One of our newest valves on the market is the Through conduit gate valve. Sometimes also referred to as Thru conduit. It is used for pipe pigging, but can be found more in “pipelines of subterranean heat steam, petroleum, natural gas production, transmission, and storage” The GVC Thru conduit gate valve is API 6D certified and has Double Block and Bleed capabilities. We offer these valves in 2” all the way through 36”. Many companies in the petrochemical industry prefer to use the Thru conduit gate valves as the valves are more suitable to corrosive fluids versus their ball valve counterpart. This valve is great for long distance transportation service of crude oil and natural gas.
Thru Conduit Gate Valves, Through Conduit Gate Valves
When a valve manufacturer is API 6D certified it means that they have a certificate that certifies their valves are tested to API standards. There are different specifications of API. For instance, API 6D is a specification for pipeline valves. “API 6D specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design, manufacturing, testing and documentation of ball, check, and gate valves for application in pipeline systems.”
Not only are our Trunnion ball valves API 6D certified but we also carry the API Q1 specification. This allows us to mark our valves. When you see this mark you will immediately know that GVC valves have been manufactured in a quality management system.
What does it mean to be API 6D and API Q1 certified? Global Valve and Controls is recognized by API and other industries for our product quality. It also means that every single one of our products are marked therefore if any future questions arise of a valve we will know exactly which valve it is.
What does it mean to our clients? Proof that our products are API as well as meet the specifications and our quality is consistent. Our clients are also aware that we have a management system in place that provides any assurances.
In conclusion, we stand behind our products 100%! If you are not satisfied with our service or our products please contact us so that we can fix it immediately.