Trunnion Ball Valves

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…

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Solenoid Valves and Ball Valves

The O&G, Water Treatment, Chemical, Automotive and Pharmaceutical industries all have something in common. They all use solenoid valves. Solenoid valves and Ball valves are very different from each other. Ball valves are controlled either manually or they are automated whereas solenoid valves are operated electromechanically. In other words, electric current controls the valve through a solenoid, thus its name. Ball Valves are for fluids and gases that flow through the valve and can be open and closed. Solenoid valves can shut off, release, distribute…

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We offer zero fugitive emission valves

Our world is being polluted as more and more oil and gas discoveries are being made which lead to more wells being fracked and more pipelines being built. This is why it is absolutely important and necessary to make sure the the right valves are being used for the media that is needed. Not only do we make sure that you are getting top notch customer service but that you are truly buying something you need and fits the project spectrum. Twenty, thirty years ago…

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1, 2 or 3 piece Flanged Ball Valves

Flanged Ball Valves In the world of valves there is always so many to choose from. Flanged ball valves, threaded ball valves and the list goes on! Other things you must know when calling in for a quote is the size, trim, material, reduced or full port of the valve and most importantly what the valve will be used for. When you have finally decided that you need a flanged ball valve for your application, you will need to decide if you will want a…

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A world without drilling

Are we ready to stop drilling? What would happen if all the drilling for oil and gas stopped all over the world? Is that even possible? It is very hard to imagine as we have well over 700,000 oil wells! I found this fascinating as there is already a plan put in place in the UK, called NEST or National Employment Savings Trust, recently announced it was moving 10 percent of its investments toward firms that work to reduce climate change and create more environmentally-friendly methods of energy…

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Information about the Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline facts Who owns the pipeline? It is a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners, Sunoco Logistics Partner and Philips 66, Enbridge and Marathon Petroleum. What are some of the valves that the pipeline might use? Trunnion Ball Valves are the most popular, but Gate Valves, Globe Valves, Check Valves can also be found. How much will the pipeline project cost? Roughly 4 billion dollars. How much oil will the pipeline carry? 470,000 to 570,000. What is the main purpose of this pipeline?…

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Understanding Stainless Steel Ball Valves

Stainless steel ball valves are definitely one of the popular materials that many people buy. They are perfect for the food and beverage industry, agriculture as well as the pulp and paper industries. The reason behind this is because stainless steel does not corrode and when dealing with food which we consume you do not want your machines corroding. White it is true that stainless steel (SS) does not easily corrode or rust, it really depends on the oxygen level in atmosphere. For example, if…

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Time for a change?

The O&G industry has been making people rich for years by providing millions of jobs, and giving opportunity to invest their money in the stock market up until the oil market went down. Thousands of people are still employed but the number is not in the millions anymore. Because of the changes that many companies in the industry had to take the last two years a big question arises, is it time to turn in the keys and retire? Retirement is the number one question…

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Mexico de nationalizes its O&G sector

Mexico has opened its doors to foreign companies that will bring in new business like never before. This however was not a “new” policy per say, but the idea to de-nationalize its entire energy sector came up in 2013 and then there was a “follow up” in 2014. Two years later, the country finally decided to go through with it. What does this mean for Mexico? Over the next four years, we will see accelerated growth for a country with massive oil and gas resources,…

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Lubricants for Your Valves’ Gearbox

Theory: Cold weather dictates a different type of lubricant to avoid seizure and promote proper function inside the gear housing. Global Valve and Controls states, “in order to have a proper functioning valve it is necessary to use the correct grease inside the gear housing.” In a case study where non-cold rated grease is applied to a valve that is heading to Wyoming, where the weather can be frigid seven months out of the year; the likelihood of the valve seizing becomes increased and the…

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