Control Valves

Best Practices for Steam Control Valve Installation

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Step 12: Pressure Gauges (before and after)

It is always a good practice to install pressure gauges before and after the steam control valve as diagnosis tool. Ensure to include a siphon pipe and isolation valve for maintenance purposes. In systems with high vibrations, use liquid filled gauges to extend the life of the pressure gauge.

* The author is with Swagelok Company, Solon,Ohio/USA.