Valves are omnipresent in the oil & gas industry — in all sizes and for a huge variety of applications, such as pipelines, refineries, and directly at the drill-site, both above ground and subsea. The conditions to which they are exposed are correspondingly challenging. Nevertheless, they must perform reliably, since damage can be potentially fatal.
Made for Corrosive, Abrasive and HTHP Environments
Ball and gate valves are in place to control the flow of various gases and fluid media. Most of these are of highly corrosive and/or abrasive nature and may range from simple saltwater to highly aggressive substances that are used fracturing, or by the oil industry to flush the lines. Even more, they often must reliably work even in high temperature/high pressure (HTHP) environments such as subsea.