Posts Tagged ‘Trunnion’

The issue of the sealant injection facility on trunnion mounted ball valves with soft seat inserts is highly contentious. Over the years I’ve heard every argument ranging from people who say you should not even have a sealant injection facility permitted for fear of operators randomly pumping grease into a valve as they would a […]

Double Ball/Plug DB&B valves With the need for verifiable and maintainable shut off in safety critical applications, double block and bleed valves have commonly been used for primary and secondary tight shut off, in an attempt to provide and ensure system integrity. Historically, system integrity would be achieved through the use of two individual isolation […]

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 […]

Early last century there was Cameron (USA) (which the Russian’s copied!) and then WKM (USA), then along came Grove (USA), in Japan along came Kitz, then KTM and IKS (WKM under license). In Europe there was Borsig (Germany) and TK (Scotland), not long after in the early 70’s came BC Richards Australia (who also made […]

  Trunnion mounted ball valves often have corrosion inhibitor in the sealant injection lines to prevent corrosion during ocean transport or due to humidity etc. The trouble with this is, nowadays they use synthetic oils. Synthetic oils become dry and tacky, and the seat and ball area become dry and tacky/sticky. After the actuator is […]

Another shipment of Starline floating and trunnion valves and Air Torque actuators has arrived. Global Supply Line Adelaide stocks valves, a variety of seats & seals, genuine Starline stainless steel integral high and low temperature extended stems, and genuine Air Torque high tensile stainless steel brackets and adaptors. In addition, we have in-house Starline & […]

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