Fugitive emission costs a lot of money, and from a health, safety and environmental (HSE) perspective, there is a continuous concern for safety, the possibility of oil spills and the effect of pollutants such as CO2 (carbon dioxide, a product of hydrocarbon combustion) on global climate change and air quality.
VS-T is operating in a world-wide niche market and is one of world’s important fast track and custom engineered valve manufactures. With more than 25 years of combined experience VS-T will meet and exceed the most demanding needs of our customers by design and manufacturing valves in 2 to 8 weeks delivery.
In house testing
VS-T prides itself in providing innovative solutions and thinking out-of-the-box. With more than 25 years of combined experience, and our well-equipped workshop, we offer more than just service by providing (fugitive emisson) upgrades and modifications to improve lifetime and reduce downtime on each type of valve application.
VALVE MANAGEMENT: TRACEABILITY
At VS-T we feel that keeping track of a valve and its parts being serviced at our facility is very important. For this we have developed a highly intelligent Valve Management program. We log every action taken, with corresponding documentation such as (third party) test reports, material identification certificates, correspondence and more. As a result, it is relatively easy for the customer to track the progress and recall the history of a serviced item.
EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE: REDUCED DOWNTIME
VS-T’s definition of effective maintenance, is that when a valve component is in need of replacement, we do not simply just replace the component. We investigate the cause of the problem and offer a more durable solution so that in the future, less maintenance will be required. In the end, this will also decrease the shut-down time of the application.
QUALITY SERVICE: REDUCED COSTS
As the aim of any business is to make the highest possible profit with minimal costs, VS-T aims to offer customers high quality services that will reduce operational costs. We like to think ahead and prevent problems rather than solve them. For example, if a stem seal which consistently fails to pass fugitive emission tests, instead of compressing the sealing further VS-T will calculate and measure each individual valve design to ensure plant reliability and safety margin.
ENGINEERING: IMPROVED VALVE PERFORMANCE
Through the use of powerful CAD software VS-T’s engineering department is capable of (re-) designing and calculating valve and valve parts to achieve the best performance possible depending on the customers wishes. Also, our equipment in the machining department is compatible with this software. And so, from drawing table to end product, VS-T offers complete and customised services to its customers.
Parameters will change at operation conditions/
We are aware that the valve excellent performance on the test bench is not always a guarantee plant reliability performance. This has everything to do with the fact that operation conditions are often rather different from the ‘design’ situation. Valve applications at elevated temperature and high pressure (drops), one has to take into account that materials behave drastically different. Our company Valve Management Approach excels in anticipating problems and act accordingly to ensure:
About our Valve Management approach to improve plant efficiency and reduce downtime