Fluid systems solutions manufacturer Swagelok has launched a new full-bore, bidirectional flow capable Swagelok® GB series ball valve.

The new valve is engineered to provide high flow rates at a working press of 6000 psig (413 bar) while simplifying installation, minimising rework requirements, and delivering the reliable shutoff performance needed to keep workers safe and systems operating. 

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Source: Sawgelok

Swagelok’s GB series ball valve can be widely deployed as a general-purpose ball valve. Example applications for the valve include hydraulic, injection, and fire suppression systems in the oil and gas industry; isolation for CNG vehicle infrastructure; and isolation in highly corrosive alkylation operations in the chemical and petrochemical industry.

For engineering procurement, and construction companies and fluid system package vendors, the Swagelok GB series ball valve provides value by reducing both time and costs for installation.

The Swagelok GB series ball valve is also engineered to provide long-term benefit to owners and operators through features, materials, and design options that help protect workers and maximise component life in challenging conditions.