The Problem with Globe Valves, and Opportunities for Improvement[R]

Author: Ron Merrick & Claire Dwyer

Company: Fluor Corporation

A major US refinery project was in startup
• We started getting calls about how the control station bypasses
were vibrating, leaking and “the globe valves were breaking and
catching fire”
• How do you break a valve?
o The operators said “the stems were breaking”