Some valves need extra attention. You know which ones. Critical valves need critical attention at startup. When high temperatures, pressure, and corrosive materials are involved, you need these valves to perform quickly and flawlessly, with tight shut-off. That’s where Northeast Controls’ experts can really help you get your plant off to a great start. Our Instrument & Valve Startup Services include several indispensable steps for starting up and commissioning your critical valve applications. First, we review your valve’s manufacturing specifications by checking its serial card for assembly configuration. We’ll also check your valve’s factory diagnostic benchmark. We’ll check components such as tubing and linkages for any sign of external damage, and we’ll ensure proper mounting of the valve.
Next comes a full seven-point diagnostic test, where we’ll check and confirm travel, bench set, friction, seat load, trim condition, response to input signal, and stroking speed. Finally, we’ll tune and calibrate the positioner, then issue a full exit report. When you purchase Valve Startup Services, you receive an enhanced service warranty (parts and labor) on the serviced valves, all included in our basic package. You can also purchase an ongoing Diagnostic Agreement, assuring that your critical valve will stay trouble-free and perform optimally. This plan includes one annual preventive maintenance servicing. Got a critical application planned for your plant, or do you have an upcoming plant outage or turnaround? Contact a Northeast Controls Account Manager or Sales Engineer to help you keep your processes profitable and your valves working at peak performance.