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Customer listening is an essential topic at AS-Schneider. AS-Schneider technicians often visit customers together with their sales colleagues to discuss daily challenges, issues and success stories. One point we came across at a customer visit of the gas storage plant “Jemgum” (astora GmbH & Co. KG) in northern Germany is how to take care of maintenance and repair operations in technical plants. In this article, we would like to describe how DBB Valves used in a bypass application provide a solution that can help you saving maintenance and replacement costs.
Oil and gas pipelines often pass over long distances through rough environments. They face exposure to temperature variations and other weather influences. The technology used must meet the highest quality standards. Manufacturers always have to ensure a smooth distribution of liquids and gases. Proper distribution helps them to avoid any leakages.
It is very easy to upgrade your existing Single Isolate Ball Valve installation. By simply using a Double Block and Bleed (DBB) Valve with Face-to-Face and End-to-End dimensions acc. to ASME B16.10, which is a specification standardises those dimensions.
For the most part, most engineers will start out by cutting the pipe in order to correct the dimension and weld new flanges on it. However, this daunting process can be avoided only if the DBB Valves conform to the ASME B16.10 End-to-End Dimensions. In other words, the DBB valves have to be manufactured or designed according to the ASME B16.10 Standard.