Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 -- Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced the launch of the McCANNA CryoSeal ball valve for cryogenic service. The CryoSeal represents the optimum design solution for cryogen flow isolation at temperatures as low as -320⁰ F / -196⁰ C.
User benefits with this new product include increased uptime through the use of self-compensating, live-loaded stem seals which provide enhanced sealing life as well as leak-tight integrity. The CryoSeal’s top-entry design allows in-line maintenance which further increases process uptime. The wedge seat design compensates for wear and thermal cycling in various applications.
This latest development from Flowserve McCANNA offers a number of features which make it ideally suited to various cryogenic applications including liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction, transportation and regasification. Its quarter turn operation and special low-torque seat profiles make it simple and cost-effective to automate.
Particularly significant is the fact that the CryoSeal is certified as both fire-safe as well as meeting the ISO15848 standard for fugitive emissions, making it an ideal choice for a number of cryogenic applications.
“With the introduction of the new McCANNA CryoSeal ball valve,” commented Jeff Drees, President of Flowserve Flow Control Division, “Flowserve has delivered a no-compromise valve solution for the automated or manual control of cryogenic fluids by virtually eliminating all contamination, fluid degradation or waste, while assuring safety for people, property and the environment.”
The CryoSeal is available in sizes 1/2” - 6” (15 - 150mm) full port or 1/2” - 8” (15 - 200mm) reduced port, ANSI Class 150 - 600, with either butt weld or flanged ends. Both body and bonnet are one-piece construction for superior integrity and reliability.
The valve is certified to the following industry standards:
• BS 6364 and API 608 – design and testing requirements
• API 607 and ISO 10497 – fire test
• ISO 15848-1 fugitive emission testing (Low E)
• API 598 testing
The AAR (American Association of Railroads) has approved the valve as suitable for use on tank cars. This is significant not just because rail is an important means of transporting LNG and liquid nitrogen but also as LNG is increasingly being used as an alternative to diesel as a fuel for locomotives.
The McCANNA CryoSeal ball valve is supported by Flowserve’s extensive global network of sales offices and aftermarket service and Quick Response Centers.
For more information about the CryoSeal valve, visit flowserve.com/McCANNA.
Lars Rosene, vice president, Global Communications and Public Affairs, (972) 443-6644
Jay Roueche, vice president, Investor Relations & Treasurer, (972) 443-6560
Mike Mullin, director, Investor Relations, (972) 443-6636
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 50 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Website at http://www.flowserve.com.
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