Top 10 Valve Inspection Points

30 March 2020

Recently published standards have brought in new demands for valve inspectors. The S-562 (Supplementary Requirements to API Specification 6D Ball Valves) and the S-611 (Supplementary Requirements to API 600 Steel Gate Valves and to API 603 CRA Gate Valves) specify that new tests and procedures are to be performed. For these new procedures, the people involved need to be properly trained. This can add layers of complexity to inspections, which remain a vital process to safeguard future valve performance. In this article, we will be highlighting 10 factors that should receive special attention in order to avoid problems in the field.

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