Posts Tagged ‘Ballvalve’

Be careful with trunnion mounted ball valves 100mm (4”) and under and in reduced bore 150mm (6”) and under as many manufacturers cannot put a sealant injection directly onto each seat such as in the photo shown above (RHS). They can only fit a sealant injection to the middle of the body (photo LHS). Consequently […]

Many manufacturers and operators in the oil and gas industry have leakage problems with elastomer seals, especially when a drop in pressure takes place. This primarily occurs in sealings which create a barrier against gaseous media if highly pressurised gas falls to a very low pressure level within a very short period of time. The […]

Even if you’re ordering from a quality valve manufacturer, they often sub contract out special painting of the valves. Typical problems involve not taping up the stem area or indeed the bore area properly or the tape falling off. Sandblasting residue can ingress into the stem area or into the seat area. Initially this may […]

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