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Protecting High Yield Assets with the Dilating Disk™ Valve

3 Aug 2021  |
When operating high yield assets within a business, it is important to protect them to avoid unnecessary downtime or unpleasant surprises. One crucial approach to protecting these high yield assets is to provide reliable equipment and solutions.

Protecting Assets with Reliability

Global Energy Leader Eni refines and markets petroleum products worldwide, generating over $79B in revenue in 2019. An operation like one of Eni’s refineries that produces a large amount of revenue is dependent on equipment that they can rely on. When exploring equipment options for one of these facilities, surprises like unplanned maintenance must be avoided at all costs. Planning for routine maintenance provides refineries and their staff with the ability to control the amount of time that their assets are not actively producing. The reliability of the equipment operating in these facilities are in the forefront of the minds of the facilities’ teams, as this ensures that they may continue to run effectively and efficiently.

When Eni was looking for control valve replacements, the Dilating Disk™ Valve was the perfect solution for their oil and gas applications, as the valve itself is fundamentally reliable. The low torque, low friction, and low wear design of the valve allows it to consistently look and operate as if new, even after 100k cycles. This unique design, along with close partnerships with supply chain partners and adherence to strict quality control standards, contributes to the reliable attribute of this valve that facilities and refineries like Eni rely on.

Can the Dilating Disk™ Valve Protect My High Yield Assets?

At Clarke Valve, we know that reliability is essential to your business, and protecting your high-yield assets is one of our top priorities. This is why Clarke Valve ensures reliability through a series of steps: predictive Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, accurate sizing per IEC, 100% testing of every valve that leaves our factory, and analyzing installed Dilating Disk™ data, to give each of our customers peace of mind.

Reliability is not a theory, and is supported only by data in the field, which is why Clarke Valve’s control valve experts and engineers continuously monitor the performance of our installed valves. The Dilating Disk™ Valve has well over 1 million hours of meantime between unscheduled repairs (MTBUR), and over 4.4 million hours of meantime between failure (MTBF). With valves operating almost 9,000 hours per year, Clarke Valve has nearly 10 million operating hours installed worldwide. The Dilating Disk™ Valve can replace any general service control valve, and has excelled in applications where other industry leaders have previously failed. With the reliability and predictability of the Dilating Disk™ Valve, your facility can continue to operate after installation with no unpleasant surprises or unnecessary downtime.

Contact us for more information on how the Dilating Disk™ Valve can help protect your business’s high-yield assets.

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Founded in 2011, Clarke Valve provides high quality, API 641 and ISO 15848-1 certified industrial control valves to organizations worldwide. Using aerospace design principles, Clarke developed the Dilating Disk™ Valve, formerly known as the Shutter...

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