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.Continue reading
Smart DBB Valve Technology
DBB Valves: Traditional installations of DBB Valve systems at plants are very time consuming and an expensive practice. A traditional system consists of two single ball valves, a needle valve, various connectors, adaptors and flanges. There are many steps to consider when completing the installation process. In total, there can be as many as 41 steps required for a traditional installation of DBB valves setup.Continue reading
Compact DDB Valves for Modular Plant Systems
Construction of modularized plant system has become a popular choice of design in heavy process industries like the Oil/Gas and Petrochemical Sector. Modularization is where equipment, vessels, piping, valves, instrumentation and electrical/controls are mounted on a compact steel framework, commonly called “skids”.Continue reading
[Interview] Trend Towards Remote Maintenance (de-manning) in the Oil and Gas Sector
Frans and Tim are in frequent exchange about the future of the Oil & Gas Industry. On June 26th, 2017, we have published the transcript of their first discussion on our website. You can read the full transcript “Challenges and Trends in the Oil & Gas Industry” here.Continue reading
How the position of levers can influence the usability of DBB Valves
Several Ball Valve basic designs are common and therefore a lot of different solutions are available on the market. Especially the position / orientation of the levers have an enormous influence on the usability of the valve, when used in horizontal installations. The following pictures are showing two different options.Continue reading
Cost Savings Through Better Performance during Installation and in Use
Traditional installations of Double Block & Bleed (DBB) valve systems at plants are very time consuming and an expensive practice. A traditional system consists of two single ball valves, a needle valve, various connectors, adaptors and flanges.Continue reading
Single Ball DBB vs. Dual Ball DBB
Very often our sales people are being asked why to use a DBB Dual Ball Design and not just a Single Ball Design. A Single Ball Design would be much cheaper.
Well, the answer is very simple: Safety and Process Reliability.
Here is a simple infographic to explain the benefit of the Dual Ball Design.Continue reading