Let’s end the week with a quick 3:21 YouTube video, Mobile Service Centers. These are part of valve, actuator & regulator lifecycle services available from Emerson. The mobile service centers bring certified repair and onsite service capabilities for small and large maintenance activities.
Several reasons for bringing these mobile service centers to operating facilities include when valves can’t leave the facility or be taken out of line or service for a lengthy period, or when service centers are not available locally. The objective is to minimize downtime.
The video highlights many of the capabilities which include:
- A vertical test system for pressure relief valves (PRVs) up to 10 inches & 6,000psi
- A vacuum tester for spring-loaded and weight-loaded pressure relief devices which tests for pressure and vacuum conditions
- A lapping machine to disassemble, inspect and service PRVs
- A horizontal test system for testing control valves & isolation valves to provide for ANSI-rated seat leakage testing for valves up to 8 inches
- Customer registration software to provide a valve test verification report for proof of re-certification to its pressure setting
- A Jib crane to set or remove valves into their testing locations within the mobile service center
- A work bench and storage area for disassembly, reassembly and parts storage
The mobile service center can also act as a command center for the digital diagnostic and testing information available in the smart valves and pressure relief devices.
By bringing these capabilities to the operating facility, transportation costs are reduced, the plant maintains control of these assets, and schedules delays are reduced. These centers come with their own power generation and compressed air for sites where these utilities are not readily available.
Visit the Lifecycle Services for Valves, Actuators & Regulators section on Emerson.com for more on these and other lifecycle services to improve overall reliability and operational performance. You can also connect and interact with other valve & pressure relief experts in the Valves, Actuators & Regulators group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.