How Industrial Stainless Steel Valves are Manufactured
Have you ever thought about how industrial valves are manufactured? Have you ever wondered how pipelines function with valves? Without valves, the pipeline is not complete.
Exhaustive production of pipeline valves
Manufacturers are primarily concerned with the safety and service lifespan of the pipeline process. Delivering high-quality valves is vital for valve manufacturing firms. The design for the cast was created using the most updated 3D technology and then surveyed in all dimensions. The customized valve is manufactured as per requirements using modern technical designs.
Manufacturing of valves involves the following process:
- Pressure test
- Quality assurance test
Forging and casting are the two important methods employed in producing high-quality valves. In casting, the liquid form of metal is used to create the mold. For making a customized complex valve, casting is the perfect method. More intricate parts of the valves are manufactured in this way, with a variety of forms, designs, and shapes. In casting, the body, seat, and stem of the valves are made without any issues. Casting valves are easier to replace the parts. After the casting is over, these valves are allowed to forge. In forging, the body of the valve was allowed for cutting, forging, and trimming. The valve is then sandblasted and given a surface treatment.
Machining is a method used in forging to examine threads, holes, and other problems. During the machining process, these valves are thoroughly tested and scrutinized. Valves are made using both forging and casting techniques.
The assembling process is done with the assembly department. The valve components are assembled in the workshop by the technicians. The valves are then allowed to undergo the pressure test to see whether there is any leakage or holes in the valve. The valve is finished with the painting process after the pressure test has been completed. The valves are then subjected to a final examination and a quality assurance test.
Finally, after a series of tests, high-quality long-service valves are manufactured. This is how industrial valves for pipeline systems are created by the manufacturers.
Pipeline Reliability Engineer
The job of a pipeline reliability engineer is to improve and implement a company’s safety program, with the main objectives being to prevent any injury to the workers and prevent financial loss. They must also try to improve the departments that fall under their responsibility.
To qualify, the applicant needs to have a BS in Fire/Safety Engineering, and they must be skilled in such areas as fire prevention, traffic control and accident prevention. As a pipeline reliability engineer, they must also be familiar with the methods used in accident investigation, risk analysis, hazardous materials and health physics.
Other duties include planning and preparing reports, designs, studies and other related information. They also need to make sure that engineering projects are going well and efficient, as well as coordinate findings with government agencies.
Because they have to perform a lot of tasks, most companies prefer those with at least five years’ experience.