To some, the mounting kit is considered trivial. An afterthought. A commodity. This approach has led to poorly designed kits, which are a primary cause of failure. To us, an engineered mounting kit is the unsung hero of the entire assembly.
In recent years, our industry has taken formal steps to ensure safety, quality, consistency, and increased uptime by considering the complete valve automation assembly including the mounting kit. Specifications and requirements regarding valve and actuator designs and their usage in the field have been on the books for years, but there hadn’t been any formal standards on mounting kits until recent years. We base our engineering and design on these standards, and we actively contribute to their evolution by participating in several industry subcommittees as invited experts.