Swagelok Releases New Bidirectional Flow Ball Valve

Swagelok, global manufacturer, has released their new GB-series ball valve. This valve has been specially designed with safety in mind. The valve can be installed for high-flow applications and is capable of handling working pressures of up to 6000 psig (413 bar) while simultaneously delivering the required shutoff performance necessary for the safety of workers in systems with the most demanding operating conditions. 

The GB-series ball valves are available in a variety of alloy materials to withstand the harshest environments and also come in Swagelok’s standard 316/316L stainless steel. The valves can be configured for sour gas service as well as power and process piping systems with materials of construction selected in accordance with relevant NACE and ASME standards. 

Added to the ease of installation offered with the GB-series, the valve boasts a bidirectional flow capability thus reducing the chances of incorrect (backward) installation. The new GB-series ball valve not only delivers superior shut-off performance under demanding operating flows and pressures, but also promises the durability of all parts and components through the smart design, customization options, and high quality construction materials. The unique design employs a mechanically locked end screw that reduces the risk of accidental disassembly or leakage. Added reliability is ensured through a validated leak-tight seal design with a blowout-proof stem that has undertaken hydrostatic system proof testing up to 1.5 times the maximum rated pressure. 

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