Our engineers design and test our Valve Closure Systems. We are aware of the flaws inherent in our competitors’ systems and are proud to have developed valve closure systems superior to any systems available on the market.
We take great care to design electric and pneumatic shutoff systems convenient to use, dependable, powerful, versatile, and reliable.
It is the most durable emergency shutdown system available. Before we introduce any of our valve closure systems, it is first subjected to extensive and exhaustive durability testing. Using our customized test apparatus, actuator test bench, and valve actuators, our systems are tested under worse-than-reality conditions in a fraction of the time it would take in real applications.
The Actuator Test Bench is programmable to simulate the closing of any valve. Parameters such as starting torque, closing torque, seating torque, rest time, and cycle count are pre-programmed into the actuator test bench. Using various valve handles and a computerized control panel, any valve closure event can be emulated-with accurate torque resistance, time, and number of turns. Repeating thousands of identical closure cycles without reopening a valve after it is closed.
By using this test procedure, we develop robust valve closure components that will last for thousands of valve closure events – even in the harshest environments. The actuator test bench helps identify the correct motor sizes and speeds, strong valve adapters, actuator mounting hardware, and specifics that competitors’ systems are lacking.
A typical test is 5,000 cycles. During the test, the actuator is periodically removed from the bench and torque tested on our Mountz™ torque measuring equipment. If an actuator being tested exhibits any loss of torque throughout the duration of the test, a stronger design is identified and tested until we are confident the actuator will always do its designed job.
To pass our high standards, the actuator must produce, at least as much torque, after test completion as it did at the start of the test. Likewise, any mechanical component of the actuator must finish the test without failure, or it is redesigned and re-tested until it will do so.
After testing with the actuator test bench, we test each system on actual container valves with the attachments installed. As strict as we are about our systems being durable, we also insist on manufacturing systems easy for the operator to use. During this test procedure, we pay attention to the mounting hardware and ergonomic designs of the actuators for the operator’s ease of use. We also note any effect the actuator may have on the valve itself. If the operator experiences difficulties when handling the actuator, or if the actuator negatively affects the valve, it is redesigned and retested until it passes our high standards.
When you purchase our Valve Closure System, we can assure your system was thoroughly tested to provide the highest level of protection available in the valve closure market.
Our commitment to exhaustive testing, and insistence on believing and acting upon test results ensures your system will react as designed when both timing and accuracy are critical.
Some valve closure systems are Simply Built. Ours is engineered.