Types Of Valves Used For Oil & Gas
Valves used for oil and gas operate in many mission-critical functions, including controlling flow rates, isolation and shut-off, and other processing and production operations. In most scenarios, these valves face severe operating conditions, including high velocities, erosion, sour gas, vibration, high pressure drops, high temperatures, and other harsh settings. Still, these valves have to function well for safety and dependability, even in the field far away from easy repair.
Some of the most common types of valves for oil and gas include:
- Ball valves for oil and gas are generally playing the part of controlling high-pressure liquid and gas flow without losing pressure.
- Butterfly valves are usually for isolation and/or modulation of media, when keeping pressure consistent matters.
- Check valves aim to prevent reverse flow through pipes, protecting various types of equipment that could be damaged by this reverse flowing.
- Gate valves control flow, typically when the valve can be kept fully shut or fully open.
- Globe Valves are used for oil and gas in an isolation or throttling setting.
- Plug Valves are also control valves for oil and gas. They stop and start flow, while requiring a lot of force to actuate.
Whatever type of valve is used for oil and gas, it needs to be of the utmost quality. Lower quality valves are prone to fugitive emissions, owing to leaks. The oil and gas industry, on the whole, is estimated to be losing as much as $30 billion a year because of these unwanted emissions.
The waste of fugitive emissions is not the only problem with inferior valves. When looking at valves used in oil and gas, a study found the vast majority failed thanks to a seat or seal problem. Next up was corrosion, followed by a seized valve.
When researchers stripped the valves down for further examination they found several secondary reasons for valve failure, the largest being scoring and galling. Worn and damaged seals came next, followed by corrosion, a corroded housing, erosion, then scaling.
As conditions become more severe, a valve built for severe service is vital to every oil and gas company. Everlasting Valve Company has exactly what you need to forget about all of the reasons for valve failure, so that you can focus on operations.
Using Everlasting Valves in Oil and Gas Applications
How does one company serve all of these applications, and more? Our self-lapping, rotating disc valve stands up to everything this tough, dirty environment can throw at it. Our valves have a wide seat and the disc surface is routinely machine lapped during manufacturing. That means you are starting with a seal that is top-rated for shut off and isolation valves. From there, the valve self-laps every time it is put into use, which keeps the seal tight. In conventional valves, even the tightest manufactured seal will eventually give way after being put through its paces, leading to valve failure.
Unlike gate and ball valves, which open and close in the same place every time, our rotating disc valves will not develop scratches, wear patterns, or other damage from continual action. The internal discs rotate and polish away scratches, helping the seal grow tighter with every pass.
The Benefits of Everlasting Valves
Save Money and Time
Nothing is as catastrophic as a sudden valve failure. These situations lead to disaster for everyone involved, including local communities. Valve failures are also costly and difficult to repair.
One of the wisest decisions you can make is investing in a gas/oil valve that will minimize the risk of valve failure. This way, you can save both money and time in the future.
Receive Peace of Mind
The remoteness, extreme temperatures, and constant pressures involved in the gas/oil industry can place a great strain on its infrastructures. Naturally, both engineers and plant managers will have to place a greater focus on the structural integrity of their valves.
When you choose to select our valves, you can receive peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive a high-quality product. Our global clients, such as Chevron, Irving, ExxonMobil, and Shell, trust us to provide top-of-the-line valve products. Established more than a century ago, we have built a strong reputation for designing valve products that can withstand even the most impossible natural conditions.
Our valves were first used on the Alaska North Slope, surviving a tough collection of oil contaminants, sand, and seawater. The same technology and methods we used to create those valves are still present in our line of products today.
Utilize Custom Valves Industrial Products
Our ability in providing custom valves is one of the reasons why we’re an industry leader in our field. No matter what your environment or particular needs consist of, our team can design a state-of-the-art valve to accommodate your plant.
We realize that all plants have varying needs and require a partner to understand them and build a suitable product. Also, the gas & oil industry is rapidly changing, and this leads us to develop custom products in order to keep up. Whether your chosen product is custom-made or in stock, you can receive peace of mind knowing that we’ll maintain the highest standards of quality.
Take Advantage of Customer-Friendly Service
If you are concerned about the structural integrity of your valves, you shouldn’t have to scout for a better product on a provider’s website. What you need is a specialist to visit your plant and determine which type of valve you need. At Everlasting Valve Company, we’ve got you covered. A member of our team will visit your site, evaluate your infrastructure and needs, and create a suitable valve for your company.
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Purchasing a high-quality valve can ultimately improve the efficiency of your plant while minimizing the adverse effects of valve failure. Our engineering team also can design a custom valve for your plant that will meet your needs.
When you invest in our valves, you are getting a lot of life out of these products. Some of our valves have been in service for many decades, doing the same thing with ease and dependability. Everlasting valves for oil and gas ensure that your company can focus on production, safety, and success, instead of worrying about constant maintenance, repairs, and costly downtime.
We are proud of our products and what they offer to our clients. If you would like to learn more about our valves, we’re happy to share the good news. We can work with you to provide a quote, visit your site to prepare a custom valve order, or answer any questions you may have. Call us at 908.769.0700, email [email protected], or contact us online.