Did you know that the use of ball valves has been around for more than 2000 years? According to the U.S. patent database which dates back to more than 100 years, valve technology has been around for centuries and keeps improving. As industry standards lag behind the requirements of the market, end users and operators continue to push the boundaries of existing technology. Particularly the offshore oil and gas production industry, which must balance valve performance, space, weight, operability and maintenance, is pushing existing technology to its limit. This is especially true because scientists keep finding out more and more about higher pressures and higher content of sand and water that the offshore oil and gas industry often face.
As a matter of fact, did you know how the Trunnion Ball valve came to be? Floating ball valves were used in almost every project and as the job expanded so did the need of larger industrial valves. Sizes for Trunnion Ball Valves range from 2″ all the way through 36″ and pressure classes grew bigger as well. They start off at ANSI 150 and run all the way to 2500″.
Although now there is a standard for ball valves, back then there were none. Today, there are standards for all valves especially those used in oil and gas. To find out more, please visit our site: https://www.globalvalveandcontrols.com/products_api_6d_trunnion_mounted_ball_valves.html