FAQs


a. The valves may be closed 

To do:

1. Open the valves slowly to avoid water hammer. Water hammer can lead to fluid discharge causing burns or injury.

 

a. The valves are maybe not open enough

To do:

1. Open the valves slowly to avoid water hammer. Water hammer can lead to fluid discharge causing burns or injury.

b. The pipeline can be clogged

To do:

1. Check the pipeline

a.The stem can be dry

To do:

1. You need to grease the stem with FDA approved grease

b. The gland is overtightened

To do:

1. Slightly slacken gland nut

a. The Bellows are damaged

To do:

1. You must tighten the gland until leakage stops
2. Replace the upper part of the valve as soon as possible

a. This can be caused by an incorrect shut off

To do:

1. Tighten the handwheel without using any auxiliary tools

b. There can be a seat or disc damage

To do:

1. The valve would need to be replaced

c. The pressure difference is to great

To do:

1. Apply valve with balancing disc.
2. Check if the valve was installed according to direction of arrow marked on the valve

d. The steam can be polluted with solid particles

To do:

1. You need to clean the valve

a. The bolts are not tightened evenly

To do:

1. The valve would need to be replaced