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Pentair engineers ‘largest ever’ wedge gate valves for Middle East plant

The wedge gate valves have been designed for wet flare line applications
The wedge gate valves have been designed for wet flare line applications

Pentair Valves & Controls has supplied its largest ever bolted bonnet flanged wedge gate valves for an integrated petrochemical plant located in the Middle East.

Engineered and manufactured under the Fasani brand, the specialist carbon steel bodied valves measure 78 and 84" in diameter with ANSI class 150 pressure rating.

Designed for wet flare line applications within the plant, the Pentair team worked closely with the project engineering and procurement contractor to design, manufacture, and test the customised valve solution. For this project, Pentair's wedge gate valve design offered an improved fluid passage and optimised flow compared with other valve technology options.

Pentair's production facility in Rescaldina, Italy, features one of the largest test benches in Europe with stringent and extensive testing for customized wedge gate valves of this size and capacity. With proven capabilities, engineering expertise and advanced design capabilities, Pentair is filling an industry need for large size gate valves.

Pentair's Fasani brand large size wedge gate valves are suited to challenging applications in the petrochemical and chemical processing industries. Pentair Valves & Controls also offers a range of high-performance gate, globe and check valves in cast materials for large pipe sizes, noble alloy materials and cryogenic services to comply with various ASME and API requirements.

The wedge gate valves have been designed for wet flare line applications