Midland Manufacturing, a specialist in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment and a division of OPW, will now offer repair services of railcar valves in addition to its valve remanufacturing and repair programme.
Standard repair services of general and pressure railcar valves will consist of testing, cleaning, collecting of data, replacing soft goods (i.e. gaskets), assembling and final testing.
Midland says it can repair most brands of valves and should be considered a safe and cost-effective solution when compared to completely overhauling or replacing railcar valves. Prior to augmenting its remanufacturing programme, customers only had the option of completely overhauling pressure car and general-purpose car valves. Midland customers now have more choices while meeting increasing government regulations.
The remanufacturing of valves will continue to be a focus of Midland's operations as repair services are not always sufficient to restore Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards. The company's remanufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois, and Houston, Texas - both US - will still serve as remanufacturing centres and will now also handle repair work.