The Five Hidden Benefits of Valve Refurbishment

Spriax Sarco valve in use

Frank Milloy, National Services Manager, 27/01/2020

It’s often said we’re a nation of scrimpers and savers and if you’re like me, you’ll make every penny count. But what if you can save more than just money? Well I’m here to let you in on some of the hidden benefits valve reconditioning can offer.

When it comes to the steam industry, cost will always be an important factor to take into consideration. As the saying goes, ‘it’s the little things that make a big difference’, and in many cases it’s the little things that can end up saving you a small fortune, not least when it comes to valves. Compared to buying brand new, the cost to refurbish valves can often be far more attractive than the cost of a replacement – assuming the option is available, of course! Refurbishment costs, for example, may average between 50 to 70 percent of the price of a new valve, but can be as little as just 30 percent.

Better still, there are also many other added benefits:

Maintenance made simple

If done regularly you’ll be able to keep on top of the health of your system and therefore stay one step ahead of valve failure – making it easier to plan maintenance rather than just react to a fault.

Maximum uptime

Potential downtime is less of a cause for concern with steam valve refurbishment services, like ours, which ensure same day dispatch/delivery for a complete range of refurbished and tested valves, should you require a quick fix. Some customers, after replacing a worn out valve, seek to recondition them and keep them as spares in case a problem should occur out of the blue – now there’s an idea!

Safety compliant

Specialists are obliged to follow certified processes when refurbishing your valves, so your plant will be fully compliant with ISO and API regulations as standard. This means as long as you’re keeping up with refurbishment, you can rest easy knowing your plant is operating safely. What’s more, our specialist valve refurbishment workshop is fully accredited so we’re able to carry out valve refurbishments off-site, without the need for insurance inspections.

Improved reliability Some good old-fashioned TLC can help improve reliability of any product and valve refurbishment is no exception. If valves are recertified on a regular basis you’ll find it much easier to keep track of the health of your system. There’s no denying that valves are a vital part of any system, therefore if properly used and maintained you can reap the rewards in improved reliability and also efficiency.

Dedicated provider Reconditioning services can provide a one-stop-shop for all your refurbishment needs, helping to take the pressure off. They can offer a full package, from stripdown to a paint and dispatch with test certification on a variety of valves, including pressure reducing valves, globe valves, parallel slide valves, and other manual and safety valves.

There’s more than enough reasons as to why you should consider Valve Repair and Refurbishment – so what’s stopping you?


Frank Milloy, National Services Manager