SIDE ENTRY BALL VALVES
TRUNNION BALL VALVES
Principle of sealing:
The sealing system ofTrunnion ball valvesmanufactured by Petrostarare spring assisted ones,which provide tightness atlow or high pressures range.The spring assistanceprovides the necessary initialsealing pressure at lowpressure values, while therising differential pressureresulting from the pressureincrease presses the seatring onto the ball surface.The ball valves can beassembled into the lineregardless of the flowdirection.
Automatic reduction of body cavity pressure:
The sealing system design in ball valves automatically allows the release of the excessivebody cavity pressure into the lower pipe pressure side in case of pressure differencesgreater than 10 bars.
Bi-directional sealing system:
The special sealing system of ball valves assures the inlet and outlet side tightness of bodycavity. In case of failure of either gasket, the remaining seal provides the tightness of thebody cavity. The double sealing system of Trunnion type ball valves includes a PFTE insertbesides the specially formed elastomer sealing element, which also fulfills the bearingfunction between the ball and the seat ring. Furthermore, it protects the gasket from failurescaused by solid particles and by the erosion of the flowing medium.