How to Maintain an Angle Globe Valve
No matter how big or small, every piece of any industrial system is a key player in the health of the system. Maintaining every valve and piping is a constant process.
The angle globe valve is one of many different varieties of valves that you can place in your systems. It, like all of its other varieties, has a specific set of operations and maintenance requirements.
Today we will go over the core values that you need to maintain to keep all your angle globe valves operating. Read on below for the full information.
The Core of the Angle Globe Valve
An angle globe valve is a type of valve that is often used in a steam system that requires a throttling service. It has pros and cons for the system that it is set up in.
Due to the rounded globe structure at the base of the valve, it gives an advantage to its throttling service. The seat design utilizes this globe as it comes down to connect with the seat, letting the flow cut off in gradual portions.
This can cause larger pressure drops and turbulence down the line, so you must use it in particular areas and with caution.
The angle globe valve shares a lot of the important steps in maintaining the valve as the majority of important pressure vales. This can help you streamline the maintenance process within the entire system.
1. Regular Inspection
With pressure build-up and a lot of tension in small places, there must be a regular inspection of all the valves in the system. This can help spot a problem before it can cause any damage.
Organize your workers to add routine inspection to their standard processes. How many people you need for inspection and how often you should run inspection depends on the size of your system.
There is little harm in too many inspections, other than wasted man hours. Wasted hours is a better loss than damaged equipment.
2. Valve Cycling
If a valve is not operated on a regular manner, it may need cycling. This process should be on a regular basis to ensure the disc is not bedding itself into the seat.
3. Proper Bolt Tightening
During inspections, look at the general tightness of all the gland bolts around the valve. Make sure that they remain at a constant tightness.
Overtightening bolts can cause unneeded pressure on the system. Under tightening them can risk the system itself falling apart as pressure increases.
4. Monitoring Pressure
Pressure should always have a constant monitor on them. If pressure goes wild, it may only give you a few moments to react before something gets ruined.
There are many devices that can give you exact pressure measurements. These systems can connect to a larger computer monitoring system for easy access from anywhere.
5. Ensuring Lubrication
Make sure the crossbar remains well lubricated at all times. Apply additional grease on the grease nipple as needed.
The spindle may also need lubrication from time to time. Do not neglect this part.
Good Equipment Providing Great Service
The angle globe valve is one example of a hardworking piece of hardware that needs the utmost attention to keep in working order. If you give it the diligence it requires, it will remain the workhorse of your system.
We here at CPV Manufacturing have been leaders in the creation and maintenance of quality valves and fittings. When you need equipment you can rely on, we have the service you need.
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