Large Bore Valves
Industrial And Other Applications Of Large Bore Valves
The manufacture and installation of large bore valves is extremely important for the long term health of various South African industries. Large bore valves are used in a variety of different industries which require valves for high pressure applications. These industries include power generation, the refining industry, especially where Hydrocarbons are refined (such as the various Sasol plants in South Africa), as well as the mining, oil and gas production industries. Large bore valves are also used for off-road tyres and are in fact the oldest type of off-road tyre valves. Super large bore valves are also used for tyre inflation and deflation. These valves reduce both inflation and deflation times.
Large bore valves are also used in power generation plants, these valves, in keeping with other large bore valve designs are usually forged which results of a valve that is extremely strong and sound. Many manufacturers of these types of valves prefer forging to casting as this results in a valve that is more suited to the sometimes severe conditions where such valves are used. These large bore valves are also corrosion resistant and have extended life expectances when used for installations that perform high pressure gas testing for instance.
The large bore valves are used in oil and gas exploration where they are used both upstream and downstream from drilling facilities. Downstream large bore valves include axial control flow valves, while those used upstream of the production facility can include such valve types as swing check and rotary gate valves.
Large bore gate valves are used in the water industry where these valves control the flow of water from dams, reservoirs and water treatment plants. The proper installation and proven corrosion resistance of these large bore valves is especially important given the large volume of water that will flow through them and the extremely high cost that is involved in the replacement of large bore valves used in dams and reservoirs. The various types that are used in dams and reservoirs include large gate valves and free discharge valves.
Companies like Tribix have been supplying South African privately owned industries and governmental agencies with large bore valves for use in various projects, including large infrastructural installations such as those that are required for the supply of potable water and electricity to homes across the country. Tribix has access to the latest valve technology and solutions that ensure that the products they supply will be manufactured to the highest tolerances and global standards.