Hydraulic-Assisted Seat Designed for Superior Sealing Capability

June 2016, Vol. 243, No. 6

By Giuseppe Vignati, Engineering Director, and Vijith Basheer, Senior Marketing Analyst, Flowserve

Operators invest heavily in energy-delivering systems such as pipelines in order to ensure that demands of the global energy industry are met in a safe and reliable way. A pipeline has integrity when it reduces the chance of failure during operation and maintenance, and minimizes the consequential risks to people, environment and the pipeline operators. Valve integrity plays a major role in guaranteeing the overall viability of the pipeline. Valve leakage is a credible threat that can be costly to operators. Not only is there the cost resulting from repairing the valve, but also lost…

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