The impact of a facility’s decision to repair control valves, versus replacing them, in the coming months could result in more effort, time and money than expected. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace control valves.
The consensus in the industry is that the COVID-19 crisis could likely have a negative impact on this process. During these unprecedented times, many "non-essential" businesses and manufacturers have been shut down. The "essential" facilities have stayed running with fewer employees, resulting in less planned maintenance, for now. Inevitably, when businesses and life return to normal, there will a need by those facilities to run at full capacity. The increase in demand will most likely create a huge vacuum for resources like service, parts, skilled labor and contractors. Now, let us look at the process of repair versus "repair by replace."