As plants age, more time and effort towards maintenance is necessary. According to Valve Magazine, more than half of the plants worldwide are over 20 years old. When issues related to safety, reliability, or maintenance occur, plant shut-downs required for repair can become costly and labor-intensive.
One way to limit unwanted costs and shutdown time is to plan for a shutdown. Shutdown planning is when you plan to shut down the plant for preventative and predictive maintenance. By planning for maintenance repairs, it is easier to schedule around the shutdown and determine costs in advance.
Carotek provides two Valve Maintenance programs through Flowserve that are well worth a look - the Repair by Replacement Program and the Quick Response Centers.
Flowserve Repair by Replacement Program addresses all time-sensitive repair needs while considering the overall cost and time involved in repairing older equipment. When deciding if your used equipment should be repaired, Flowserve has provided this decision tree to help determine your best course of action.
Flowserve Repair-by-Replacement programs can minimize schedule impacts, upgrade to the latest valve technology, and ensure a smooth turnaround changeout process that minimizes downtime.
Quick Response Centers (QRCs) provide machining, repair, assembly, testing, automation packages and inventory to help quickly turn around any repair or remanufacturing project, including plant shutdowns.
We repair control, quarter-turn, automated and manually operated valve packages from all major manufacturers.
By utilizing real-time audio and video communications, our remote assistance services can provide the abilities to point, annotate and share documentation with your team.
If you’re looking to upgrade your analog controls to state-of-the-art digital technology, application engineers at our Quick Response Centers and network of Certified Service Centers can assist with the re-instrumentation of all major third-party control valves and their positioners.
With a LifeCycle Advantage service contract, we will partner with you to realize improvements in operational efficiency with measurable cost savings.
Whether your workforce needs basic training or customized programs, Flowserve offers an unparalleled global network of flow equipment experts and facilities to accommodate virtually any training request.