Valve Service - Improving
Reliability & Performance
ControlWorx can help
improve reliability and performance of your equipment across the Gulf of Mexico.
Our experience, record keeping, and dedication to detail are proven to be
Our team has heard and understood our customers’ requests to have
multi-skilled, multi-crafted technicians. Bunk space is a premium and we
understand that. We have met this challenge.
The skills of our technicians are directly related to our success. Our
technicians are highly skilled and trained persons on a variety of equipment.
This equipment starts with instrumentation, controls and control valves, to
pressure safety valves and then to greasing / flushing and mechanical, of your
production valves. Our best practice is to work from higher skilled requirements
through to lower skilled devices, not the other way around. In other words, we
don’t use valve greasing labor to check out, calibrate and repair
instrumentation, controls and control valves.
All repairs and PSV testing data are documented electronically and can be stored
on an on-line database accessible by your personnel for viewing and government
regulation compliance. This allows for better tracking of work performed and
changes made as well as documentation for work order history and future
Testing and Repairing of Pressure Relief Valves
ControlWorx holds a VR (Valve Repair)
certificate of Authorization by the
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Technicians attend
recurring training by an accredited Testing / Repair Firm on all makes / models
of Pilot / Spring Operated Relief Valves. Only OEM Procedures are followed to
conduct any troubleshooting, testing, repairs, or replacements off / onshore. We
have an online system available that maintains PSV records for government
reporting accessibility, and allows for ease of searching criteria for
maintenance planning. All testing and repairs are documented on to an electronic
spread sheet. All tools and equipment are routinely maintained and documented to
assure optimum performance.
Shafer Repair factory trained technicians will repair or upgrade your
actuators correctly the first time! Our Service Centers are factory trained to
Shafer’s rigid standards. The service technicians are knowledgeable about
Shafer’s equipment and able to provide advice on upgrade or repair of your
Acoustical Emissions Leak Detection that can accurately detect leakage
across a closed valve under pressure while in operation. This service can
validate repairs and greasing on critical valves while the greasing and actuator
set up is being performed. We have found that a very high percentage of leakage
on actuated ball valves is improper ball alignment. This service can alleviate
GoM Valve Asset Management can provide a trained onsite dedicated resource for
system documentation, work coordination, failure analysis, scheduling of
activities, spare parts management and ROI. This Valve Asset Manager works
hand-in-glove with customers to ensure the program effectiveness and success.
This service is evergreen and will change with your ever-changing goals. It can
help to improve efficiency by helping you to evaluate, plan and manage your
Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Services starts with discussing/planning
in order to build a valve maintenance program. We work with our customers to
create a list of Control-Production Valves, Actuators, Controllers, etc. in need
of “Corrective Actions.” This should include anything from Grease Fitting
Replacement to calibrating positioners, and everything in between.
We work closely with your team to prioritize and repair all high-impact,
critical items at the first opportunity. We then work to accomplish these goals
with a focus on safety, reliability and relieving chronic issues through
engineering and technology. This is, by far, the optimum scenario. Once the
performance of equipment starts to degrade from the baseline, maintenance is
coordinated and scheduled. This allows for the lowest total life cycle cost
repairs to be performed before a catastrophic failure. The process media lost
and variability introduced on the system is an expense that is hard to quantify
over a time-based maintenance schedule.