Three Concerns You Should Have About Valve Safety

10 June 2021

Have you ever tried to paddle upstream? You learn very quickly that if you slow down the stroke rhythm, you go back to places you have been. Process safety works the same way – if a company does not train and enforce safety procedures frequently, complacency sets in and bad habits return. Valves, for example, need proper understanding, from the people selecting them to the people being sent to work with them. 

They are ubiquitous in any process plant and their many different designs offer many opportunities to accidents and near misses. This article highlights some safety concerns regarding industrial valves, in the hope that it helps convincing managers and employees of how dangerous this critical equipment may be.