V Port Ball Valve used to Achieve Precision Control in Pharmaceutical Industry

Featured Application: V-Port Ball Valve Series


V-Series V-Port Ball Valve

V-Series V-Port Ball Valve

A major Pharmaceutical plant was having trouble servicing their globe control valves and was looking for an alternative. Process engineers needed to achieve precision control of liquid ingredients in their drug processing lines without incurring the high cost of typical globe control valves.  Globe control valves have a high initial cost as well as a high maintenance cost, as they often need to be returned to the manufacturer for maintenance which can often result in periods of line shut downs and subsequent revenue loss.


Assured Automation introduced the V Series V Port ball valve line to the end user. The low initial cost of the V port ball valve package compared to globe valves was very attractive.  The ease of maintenance sold the plant engineers on the package. Actuators and positioners could be readily removed with 4 bolts. Plant maintenance was confident they could easily troubleshoot problems with this valve package, their process lines could be up and running in a matter of minutes, not days.

The Plant engineer installed the V Series V slotted ball valves and was impressed with the precision control they achieved with the V shaped ball. The package was as easy to maintain as any automated ball valve in the plant. They have now standardized on the V Series for many of their process lines that require precision control.

V Series V Port 2-Way Control Valve

The V Series ball valve provides accurate control of flow rates, from simple on-off to modulation control applications. The throttling part of the valve is a solid stainless steel ball, not a seat insert like others. The unique V Series ball design is forgiving, accommodating, and characterized to meet all custom flow requirements.

Assured Automation offers a unique V Series Online Valve Configurator that makes it quick and easy to build, price, quote and order valve assemblies online.

Assured Automation’s V Series Valves have also been used successfully in applications for controlling pressure, discharge temperatures, maintaining tank levels and regulating heat jacket temperatures.

For more information, check out the V Series Flow Meter Datasheet:

The V Series is part of our complete range of valves and flow meters, engineered and manufactured to strict quality, performance and dimensional standards.

About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on LinkedIn.
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