An article in the October 2013 issue of Pumps & Systems discussed how to minimize leaks by applying proper design and material-selection standards. This article details new codes that have been established because the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is currently updating certain standards, including ISO 15848 Parts 1 and 2.
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Process industries rely on vast piping systems and connected equipment that must be sealed safely to protect their employees, profits and the environment. Safely sealing these systems can be challenging, but failure to do so can result in serious problems—including injury and death.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 10.4 percent over the last 12 months, while the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17.8 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 26.5 percent for the same time period.1
Valve and pump packing performance improvement is usually approached from a procedure or specification process. Engineering and purchasing determine the parameters for the plant and create a procedure for selecting the packing type and how it is used. At many plants, this document is not often referenced or updated.
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index increased 28.5 percent during the last 12 months, comparable to the broader S&P 500 Index, which was up 28.1 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 36.0 percent for the same time period.1
The Jordan, Knauff & Company (JKC) Valve Stock Index was up 29.3 percent during the last 12 months, above the broader S&P 500 Index which was up 23 percent. The JKC Pump Stock Index was up 37.8 percent for the same time period.
Not all valves are made for every application, but some valves are best at handling the worst conditions. For this reason, a standard process valve may not function well in difficult, abrasive or harsh applications. Finding the best valve for more difficult applications may be a time-consuming and costly exercise.
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