API ball valve

API Ball Valve

API ball valves that are commonly used in oil and gas industry can be found in XHVAL.

Introduction of API & API Ball Valve

The American Petroleum Institute is a regulatory body in the oil and gas industry. It sets standards for valves, pipeline size, and pipeline management protocols. An API ball valve is, therefore, a valve used to open or cut off the flow of media in accordance with the standards set by the institute. 

API valve standards differ but the most prominent one is the API 6D. API ball valve designs in this category follow set specifications and manufacturing recommendations in terms of size and structural detailing. They are rigorously inspected, tested, and documented before approval. As a certified API ball valve manufacturer, XHVAL adheres to all these guidelines and maintains exceptional standards of production.

The recommended API 6D ball valve design features make them suitable for flow control in long pipelines, overpressure relief, and the detection of leaks. Each of our units delivers high standards of media flow management and is certified as a fire safe ball valve. While they are primarily designed for the petrochemical industry, their precision and efficiency also make them ideal for related sectors with similar needs.

API Ball Valves Industrial Applications

Gas plants – gas products have to be separated before they can be packaged or processed further. API ball valves are recommended for controlling their flow in such gas plant processes. 

Distribution of petroleum products – manufacturers rely on pipelines to distribute petroleum products within certain radiuses. The ability of API ball valves to maintain required pipeline pressure within lengthy distances makes them ideal for this application.

Chemical manufacturing – bulk production of chemicals requires reliable fluid management systems to control flow and maintain chemical integrity during processing and storage. The high design standards of API ball valves work well for such uses.

Upstream and Midstream Hydrocarbon Processes – pipeline systems that handle petroleum raw materials need to be monitored and managed just as carefully as distribution pipelines. API ball valves can be used to achieve this as well as to maintain uniform flow standards at all levels of production.


Design and Manufacturing StandardsAPI 600, API 6D
Face to Face StandardsASME B16.10
Flange Dimension StandardsASME B 16.5, ASME B16.47
Pressure Test StandardsAPI 598, API 6D
Fire Safety Test StandardsAPI607
Quality/Product CertificationsISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001
Fugitive EmissionsISO 15848-1, API 622

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