Control Valves

During the engineering phase of capital projects, difficult budgetary and scheduling constraints can result in less than optimal control equipment selections. In critical valve applications, under-performing equipment can lead to serious inefficiencies in plant operation, increased costs and reduced production. Effective process control optimization requires an understanding of all components in the loop – measurement, controller and final control element.


Instability in fuel gas pressure supply to a co-gen gas turbine resulted in errati c turbine speed, power output decline and inefficient plant operati on. 


Spartan performance optimization specialists analyzed the live system and determined the root cause. Recommendations were made for control valve modifications that allowed a swift return to stable fuel supply pressure and efficient turbine operation.