Choosing the Right Industrial Valves for Your Operation

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Main Valve ShopSelecting the right industrial valves is essential to the ongoing success of your manufacturing, processing or refining operations. Working with a qualified valve repair company provides you with the guidance and support you need to find the right valves for your needs. Choosing the right valves for your industrial operations in the Houston area is made easy with a few helpful hints.

Determine the Right Type of Valve

Valves are available in a wide range of configurations designed for specific purposes in the industrial environment. If you are unsure of what type of valve you need, consider the function served by the valve in your plant, factory or refinery. Some of the most common functions for industrial valves include the following:

  • Adjusting, mixing, diverting and shutting off the flow of liquids and gases
  • Preventing backflow
  • Relieving excess pressure

In some cases, a valve modification or valve repair may be required to ensure the proper function for your processing needs. This makes it more difficult to identify the type of valve you need as a replacement. Some of the most common types of valves available in our area include the following:

  • Ball valves, which are often used as shut-off valves in the industrial environment
  • Gate valves to control and regulate the flow of liquids or gases
  • Check valves, which are ideally suited to stopping backflow and regulating the direction of flow
  • Diaphragm valves to regulate pressure and flow
  • Butterfly valves perform as both a regulatory valve to control flow and a shut-off valve to stop it entirely

Each of these types of valves plays a critical role in your industrial operations. Working with a company that specializes in Houston oil and gas valve repair and replacement allows you to find the appropriate valves more easily. This also helps streamline the process of replacing these valves when it is necessary.

Choose the Right Size

Valves are typically available in a variety of sizes. If you are uncertain of the proper size, it is helpful to take the valve in with you when you look for a replacement. This is not practical in all cases, however. Taking a photo of the valve and measuring it is a good substitute for taking it with you to your local valve replacement and repair company.

The technicians at Valsource provide you with expert help in finding the right valve for your needs. We specialize in valve repair, remanufacturing and modification to help your industrial operation run smoothly with minimal downtime. Call us today at 281-474-1163 or toll-free at 877-474-1113 to discuss your requirements with our team of experts. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.