The purpose of SOV testing is to exercise the SOV without any movement of the complete valve system. Val Controls SOV testing solution allows the plant to stay in operation while the testing is being performed. Data from the test will be stored and trending of the SOV performance can be used for evaluation.
The advantage of Val Controls SOV testing solution is that the end-user can diagnose the valve while it is in use. Furthermore, the solution provides the possibility of comparing the current performance data with the optimal reference data.
The SOV testing will exercise the SOV, decreasing the risk of valve stiction and ultimately malfunction.