Parker Hannifin, manufacturer of motion and control technologies, now has a complete range of valves that conform to the API 6A specification for Christmas tree and wellhead applications.

Due to customer demand for higher pressure straight-through bore, Parker has introduced a 15,000 PSI fire-safe version of the ball valve double block and bleed process to instrument valves.

Parker sourced a new packing material and modified head assembly to ensure great results and successful PR2 and PSL3 testing was achieved.

Jim Breeze, Product Manager at Parker – Instrumentation Product Division Europe, explains, “We have responded to demand in the market for a higher pressure 15,000 PSI double block and bleed valve, which enables us to meet all customer requirements for this type of valve.”

Parker’s valves are lightweight and compact, which is essential for offshore installations. They can easily be installed to existing designs and offer low cost fabrication. The valves are also suitable for High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) for use in wellhead flowline pressure protection.

All of Parker’s double block and bleed valves have been tested for conformance to API 6A specifications by an independent test house, as well as by the internal test laboratory that Parker operates at its European design and manufacturing facility in Barnstaple, UK. The valves are Saudi ARAMCO-approved and comply with the 9-com material classification system.

The new 15k ball valve and existing range will be exhibited at Offshore Europe from the 5th-8th September. Parker will also be exhibiting the original needle valve version with Hub ends and Parker Autoclave Engineers outlet combination.

The API 6A specification valve

Parker’s API 6A specification valve