In 1995, an Everlasting valve was used in the first hydrocyclone deployed on the Alaska North Slope to remove seawater, sand, and other contaminants from crude oil in low-pressure wells. Realizing that the extraordinarily tough, reliable, and long-lasting design of our Everlasting valves is perfect for use in the remote region, manufacturers of hydrocyclone units have since begun integrating Everlasting petroleum valves into their designs as a matter of course.
Like so many of our customers over the last century, petroleum producers have realized that our valves make light work of some of the toughest, dirtiest jobs on the planet. Everlasting valves are an exceptional solution for critical-sealing applications, such as handling abrasive slurries when bringing the petroleum out of the earth and injecting of proppants and slurries to bring out the oil.
Because our self-lapping, rotating-disc valve’s wide seat and disc surfaces are routinely machine lapped during manufacturing, a seal is created that is better than industry standards for shut-off and isolation valves. As it performs its work, the self-lapping action of the valve maintains the tight seal, making our Everlasting petroleum valves ideal for critical-sealing applications like petroleum production.