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Consider life-cycle costs in specifying control valves

08.01.2011  |  Kiesbauer, J.,  Samson AG, Frankfurt/Main, GermanyVnucec, D.,  Samson AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Latest approach improves sizing valves while also incorporating total ownership investment

Keywords: [valve] [control valve] [gate valve] [plug valve] [maintenance] [actuator] [valve trime] [lifecycle cost] [maintenance]

The life cycle of a control valve is divided into different phases. The resulting life-cycle cost (LCC) is mainly comprised of the acquisition investment and the follow-up costs for operations and maintenance. Depending on the valve type and operating conditions, these follow-up costs can account for a major share of the total investment. Thus, assessing the life cycle cost is increasingly gaining importance in valve sizing.

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