"Valve Maintenance: Preparing for the Plant Outage” explains the recommended methodology for planning, performing and reporting of valve maintenance during a successful plant outage. The white paper from Spirax Sarco, Blythewood, S.C., was written for facilities that perform plant outages for scheduled maintenance.
As production and utility plant areas prepare for upcoming maintenance turnarounds (TAR), outages and shutdowns, effective planning can save time and curtail expenses associated with the testing, repair and replacement of control valves, says Spirax Sarco. Planning also is a key component to smoothly managing the team of maintenance employees and contracted technicians that will perform the work. Manpower resources make up a large portion of the total expenses associated with an outage.