Maintenance, torque measurement and operation of seized valves
The majority of utility line valves are left until they are needed for network maintenance, or in the worst case, a major emergency. Often at this point the valve is found to be excessively difficult to operate, fully seized, or even broken. Understanding the condition of network assets allows for efficient maintenance programmes, risk mitigation and an improved customer service.
Hydrosave’s line valve diagnostics process incorporates the use of smart actuator technology and hydraulic operations. Specialist equipment is used to calculate the correct direction of travel, torque measurement and cycle valves that prove difficult to operate.