V-Ball Control Valve Replaces Costly Globe Valve

Specialty Chemical Company Sold on V-Ball Control Valves For Heat Exchangers


A specialty chemical company was looking for a cost effective alternative to expensive globe control valves on their heat exchangers. Troubleshooting globe control valves during maintenance was time consuming, repairs were difficult and replacement costs were astronomical.


Assured Automation was contacted for a solution. They recommended the V Series V-ball control valve in which a v-slotted ball replaces the standard full port ball in a typical ball valve that the engineers were familiar with. The V-slotted Ball valve offers the fine Cv control the plant needed to match the performance of the existing globe control valves.

V-Ball Control Valve

V Series V-Port Ball Valve

The engineers liked the ball valve design with standard ISO/NAMUR pneumatic actuators and electro pneumatic positioners. These components are all standard items they have throughout the plant and could be easily maintained and repaired by their maintenance staff.

Components of the V-Ball control valve could be replaced or swapped in minutes by plant maintenance, a maintenance process that took days with the globe control valves.

Complex linkages were replaced with standardized ISO/NAMUR brackets. The V Series valves provided the control the engineers required at a fraction of the cost of  globe control valves.

The V Series is available in a variety of end connections (NPT, Socket Weld, Flanged, Triclamp). Various materials of construction are also offered. Actuation can be supplied with pneumatic actuators or all electric actuation. Sizes range from 1/2″ to 8″

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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