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At Winnellie Valve and Process, we supply quality Severe Service Valves in a range of design types to suit all applications. If you’re looking to buy Severe Service Valves in Australia, you need look no further than our extensive product range. If you’re unsure about which type of Severe Service Valves you need for your application, or would simply like more information and guidance, Winnellie Valve and Process are only too happy to chat through your options with you.
A Severe Service Valve is a term given to valves used in ‘severe service’ applications, such as hazardous operating environments or where valve failure could be hazardous to your health. “Severe Service” use sets of criteria to determine the valve’s design or the robustness of the product for the applications necessary.
Severe Service Valves have the ability to operate in harsh and difficult conditions. Some of the flow conditions or service applications that can be considered “severe service” are:
Fluids with high out-gassing potential
HP separator drains
Boiler feed water
There are many different designs of severe service valve depending on the application and whether the priority is total life cycle cost or initial purchase price. The best designs of Severe Service valves will incorporate:
Severe Service Valves are used in many different industries, but commonly come as Control Valves for the oil and gas industry, cryogenic plants and power plants where demanding applications such as high pressure drops, cavitation and very high or very low temperatures are required.
For Power Plants, Severe Service Valves can include:
Heater Bypass Valves
Steam Bleeding Control Valves
Fuel Control Valves
Condenser Control Valves
High-Pressure Vent Valves
Pump Reticulation Control Valves
For Cryogenic Plants, Severe Service Valves can include:
Pressure Letdown Valves
For Mineral Processing, Severe Service Valves can include:
Autoclave let down and isolation
For Chemical, Severe Service Valves can include:
For Oil and Gas, Severe Service Valves can include:
Pressure Control Valves
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU)
It’s always best practice to have a qualified technician install your valves for industrial applications. However, if you want to be able to install Severe Service Valves yourself, contact a valve expert to guide you through the process. Winnellie Valves and Process also provide valve training courses for all types of valves.