It’s important to maintain your Plattco valve
because it was purchased to provide a solution to your plant. There are a lot of components to a valve that
cause that airlock seal to degrade, not just the internal seat and flapper. You are eventually going to see wear on pins,
on air cylinder rod ends, on mounting brackets, areas where the valve is actually pivoting. And every time that moves, you’re gonna get
some sort of wear. Those components sooner or later on every
moving part you’re gonna see wear. Whether it’s a year, two years, or five years. But those are easy things to watch for that
maintain your air seal.