Are you meeting your statutory Annual Boiler Insurance obligations?

Most steam boilers continuously operate and are a key part of any plant and machinery on site. Steam boilers and high-pressure hot water boilers over 110C, require an annual insurance inspection under the Pressure Systems and Safety Regulations. Often this is tied into a high maintenance shutdown period for plants or individual systems, so that all steam served equipment is available for maintenance.

At Valveforce, our expert engineers have many years’ experience working across different industry sectors. We are able to carry out the boiler preparation for your annual insurance inspection and 5 yearly Non-Destructive Testing in line with your statutory insurance obligations. Valveforce’s Annual Insurance Inspection agreements ensure that your steam and hot water boilers are prepared for their annual inspection and rebuilt by our specialist Valveforce service engineers. Annual agreements typically consist of a yearly preparation of boilers for insurance inspection.

Our engineers will prepare the boiler for the insurance inspection, overhaul and certify all the critical valves and on completion of the inspection the boiler is rebuilt, filled and tested. We then carry out the working test to satisfy the inspector. Valveforce also offer additional Boilerhouse services.

To find out more about a Valveforce Annual Boiler Inspection please click here or call us on 0121 711 1908 to discuss your requirements, we’d be happy to help.

Save energy and reduce carbon emissions with a Steam trap Survey

Valveforce are based in the Midlands, so our services are ideal for commercial clients nationwide. Our expert engineers have a reputation for outstanding workmanship and can be relied upon to keep your plant working in full order, performing work onsite during shutdown.

A Steam Trap Survey carried out on a regular basis is the most efficient way to eliminate costly losses, maximise energy efficiency and minimise production downtime. Having a leaking steam trap in your steam system is like having a hole in your wallet. Steam trap failure can be due to a number of factors, however a steam trap that is not working properly allows live and valuable steam to escape. Replacing or repairing steam traps may seem expensive at first, but the cost is nothing compared to the amount of money you’re losing because of a leaking steam trap.

An example of saving money: As a rule, just one passing 15mm Thermodynamic steam trap will cost you about £750 per year in live steam loss.

We have done Steam Trap surveys for a large number of hospitals and NHS trusts, as well as for Johnson Matthey, Major International, Viridor Polymer, Halewood International, Ornua Ingredients, Milliken Industries and SPIE Ltd to name a few.

To find out more about A Valveforce Steam Trap Survey please click here or call us on 0121 711 1908 to discuss your requirements, we’d be happy to help.

Valveforce can help with Valve Repair, Diagnostic and Commissioning Services

  • Are your valve glands passing expensive and dangerous live steam?
  • Are your control valves sticking, working intermittently or simply not controlling?
  • Are you having safety issues on not being able to get a positive isolations?
  • Do you want to get your valve overhauled and repaired to be cost efficient?

Valveforce can help with your valve repair and refurbishment!

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The Force Group supporting Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning

We’re very proud to have taken part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September. The coffee morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

Along with games and a raffle, a delicious selection of cakes and samosas were baked and bought in by the team, to help raise funds for this wonderful charity.

A great time was had by all and most importantly £400 was raised.

Join us at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition and Conference, at Manchester Central Convention Complex

Join us at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition and Conference, at Manchester Central Convention Complex

The Force Group (Valveforce, Controlsforce, Heatxforce and Pumpforce) will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition on 9-10 October 2018.

Healthcare Estates is a truly unique event in the UK market. It’s the only national conference and exhibition to bring together those who design, build manage and maintain healthcare facilities.

 

 

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WELCOME TO THE NEW VALVEFORCE WEBSITE

The new website has a fresh, clean design with a mobile first approach to make sure our content is easily accessible on any device.  The navigation and search functionality has improved, so users can find and browse content easily. If you would like to speak to one of our team please call 0121 711 1908 to chat to one of the technical sales team.  If you have any suggestions on ways we can improve the site, please email info@valveforce.co.uk we’d love to hear from you.

 

THE HEAT IS ON AT VALVEFORCE

Man welding fan coil

Over the past few years our specialist range of on-site supporting services has been enhanced and expanded to meet the changing needs of our customers.

Time and time again we have been asked to extend our skill-set so we can fully service not only plate heat exchangers on-site but also shell & tube exchangers, air handling units, heater batteries, coolers and coils.

We have listened, and last summer we invested significantly and set up a comprehensive Heat Exchanger division and fabrication workshop in-house. More importantly we now have a dedicated team led by a very capable and experienced Heat Exchanger specialist, namely Richard Evans.

Heatxforce offers a full range of products and services from concept design through to the supply and installation of heat exchanger packages.

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NEW PREMISES, NEW SERVICES, NEW PRODUCTS

After a period of sustained business growth and two acquisitions we are delighted to announce that we have moved into much larger, more purpose-built premises. This move will enable us to create new jobs, allow us to expand into manufacturing and add a wider range of products and services to our portfolio.

Valveforce are specialists in the highly technical scoping and installation of steam and water process energy and flow control systems and we work with a wide range of customers including food manufacturing factories, paper and pulp manufacturing plants, hospitals and other large organisations. In February 2016 Valveforce acquired IES Control and earlier this year acquired the assets of a heat exchanger business.

 

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ARE YOU IN THE FOOD, BEVERAGE OR DAIRY INDUSTRY?

If so then we can help you save energy and costs!

In many production processes in the food and beverage industry, steam, hot water and condensate have a critical role to play. Valveforce’s expertise is proving to be of real benefit to our customers in this sector.

Our engineers work with your engineers to ensure plant is optimised with the efficient use of steam and hot water. We design and supply steam distribution systems, hot water heat exchanger packages, temperature control loops and steam injection sets. We also supply a full line of sanitary process valves, steam traps and clean steam filters.

For a service you can rely on for your steam, water and process control systems, please call us on 0121 711 1908.

VALVEFORCE ARE THE UK REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMAS

SOMAS Instrument AB develops, produces and markets control and on/ off-valves made from high-grade, acid-proof stainless steel. They export their products all over the world. Their main sectors are the pulp and paper industry, but they are growing into the chemical, power, biofuel, offshore and pharmaceutical sectors.

For more than 60 years, SOMAS has developed and manufactured valves in stainless steel materials and a product program with a range of dimensions.

They continue to develop their products to meet the new demands of the industry using new process media, which in turn require new materials.

When reliability matters Valveforce knows that they can count on Somas. When it comes to experienced technical advice on high performance valves then look no further than Valveforce. We are the UK representative for SOMAS® and one of the UK’s foremost providers of turnkey steam solutions. Technical expertise and bespoke solutions for all your engineering plant process problems from a single-source.

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