Miscellaneous questions

What are your service fields?

We provide services for all types of valves whether or not they are fitted with electric or pneumatic actuators. The main equipment concerned includes: plug valves, pressure-retaining valves, wedge-gate valves, spherical valves, gate valves, butterfly valves, control valves, and pressure safety valves (negative or positive).

What are the main industrial sectors concerned by your valve service offer?

Our clients mainly work in the chemicals sector, Seveso Directive facilities or ICPE (French Classified Installations for the Protection of the Environment) sites. Industries with pressurised steam circuits and those with equipment containing noble materials – and so with high replacement costs – use our services (nuclear, energy production plants, incinerators, boilers, oil & gas, paper mills, etc.). We also operate in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical and automobile industries.

What are the characteristics of valves and relief valves covered?

Our core business concerns equipment mounted on cylindrical pipes. The diameters covered are limited to a maximum of 800 mm (DN) and a maximum pressure of 420 bar (PN).

Can maintenance operations be maximised?

Our comprehensive management service for your fleet of valves and relief valves means we can predict any potential malfunctions. This leads to the rollout of predictive maintenance that involves identifying your critical equipment, its level of standardisation to facilitate servicing, tools to track all service work and the creation of a solid improvement plan.

Are you multi-manufacturer?

We have established partnerships with the leading equipment manufacturers, which mean we are able to offer our industrial clients cutting-edge industrial equipment that is always perfectly in phase with their expectations.

What does “additional assembly work” mean?

Some valves are equipped with actuators and positioners. When different brands of separate pieces of equipment are used, we make interface parts needed to assemble these components together depending on the processes involved (product viscosity, pressure, etc.). This service is provided in our workshops, while commissioning testing is performed on site by our teams.

Can you inspect our relief valves directly on site?

This equipment is designed to protect the safety of people and property. Inspection authorities (such as DREAL – French Regional Department of the Environment, Planning and Housing), require regular monitoring. In addition to providing workshop inspections, we have expertise enabling us to work on relief valves directly on site in order to determine if they are correctly calibrated. This additional expertise is a source of performance for our industrial clients (improved equipment availability, and reduced service time and costs).

Do you provide tracking for your work?

We guarantee tracking for calibrations and inspections performed in our workshops and at our clients’ sites. Job work sheets are systematically produced. We certify all work we perform.

What do you offer in terms of document management?

We have tools that can be interfaced with the maintenance modules in our clients’ management software (ERP). All our job sheets, reports, assessments and recommendations are directly exportable to these ERPs. Our clients can use this documentation for their auto-certification procedures required by inspection authorities (such as DREAL – French Regional Department of the Environment, Planning and Housing), and to validate their certifications.

How do you assist industrial clients for scheduled site shutdowns?

Our assistance is provided at two levels. During the normal service, we assess and analyse our clients’ valves and fittings and produce recommendation sheets. After consolidation, these documents can be used to improve the preparation of scheduled shutdowns. The human, equipment and communication resources we implement are crucial to optimising work during scheduled shutdowns. We do our utmost to ensure that these crucial moments proceed as best possible within the allotted timeframes.

What certifications do you hold?

Actemium companies operating in the field of valves and fittings have all the applicable general certifications (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, etc.). They are also recognised and authorised to work in all types of industrial environments: CEFRI (French committee for the certification of companies training and supervising personnel working under ionising radiation), MASE (French manual for safety improvement in companies), ATEX Directive certification, Qmos (French qualification for welding operation methods), Q19 (French declaration for the inspection of an electrical installation using infrared thermography), etc.

Is the European Pressure Equipment Directive applicable to valves and fittings?

Yes. We perform the tests and assessments allowing industrial concerns to comply with the requirements of this directive.

N.B.: 17 years after its creation, this Directive has now been revised and new measures came into force effective from summer 2016.

Do you handle worldwide projects?

Actemium has 12 companies specialising in valves and fittings. Their several hundred technicians and engineers work closely together to meet their clients’ needs. Their teams are mobile and can leverage the strength of Actemium’s global network to perform their missions in most countries around the world.