Multipurpose Ball Valves Offer Positive, Quarter-Turn Shutoff

Oct. 18, 2007

Swagelok SK series multipurpose ball valves mark the continuing expansion of the line of ball valves available. The valves offer positive, quarter-turn shutoff for general process and control applications in fluid systems. Key features of the valves are 316 stainless steel construction, spring-loaded seats, floating ball, low-torque operation, and compact design.

The spring-loaded seats and floating ball provide leak-tight integrity in both low- and high-pressure systems while reducing wear and extending cycle life. Low-torque allows for easy manual operation and the use of smaller pneumatic and electric actuators. Compact envelope and standard panel mounting make the valves ideal for installation in panels.

In addition to manual actuation, SK series valves are available with standard Swagelok or ISO 5211-compliant rack and pinion pneumatic actuators. End connection choices include Swagelok gaugeable tube fitting, NPT and ISO pipe and VCO O-ring face seal. Sizes include 1/4 inch 3/8 inch, 6 millimeters and 8 millimeters. Service options include low-temperature and sour gas applications.

The valves are rated for working pressures up to 6000 psig (413) bar and temperatures ranging from -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C).

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