Extreme Temperatures

Posted on: April 23, 2018

Valves Below Zero The high temperature extremes that occur in some processes or operations and the tolerance of certain metals to such heat tend to earn a lot of attention and respect. It’s got to be scorching hot before 316 stainless steel will melt (2507°F – 2552°F in case you were wondering). At the other […]

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What is Oxygen Cleaning?

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Oxygen Cleaning for Quality and Safety If you’re not familiar with the terminology, it’s not what it sounds like. Oxygen cleaning is a method of cleaning equipment intended for use with either liquid or gaseous oxygen. Contaminants in an oxygen-rich system pose serious risks. Where used in industrial settings, oxygen cleaning eliminates fire or explosion […]

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Sizing a Valve

Posted on: April 4, 2018

Selecting the Right Control Valve Sizing a control valve may seem like a no-brainer (how tough can it be?), but it’s actually quite the opposite. The selection process goes way beyond just looking at the size of the pipes. The gas or fluid (and its viscosity), pressure and pressure differential, as well as the flow […]

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How to Keep Things Running Smoothly

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Four Tips to Keep Valves Running Smoothly and Efficiently You wouldn’t make a major equipment investment, bring it home or to the plant, and then ignore it. You’d follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions, respect the recommended break-in period, and maintain that equipment following the schedule that the manufacturer advised. Valves should be treated no differently. […]

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Understanding Bolts

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Importance of Using the Right Bolts Getting to The Nuts and Bolts of It Nuts and bolts might not be the first things that come to mind when we think about valve maintenance and repair, but they’re definitely worthy of their share of attention. The nuts and bolts are what hold everything together. Fasteners serve […]

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Discover the Differences Between Actuators

Posted on: March 14, 2018

Choosing an Actuator—Where to Start What makes a valve a valve is its ability to control flow. It stops it, allows it, or holds it somewhere in between. The mechanism that makes this happen is the actuator. Simply put, the actuator opens and closes the valve. But there’s a bit more to it than just […]

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Avoiding Cavitation

Posted on: March 2, 2018

Cavitation Solutions for Globe Valves Cavitation, the sudden vaporization, and condensation of a liquid downstream of a valve are common in control valves, but it can be avoided. When the flow of a liquid is restricted as it passes through the valve seat, a low-pressure area is formed on the other side (downstream) of the vena […]

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Challenges of Worksite Safety

Posted on: February 22, 2018

The Importance of Technician Education in Safe Valve Operation Safety is a top priority in the industrial workplace. One of the biggest challenges to worksite safety is an untrained or undertrained workforce. Education is fundamental to the safe operation of the valves in any facility. Knowing how to properly operate, maintain, and troubleshoot them helps ensure […]

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Valves Used in Numerous Industries

Posted on: February 15, 2018

The Many Places You’ll Find Valves Anywhere that a fluid or gas flows through a pipe, you’ll find valves. They regulate flow, stop it, and start it again. Safety and relief valves protect property and lives from over pressurization. CPV Manufacturing’s high-quality valves are used in some of the toughest industries and harshest environments on […]

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The Importance of the Right Trim

Posted on: February 7, 2018

For Optimal Performance, Choose the Right Trim When shopping for a new car, most of us look for something that will serve our needs while offering the best performance. It should be the right size and shape (SUV, van, compact), have the right options (engine size, sound system, tires), and be able to hold up […]

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