Flanged Ball Valves

What is a Flanged Ball Valve?

A Flanged Ball Valve is a 1-piece or 2-piece ball valve that provides effective control of oil and gas operations. Its defining characteristic is the flanged ends that bolt to oil and gas pipelines.

Flo-Tite’s Flanged Ball Valve is a conventional-design flanged-end floating ball valve. You can easily install or remove this valve from a pipeline or piping system.

This flanged ball valve also features Flo-Tite’s Van Guard stem sealing system. The Van Guard is a state-of-the-art stem sealing system incorporates three sets of valve stem seals.

  1. A blow-out proof stem shoulder, which has a 45° machined slope, creates the first seal. This sloped design creates more sealing surface than competitors’ valves with typical flat stem shoulders.
  2. An o-ring, which provides a low-torque, flexible seal, creates the second seal. The o-ring also eliminates side-loading stress, helping maintain perfect stem alignment.
  3. V-ring packing sets, which expand sideways as they are compressed, create the third seal. These v-ring packing sets are live-loaded using belleville washers. This design allows the valve stem sealing system to compensate for wear, pressure or temperature changes.

Flo-Tite’s unique stem sealing system results in long-lasting, dependable ball valves.

Producers can employ these these flanged ball valves in on/off, isolation, or high-cycle applications. The Flo-Tite flanged ball valve also includes includes v-port control and cryogenic options.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact your local Kimray store or authorized distributor.

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Brian Levings serves as a Product Manager at Kimray, and is responsible for Kimray’s line of ball valves and glycol pumps. He collaborates with Kimray’s engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams to optimize the performance of our products and make a difference for our customers.

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