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A new way to monitor safety-valve activity

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The LiftTrack 2.0 (photo) is a new indicator device for pressure safety valves (PSVs) that enables users to capture data on the various lift events that occur within a safety valve. The LiftTrack 2.0 device is connected to the valve system and detects all lift events within each connected valve wirelessly, and also has the option to record acoustic outlet data or temperature coupled with the lift events. The mechanism records data on lift events and stores the information, which can be viewed in the manufacturer’s app, so that users can better understand the PSV and overall system reliability. Capable of tracking multiple safety valves at a time, the LiftTrack 2.0 allows users to see what time the lift event occurred and track how long the safety valve was open, helping to mitigate the environmental release from each valve. This system is designed to work with relief valves, pressure-vacuum relief valves and other specialty relief-valve systems. — Total Valve Systems, Broken Arrow, Okla.