Accessories To Consider Investing In With A New Portable Valve Actuator

Allowing employees to quickly and effectively open and close valves in a rapid fashion, portable valve actuators serve a valuable purpose in a lot of business operations. If you use the valve actuator in your workplace environment, it is no doubt that picking the best model is important. However, you may need to pick up a few extra things as well. Check out these accessories to consider investing in. 

Portable Valve Actuator Tripod

If the valve actuator you need for your operation will only be used intermittently, having a stationary place to put the actuator when it is not in use is a good thing. A lot of times, the tool will just get propped up somewhere or laid upon a shelf in the area where it is used, which is not really the best way to keep the actuator protected or safe. You can pick up actuator tripods that are specifically designed to hold the actuator anywhere that you need to. If an employee carries the actuator up on a high level, having the tripod attached will give the employee somewhere to safely stand the actuator until it is needed. 

Portable Valve Actuator Adapter Set 

Input shafts can be different according to the valve, and the actuator itself may only work with a specific type of input shaft. Most industries will utilize a few different kinds of input shaft on valves, so their actuator will need to be set up so that the user can switch adapters quickly and work with the different shapes and sizes. You can pick up adapter kits for your actuator that contain several different types of adapters to coincide with the multiple shaft designs. If you are confident you only have a few different inputs to match, it is also fine to just pick up only the adapter types you need. 

Portable Valve Actuator Maintenance Kit 

It is not uncommon for a valve actuator to need a little maintenance attention from time to time. The moving parts should be lubricated with a good fluid greasing agent and the unit should be kept clean at adapter receptacles to protect the threads where adapters screw in place. Keeping a small maintenance kit near the actuator will help ensure the device is maintained on a regular basis. You can usually pick up a small maintenance kit and one may even come with the actuator when it is purchased. 

Contact a company like SMP Specialty Maintenance Products for more help.