Field Retro Fit Actuation for Existing Valves

Assured Automation offers field retrofit solutions for valves and actuators with NO process interruption

Problem:  A chemical plant contacted Assured Automation to inspect and assess the condition of their automated valves. Their equipment was getting older and they were having failures with their pneumatic actuators. They also had existing manual ball valves they needed to automate.

This company did not have a large budget nor the time frame required to replace their entire valve assemblies which would entail flushing their process lines, hiring piping contractors, shutting down for several days, and exhausting a huge chunk of their annual maintenance budget.

Retro Fit Actuation

Field Retro-Fit Pneumatic actuator packages

Solution: After Assured Automation reviewed the process, they found the valves were in excellent condition and did not need to be removed or repaired. The pneumatic actuators had seen moisture damage and needed replacement. Assured Automation offered field retrofit pneumatic actuator packages.

They did a survey of the assortment of ball valve brands and provided customized mounting hardware to retrofit each. Since the valves did not require removal from the pipeline, the plant was able to remain running during the swap of actuation, and the maintenance staff could do it at their convenience.

The cost savings was tremendous, the plant was now standardized on a single actuation package, and maintenance personnel were able to swap each actuator with 4 bolts. There were also a number of manual ball valves that Assured Automation converted to actuated valves which reduced operator involvement in the production process, streamlining the plant automation.

Contact Assured Automation for field retrofit of your existing manual or automated valves. Pneumatic actuators with limit switches, solenoids and positioners are available, as well as complete electric actuators. We can meet all classifications including weatherproof (NEMA4), Explosionproof (Cl1, Div1&2), Intrinsically safe, or Bus capable (ASi, Devicenet, Modbus, or Foundation Fieldbus)

About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on Google+ and LinkedIn.
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