AVP Valve is a
proud member of the Valve Manufacturer's Association / Valve Repair Council
- "VR" Safety Valve Repair
- Control Valve Repair Center
- Gate, Globe, Check, Ball, and Butterfly Repair
- Complete Field Machining Capabilities
- Total Valve Management
- Heat Rate Surveys via valve leakage testing
- GE Consolidated
Green Tag Center
- Electric Actuator Repair Center
- Valvtechnologies Authorized Repair Center
- Emergency Repair
- Process Engineering Services
- Steam Trap Surveys
How often should I repair or
inspect my safety valves?
Valve services include control, safety, manual, and automated industrial valve
repair. We offer complete valve repair both at our shop and in the field.
Solutions include automating valves, re-packing valves, rebuilding and reconditioning valves, and providing shop and field diagnostics. AVP carries a large on-site inventory of various OEM parts as well as offering
complete manufacturing capabilities to produce any special engineered or
non-inventoried part, where allowed. This capability helps to accelerate
the repair process and get you back on line as quickly as possible.
Come and Visit our Facility
AVP Valve has a large facility centrally located in
Lakeland, Florida. We have approximately 20,000 sqft under roof and
a fleet of 22 field trucks.
|AVP has a large machine shop that can do any type of
specialized machining. Many times valves parts just have minor damage
that requires re-facing of the seating surfaces. AVP's machine shop
can touch up existing trim instead of replacing the trim which will save you
money on your repair. AVP always prefers to use OEM parts, but if
parts are not available, AVP has the capability to make new parts in many
|AVP Valve has two service trailers that
can be taken to
the job site for large jobs.
AVP has a boiler certified by the National Board of Boiler
& Pressure Vessel
Inspectors on site in Lakeland for setting new safety relief valves and
repaired safety relief valves.
||All valves that come into our Lakeland
facility for repair are completely disassembled and sandblasted to remove
all rust and scale.
Safety Valve Repair
AVP is an authorized assembler of
Consolidated Safety valves and is authorized by the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel
Inspectors (NB) to set and test board certified relief devices. AVP holds
a "VR" Stamp from the National Board for the repair of all brands of safety and
safety relief valves. Brands like Consolidated, Crosby, Anderson
Greenwood, Kunkle, Lonergan, Farris, and any other National Board approved
manufacturer. AVP has a steam boiler rated to 1750 psig for
testing valves on steam and air and liquid testing capability to 10,000 psig.
Higher set pressures can be obtained with the aid of the GE Consolidated
Electronic Valve Tester (EVT).
AVP can repair safety valves in your
plant. Large or welded-in safety and safety relief valves can be repaired
in place. Once the repair is completed and the system is back on line, our
technicians can come in and set the valve with Consolidated's EVT.
AVP's technician are trained through
Consolidated's training process which is an in-depth three-tier process.
First, the apprentice technician must work with a certified technician to get
familiar with the safety valves. Then, they are sent to Consolidated in
Alexandria, LA, for a week of training. Next, they must come back to work
in our shop to hone the skills that were learned in the first training class.
Then they are sent back to Consolidated for another week's training. The
technician again comes back to work and practice. Finally, the technician
is sent to Consolidated for a third week of training. This training from
start to finish takes about 18 - 24 months to complete so by the time the
technician has completed all of his training, he truly has the experience to
tackle most valve problems.
AVP goes through great expensive to
make sure that we have the best trained technicians in the area. For your
records, you can download an example of one of our technician's training
certificates and a copy of our National Board "VR" stamp.
How often should I repair or
inspect my safety valves?
Control Valve Repair
AVP has the capability to repair any brand of control
valve. Though not officially affiliated with these manufacturers, we regularly repair Fisher, Masoneilan, Leslie, Valtek, CCI, and
Copes Vulcan control valves. On site engineering can aid in
troubleshooting chronic valve and process problems. We can suggest reasons
for frequent failures and suggest modifications to prevent future failures.
We can also suggest replacement valves if the current valve is beyond repair.
AVP has machining and welding capabilities that enable
AVP to truly repair your valve, not just change out the parts. Making weld
repairs and machining the existing parts can be quicker and less expensive than
simply filling a valve with new parts.
|AVP can calibrate any positioners. AVP has a leak testing stand that can measure a valve's
leakage before and after a repair. AVP can test a control valve for
conformance to Class II, III, IV, V, and VI leakage rates.
||No need to remove a control
valve for repair if the valves are welded in or if you are down for an
emergency shutdown and the clock is running. AVP can repair your
control valve in line and get your plant back up and running.
Ball Valve Repair
|AVP can repair any type of ball valve from small 1" ball
valves up to this 24" Grove ball valves and even larger. Metal seated
and ceramic seated ball valves are no problem for AVP.
Butterfly Valve Repair
||AVP can repair any type of butterfly valve from AWWA, to
standard lined butterfly valves, to high performance butterfly. AVP
even does triple offset ultra-high performance butterfly valves.
not a factor. AVP regularly gets in valves for repair in the 90" range.
Gate, Globe, and Check Valve Repair
|Gate, Globe, and Check Valves have always been thought as
generic no frills valves. This may be true when they are new but
repairing them is anything but generic. Parts for gate, globe, and
check valves from most manufacturers are unavailable so your repair house
can not simply change out parts. They must make the valve work
properly with the valve's existing parts. This means special grinding,
machining, and fitting techniques must be employed that are not found just
anywhere. If a valve's seating area is completely washed out, AVP can
strip off the old Stellite and weld on new Stellite.
AVP has the
capability to make a repaired gate, globe, or check work better than it did
when it was new.
||Many times a valve is too big to send to our shop in
Lakeland for repair or it is welded in. This is not a problem for AVP.
We can repair the valve without moving it. Size is not an issue.
AVP can repair any size gate, globe, or check valve.
|AVP can perform a variety of special modifications to get
you just the valve that you need. We can automate manual valves with
electric or pneumatic actuators. We can install bypasses around large
valves for warm-ups or pressure-balance modifications. We can combine
valves into a small valve system before shipping to the customer so that
less welds are required in the field.
Whatever you need, AVP can
- Pneumatic Piston Actuators
- Pneumatic Diaphragm Actuators
- Electric Actuators
- WE FIX THEM ALL!
AVP has technicians trained by Limitorque to fix any brand of electric
actuator. We can repair control valve diaphragm actuators, linear
piston actuators, and quarter-turn piston actuators.
AVP specializes in problem solving. In all of our years
repairing all types of different valves, we have just about seen it all.
We have worked on it all. AVP has three engineers on staff to trouble
shoot your chronic valve problems and redesign valve systems to solve valve and
process problems. AVP also has the welders, mechanics, and machinists on
staff to add their real life experiences to the problem solving equation.
AVP will not just give you a
solution that works in theory, AVP will give you a solution that works in REAL
Total Valve Management
AVP can take over your valve worries.
AVP can come in and take ownership of your valve maintenance, planning, and
service. Through record keeping, testing, and inspections, we can
determine which valves are problematic, determine the cause for frequent
failures, derive a solution, schedule the solution, and implement the fix.
We let you keep your mind on running your plant while we take care of the burden
of valve maintenance.
Valve Leak Testing
AVP offers a management tool in the
form of a detailed survey to determine valve leakage providing quantitative
results - not qualitative estimates. These results determine the cost of
lost steam, return on investment calculations for valve repair or replacement,
and are the building blocks of an in-depth history database for predictive
replacement analysis. Secondly, this survey will compile a repair/replace
list based on safety, economics, and reliability.
Steam Trap Survey
Some of the biggest culprits of bad efficiency are
malfunctioning steam traps. You could be loosing hundreds of thousands of
dollars in steam every year and not know it. AVP can come in and survey
your entire plant and give you a list of your steam traps and show you which
ones are bad.