Some valves are made uncompliant. Some start out compliant and degrade over time. In either case, you’re risking ruining your end product and putting your plant in danger. You can, however, prevent this from happening—without having to replace your entire valve.
It’s normal for rotors to wear and need replacement, but it’s not practical or cost effective to switch out your rotary valves every few years. The NFPA Preventative maintenance kit includes a rotor that is compatible with your CI and MD Series valves.
To prevent cross-contamination, you should always replace your shaft seals and bearings when you switch your rotor. That’s why we provide one for each endplate as a part of our kit.
Eventually, the valve’s shaft seals can fail, and bearings can become contaminated with material build-up and combustible dusts, making a plant vulnerable to explosions.
ACS Valves are NFPA compliant, but over time the rotor will become uncompliant. As long as you’re keeping proper maintenance logs for your valves, you should be able to determine how often these parts need replacing. Material wear varies by industry—abrasive materials will wear out your valves faster than fine powders.
Rotary valves act as an isolation device that stops the spread of flames through your machinery if an explosion happens. It’s important to keep them compliant in order to protect your plant from combustion and deflagration.
Regular maintenance and cleanings mean regular downtime. But they also mean that you’re keeping your products free from dangerous cross-contamination. The kit is an easy and affordable way to keep your products and plant clean, without having to replace your entire valve.