Evan M. Sparks: About the Author
Director – Valve Management Solutions, TEAM Inc.

Evan M. Sparks

Evan Sparks has over 35 years of experience in the industrial valve new product and aftermarket sales and support marketplace. Prior to joining TEAM in 2014, he directed numerous technical, quality, and management leadership roles across the country. With his deeply rooted OEM relationships and superior knowledge of the NBBI and ASME, Mr. Sparks has contributed growth for multiple large valve organizations on the West Coast, Alaska, and the Gulf South. Mr. Sparks is an armed forces veteran of the United States Army Rangers.

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Published Articles

July/August 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

Ideally, all valves should work when needed; but the truth is that valves fail. This article discusses the common failure mechanisms that affect valves as well as what inspectors should look for during an inspection.

May/June 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

The authors have written a two-part series covering valves and their role in the overall MI process. In this first article, they discuss the various valve types, their common uses, and the governing standards and recommended practices that apply.

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