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Flowserve introduces Valtek DiamondBack cavitation elimination technology

Flowserve, a global flow control products and services provider, has introduced the Valtek DiamondBack, a technologically advanced anti-cavitation trim design for severe service applications.

DiamondBack enables control valve users to eliminate high-pressure drop cavitation damage and the associated noise.

In addition, the design can be produced in a range of materials, including tungsten carbide, effectively mitigating the effects of erosion.

Providing improved reliability and uptime with reduced operating and maintenance costs, DiamondBack also delivers up to 30% higher flow than comparable multi-stage valve trim with the same pressure drop, Flowserve says.

In some applications, this results in a smaller and lighter package than other designs.

The technology is available for installation in all new or existing Valtek Mark Series control valve body sizes.

DiamondBack is customizable for rigorous application requirements in the oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, and general industries, and is able to pass slurries and entrained solids up to 15mm without plugging.

It is available in all commonly specified materials, including 300 and 400 Series stainless steels and high-nickel alloys, as well as exotic alloys and tungsten carbide.