Valve & Automation
Along with supplying an assortment of valves and actuators to meet a variety of applications across all industries, we provide technical assistance for proper installation and valve testing to ensure product functionality.
Wolseley Industrial Group serves the following industries:
- Oil, gas and refining
- Power generation
- General manufacturing
- Pulp and paper
Comprehensive valve actuation services:
- Dedicated resources
- Stock and distribute high quality and trusted brands of valves, actuators and accessories
- Actuation service centers strategically located around the country
- Complex services offered such as full LACT (lease automation custody transfer) skids
- Technical sales staff on call
Automation Center locations in North America
Read a quick interview from Jim Sullivan, Wolseley Industrial Group Director of PVF Development about our Valve & Automation business.
Q: How important is quality assurance to Valve & Automation?
A: Malfunctioning valves can cause a host of issues for a plant, from an unscheduled facility shut-down to fires or workplace accidents. Plants can face lawsuits, fines and public perception issues when a malfunction or operational error occurs, so quality assurance (QA) is extremely important to our company and customers. Wolseley Industrial Group has a best-in-class QA program, and we have the opportunity to provide peace-of-mind to our customers through our inspection, assessment and audit processes.
In 2014, Wolseley Industrial Group formed a team of associates to focus on valve quality assurance. The team developed a valve supplier questionnaire that requires our manufacturers to provide information about their products including the country of origin and common specifications their products meet.
Our Approved Manufacturers List (AML) is constantly updated, and we only allow valve manufacturers on our AML if they’ve been properly vetted.
Q: What is an emerging trend in Valve & Automation today?
A: Valve & Automation continues to evolve with new products and technologies. One example is the new API 624 specification that was written to reduce fugitive emissions for gate valves and globe valves. Some emission studies at plants have shown valves to be the primary source for fugitive emissions. According to these studies, 80 percent of valve emissions result from valve packing chambers. API 624 will require cast steel and forged steel valve manufacturers to utilize new graphite packing technologies to reduce those emissions. Manufacturers will need to comply and meet new testing standards. Oil refineries and chemical plants will require compliance to API 624 in the very near future. Wolseley Industrial Group will convert our inventory to meet this new API 624 standard as product becomes available in 2015 from our manufacturers.
Q: Why do our customers choose Wolseley Industrial Group for their Valve & Automation products and services?
A: Industrial customers are concerned about downtime and want high quality products they can trust. Our customers choose Wolseley Industrial Group for their Valve & Automation products and services for many reasons: