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Expansion to Crane Pacific Valves Wedgeplug line

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Crane ChemPharma & Energy has expanded its Pacific® Valves Wedgeplug Line. The new valves, characterised by simplicity of design and low energy usage, are specifically engineered to address the challenges in severe service applications.

Now available in 0.5 in. – 36 in. sizes, the range has been expanded to increase the breadth of solutions for customers in the refining, petrochemical and power generation industries.

The valve’s design offers users a number of benefits, including:

  • Increased return on investment: When not actuating, Pacific Wedgeplug consumers no steam, resulting in industry leading low steam usage and DCU operational savings of more than US$ 150 000/y.
  • Easy TAR servicing: With inline decoking and service, the valve body stays in the piping system to deliver a shorter TAR schedule and lower trade costs.
  • Enhanced safety: A single valve offers double block and bleed capability, reducing upstream and downstream concerns and enabling users to purge and gauge the valve body for safety permissives.

Roger Turley, Global Business Line Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy, commented: “For more than 80 years, the Pacific Wedgeplug has provided an energy efficient, reliable solution to the industry’s most demanding applications. With the greater range of valve sizes now available, we are able to offer more users the superior performance and reduced cost of owndership delivered by the Pacific Wedgeplug”.

Pacific Wedgeplug valves are designed to ASME B16.34, API Standard 600, latest edition, where applicable. Testing is to API Standard 598, latest edition, Special hydrostatic testing and non-destructive examinations are also available.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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