals. Water leaks are responsible for slips and falls that can result in broken bones. Everlasting process valves allow for increased flow rates, enabling systems to run at max capacity. When valves allow for a high flow, workers can run machinery under pressure. Additionally, leakage is less likely to occur since a high amount of fluid can flow through the system.

Replacing Industrial Control Valves with an Everlasting Process Valve

Industrial control valves come in various standard configurations, including globe valves, butterfly valves, mixing valves, and gate valves. Our Everlasting process valves can take over the job of any one of those valve types, and more.

Our process valves are fully customizable for your needs, available in any body material, trim, and/or actuator. We recognize that each one of our clients has unique and specific requirements for industrial control valves, and as such, we work hard to ensure that our valves are the perfect fit.

When you need an industrial control valve customized, our team is pleased to come to your site to discuss your requirements and create a valve that truly meets the challenges of your industrial setting. Our talented engineering team works carefully with our flexible design, leaving you with a custom-built valve that fulfills its purpose as an industrial control valve that will last for years without needing replacement or repair.

Working with Everlasting Valve Company is as smooth as our valve operation. Requesting a quote for process valves is simple, with our online form available 24/7 so you can start the process at your own convenience. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, we’re happy to chat over the phone or via email. Give us a call at 908.769.0700 or email [email protected].

Investing in our durable, Everlasting process valves will keep your industrial control valves working perfectly no matter what these indestructible little pieces of equipment will encounter. Join the group of companies who have partnered with Everlasting Valve Company with great results — when you are no longer dealing with downtime, outages, and valve failure frustration, you will be glad you put your trust in innovative, long lasting Everlasting Valve products.

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