Common reasons for Valve Failure

Failures in valves can be caused by many factors. Some of the more prominent causes include:

  • Wear of the elastomers and/or seat seals over time

  • Temperatures or pressures outside the designed operating parameters, especially unexpected pressure spikes in the pipeline

  • Foreign or abrasive debris in the pipeline

  • Material incompatibility with the product being processes

  • Incorrect assembly, installation, or maintenance procedures performed on valve

  • Water or foreign debris in plant airline may cause pneumatic actuator failure

Author - Chris Sinutko