Commissioning Ball Valves Planning Preventative Measures and Post-Installation

Ball valves act as on-off systems intended to control liquid flow. They have a hollow interior with a pivoting ball and are often commissioned for large and complex piping systems. To ensure that the valve performs optimally from its installation date to the end of its lifecycle, a series of proactive steps are taken. Testing and commissioning are quality-oriented processes for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the performance of applications and assemblies meet defined objectives and criteria.

 Valve World Americas spoke with Robert Dinger, Production Manager and Field Service Manager at Industrial Standard Valve, concerning the necessary steps required to adequately commission ball valves.

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Sara Mathov is a feature editor contributing to Valve World Americas, Stainless steel World Americas and other related print & online media.