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New Xomox FK Ball Valve

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Crane ChemPharma has released the new Xomox®FK Ball Valve, combining critical safety and performance features required for demanding applications in the chemical process industry.

The valve has been engineered to address the inherent dangers within volatile chemical applications, and adheres to the industry’s most stringent standards, combating the harmful effects of temperature and pressure fluctuation with a combination of innovative features:

  • Three independent stem seals offer superior fugitive emissions control, and are certified to the following standards; EPA Method-21, ISO-15848 and TA-Luft according to VDI 2440.
  • Self relieving seats relieve excess pressure to protect the integrity of the valve while maintaining bi-directional operation.
  • The patented SX ball stem design provides high maximum stem torque capability and built in side load resistance, which extends valve life under severe conditions including thermal cycling.
  • A dual material, spiral wound body gasket with a chemically inert PTFE inner seal and a secondary graphite outer seal provide a fire tested design on every valve.

Mike Truby, Global Business Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy, commented: “With triple stem sealing and a spiral wound body gasket, the new Xomox®FK ball valve enables our customers to achieve a level of fugitive emissions protection required more and more within the industry. Self relieving seats and a larger stem improve the life of the valve, ensuring that our customers achieve the best possible safety performance with the lowest lifetime cost of ownership”.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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