Holland Custom Valve Modification Saves Customer Time and Money

September 9, 2011

Recently a large Food Manufacturer contacted the Holland sales representative to replace some obsolete and improperly performing actuated ball

A Sample of a Holland Custom Valve Modification

valves which were being used for throttling/ shut off service in a dispensing production line process. The product was a Sugar Icing used in cookie production

The existing valves were over 20 years old, were jacketed and had special end connections.  Additionally the valves were in a very tight space and finding a valve with the same dimensions for a drop in replacement was not an option available.  The customer had a short window of time to replace the valves as the production line is running 6 days a week and 2 shifts per day.

The customer was concerned with both turnaround time and cleanliness in the production area.  Having a contractor do the modifications on site to modify and install the new valves could be a problem.

The Holland representative suggested pre-purchasing valves and modifying at Holland with the correct end connections and face to face dimensions to accommodate the existing piping and the customer maintenance dept could do the valve install on the regularly scheduled down day during the week.  The customer liked the Holland solution and placed the order for the valves and modifications.   Holland ordered the valves.  The Holland rep measured all the piping face dimensions on the old valves.

Holland’s sanitary stainless steel fabrication shop did all the fabrication to modify the valves ahead of time and they  were dropped in during a short shutdown.  The customer was retrofitted with new valves, up and running without any impact on the production schedule and at a significant cost savings over field piping.
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