ValveSight™ From Flowserve Helps Maximize Profits Through Increased Reliability
The global economic downturn and ongoing retirement of the baby-boomer generation are straining oil and gas upstream and downstream operations and maintenance staffs. Historically, field and refinery operators have relied heavily on in-house control valve expertise. As oil and gas companies continue to lose this expertise, they are struggling to remain profitable while cutting costs related to maintenance, reliability and up-time issues. The Flowserve control valve diagnostic Plant Asset Management (PAM) Solution, ValveSight, was designed specifically to meet the evolving needs of oil and gas operators striving to do more with less.
ValveSight is an asset management tool with benefits for both production and refinery operators. It empowers staff to continuously monitor the health of control valves in real-time, send alerts when problems arise and recommend corrective actions in time to avoid disruptive failures.
Based upon open standards, ValveSight provides quick and easy installation and commissioning. Its low entry cost and ability to leverage an operator's installed valve base result in quick ROI. In many cases, a simple software upgrade is all that is required for operators that already have a Flowserve digital positioner installed to begin benefiting from ValveSight's diagnostic capabilities. Operators can also take advantage of ValveSight's diagnostics on non-Flowserve valves by simply installing a ValveSight-enabled digital positioner. This upgrade can often be performed in the field, thereby minimizing downtime.
ValveSight is a practical, intuitive solution requiring minimal training and infrastructure investments. Its expandable design provides broad operational flexibility and affordability.