Industrial valves perform key functions in fluid processes and their failure can be detrimental to any major piping system or process. Failure and an unplanned system shutdown can cost millions of dollars. Hence, a valve failure represents a real and significant risk to any fluid system and should be mitigated through quality inspection and testing.
Global sourcing of many components, the retirement of our most experienced personnel, and the increase in corporate acquisitions all affect valve factories today. Thus, purchasers of critical valves should embrace a robust quality-inspection program to mitigate the risks associated with the purchase and installation of industrial valves. Additionally, the manufacture of valves today may include advanced, complex technologies and features that require robust valve inspection programs.