Frank Pina Jr. - Flowserve Corporation
The Flowserve Pacific Decoking Control Valve is a critical component in the Flowserve Decoking System. In studying the valve at two sites, certain upgrades were developed and tested having more than a year’s life without incident. After review of the data, we were able to ascertain the better of the two modifications that could be beneficial to other sites worldwide. This modification is less invasive than purchasing a whole new valve and utilizes the existing body if it is in good condition. This change in approach has allowed Flowserve to review other components a well but this presentation will solely be looking at the before and after situation of the test site.