Cost Effective

We Can Save You Money Over the Life of Your Plant

A mutually beneficial long-term relationship with each client is the foundation of our company’s mission to lower our end user clients’ Total Cost of Ownership. A valve and actuator’s Total Cost of Ownership is the sum of its three cost components:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Distributing
  3. Owning

The intent is to reduce these costs without a commensurate increase in risk. For example, if a valve manufacturer decides to cut its manufacturing cost by changing the manufacturing process, the result may be a less dependable valve before it is ever put in service.

The cost of manufacturing plus the cost of distribution equals a new valve’s cost of purchase. In turn, the cost of purchase plus the cost of owning equals the overall cost of the valve. Southern Valve Services’ primary role is to address and reduce the cost of owning.

The cost of owning is also comprised of three components:

  1. Installation
  2. Maintenance
  3. Failures

Valve Costs

Cost of Failure is by far the costliest component. Since a remanufacturing program is uniquely positioned to analyze why valves and actuators wear or fail, we routinely provide this invaluable information and service life feedback to global manufacturers of valves, actuators and end users.

Valves fail when the valve that is installed has characteristics that are not suitable for the service conditions and the installation and maintenance processes that it encounters when placed in service.

Through our long-term relationships, we are able to help improve product performance, enhance installation and maintenance processes, and prevent failures, thus significantly reducing the cost of ownership.

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Reasons valves fail