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Control valve repair
By Mick Beavers - BKW’s Valve Business Manager

Over the past 70 years BKW have listened to our customers needs. That is the key to our success. We pride ourselves on supplying products that the customer requires on time. We deliver service when it is required. We carry out emergency and routine repairs on critical plant equipment efficiently.

We have a vast range of products and services such as Rosemount pressure transmitters, our own diaphragm seals capability, our Wika temperature assemblies also manufactured in-house, and a flow calibration laboratory using a fully traceable twenty-meter flow rig. In addition to this we have now opened a valve supply, service and repair facility. Being Emerson’s largest partner in the UK, we have now teamed up with Fisher to supply control valve equipment. Due to the nature of our business we have the ability to turn valves around in a matter of hours to the customer specification. We have dedicated applications engineers to size and select the correct valve fit for the application.

We want to take the hassle out of specifying and procuring valve equipment by leading the way and keeping our customers constantly aware of deliveries. We understand that long deliveries are not an option in a very competitive and changing market. With this in mind, we have taken steps to reduce the lead time of control valves and we are constantly looking for ways to achieve this. One key factor of reducing deliveries is our wide range of stock on common items like positioners, positioner mounting kits, actuators and other add-on components. With assembly being carried out in our workshops we are able to reduce deliveries by weeks.

With this service at hand we are also able to offer a wide variety of equipment to suit your site standard. If a Masoneilan valve is required but fitted with a Fisher positioner then we have the mounting brackets on the shelf. The support of our extensive machine workshop with its seven CNC lathes, milling machines, and high precision drills all adds to the value of fast service and supply.

Our valve repair facility has been a huge success so far this year. The number one focus has been on supplying a service customers struggle to find with other repair companies. A lot of investment has been made to design a facility that meets with the demands of our wide range of customers. Our first ever repair was for an offshore platform and included third party inspection. Our quality system and certification was really put to the test as the 8” control valve required a full overhaul as well as a new trim. Seat leakage, packing, function and hydrostatic tests were carried out under full inspection. The job was a success and proved the system that we had spent so long in putting together.

We have had some real challenges so far this year both in the logistics of equipment and the timescale given. Our record is six hours for a full overhaul from collection to fitting of the valve back on plant. We have built up good relationships with all the leading valve manufacturing companies which gives us the ability to deliver service and repair efficiently.

Our focus on customer equipment has been essential to the success and by listening to the customer regarding the valve sent in for repair, we are able to find a solution that ensures we do not receive the valve back with the same problem. Packing systems have been a focus drive for us as 80% of valve problems arise from failed packing systems. With our dedicated team of valve specialists, we have over forty years experience in the field. Routine or emergency repairs are carried out with ease due to the groundwork BKW have put into this fast growing facility.

BKW, Tel: 0161 707 4838

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 4

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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