Swagelok introduces medium-pressure ball valve

The Swagelok FKB series medium-pressure ball valve provides a leak-tight seal for applications up to 15 000 psig (1034 bar).

Offshore staff

SOLON, Ohio -- The Swagelok FKB series medium-pressure ball valve provides a leak-tight seal for applications up to 15 000 psig (1034 bar). The trunnion-style ball valve features Swagelok's patent-pending direct load design, which delivers a seal across a full range of pressures. Innovative stem and end connection seals prevent shell leakage and provide robust cycle life even in severe conditions. The introduction of this ball valve expands the company's line of medium-pressure products, including gaugeable tube and adapter fittings and seamless tubing.

Swagelok valves deliver reliable and repeatable operation to meet the performance requirements of common offshore applications, such as topside wellhead control panels, chemical injection panels, well workover panels, and control systems. A bottom-loaded stem design eliminates system blowout for enhanced operator safety.

The valve features low-torque actuation, eliminating the need for assist methods and accessories in manual actuation. If pneumatic actuation is required, the valves are available with ISO-5211 compliant actuators. A positionable handle provides flexibility in panel layout by reducing clearance issues with other components.

05/11/2009

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