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Crane ChemPharma expands Pacific Valves Wedgeplug line

Crane ChemPharma & Energy has announced the expansion of the Pacific Valves Wedgeplug line for low steam consumption within severe service applications.

Wedgeplug valves are specifically engineered to address the challenges in severe service applications. Now available in ½" to 36" sizes, the range has been expanded to increase the breadth of solutions for customers in the refining, petrochemical and power generation industries.

The valve's design offers users a number of benefits, including:

1. Increased return on investment: When not actuating, Pacific Wedgeplug consumes no steam, resulting in industry-leading low steam usage and DCU operational savings of more than $150,000 (€118, 488) per year.
2. TAR servicing: With inline decoking and service, the valve body stays in the piping system to deliver a shorter TAR schedule and lower trade costs.
3. Enhanced safety: A single valve offers double block-and-bleed capability, reducing upstream and downstream concerns and enabling users to purge and gauge the valve body for safety permissives.

Pacific Wedgeplug valves are designed to ASME B16.34, API Standard 599 and API Standard 600, latest edition, where applicable. Testing is to API Standard 598, latest edition. Special hydrostatic testing and non-destructive examinations are available.