Safety valves are the unsung heroes of safe boiler operation. Perfecting the design of the safety valve (SRV) brought boilers from the dark ages of explosions to predictably safe operation. Modern SRVs are manufactured under the control of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Approved assemblers and repair facilities like The Valve Shop are authorized and approved by the ASME to make adjustments and stamp boiler safety valves with the “V” symbol, and for SRVs on unfired vessels, the “UV” symbol. The Valve Shop repairs SRVs under the control of the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessels Inspections and bear the “VR” symbol.
We are beginning a new series to explore our the different services we offer. For our first Discover WARE series, we sat down with Bill Fogarty, Valve Shop Division Manager, to talk a little about the Valve Shop. Bill Fogarty oversees the Valve Shop sales and operations. With more than 35 years of experience, Bill knows the ins and outs of the business and has seen hundreds of projects from start to finish.