Cryogenic ball valve
Cryogenic Floating Ball Valve(Liquid Nitrogen Ball Valve)
Ball valves have been widely used in low temperature and cryogenic applications, including LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) which is now a better choice of energy. Find trusted cryogenic trunnion mounted ball valves and floating ball valves here.
Liquid Nitrogen Ball Valve
Cryogenic Ball Valves: Product Overview
Cryo ball valve specification
Cryo ball valve standards
WCB, A105, LF2, F316, WC6, WC9, WCC, CF8, CF3, CF3M, CF8M, 4A, F51
Design and Manufacturing Standards
API 6D, API 608, ASME B16.34, BS 6364, BS 5351,
Face to Face Standards
ASME B16.10, BS 558, BS12982, ISO 5752
Flange Dimension Standards
ASME B 16.5, ASME B16.47, ASME B16.25, ASME B16.11, BS 12627
Pressure Test Standards
API598 API 6D BS12569
Fire Safety Test Standards
API 6FA API 607
ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001
ISO 15848-1, API 622
NACE MR 0175
Valve operator options
Handwhel, Worm Gear, Electric actuator, Pneumatic actuator, Hydraulic Actuator.
API 598 (Zero Leakage), API 6D
Full Bore, Reduced Bore
Process Connection Types
SW, NPT, BW, RF, RTJ
Cryogenic control valve Mechanism
When closed, cryogenic ball valves contain cryogenic or low-temperature gasses inside storage tanks securely. High-pressure levels come from extremely low temperatures, where cryogenic ball valves are engineered to open to allow the pressure to decrease with open gas flow. Once the pressure drops, the cryogenic valves will again seal the container to avoid more leakage.
Liquid nitrogen ball valve
Cryogenic ball valves are valves that are applied in the management and safe storage of matter at very low temperatures. They are built to withstand temperatures as low as -190°C to absolute zero (-238°F to -460°F ) and are thus also known as low temperature ball valves. They are equally capable of handling extremely high pressures that result from such extreme temperatures.
Designed to withstand cold and harsh industrial conditions, high-pressure cryogenic valves help make the handling, storage, and transportation of liquefied industrial gasses and Liquid Natural Gas safe and straightforward.
With excellent capacities for high amounts of pressure, the pressure capability of cryo ball valves can go from Class 150 to 2500 or up to 750 psi. Cryogenic ball valves are used in applications that involve temperature ranges from (-40° F) -40° C as low as -196° C(-321° F). Standard bonnets of these valves can be installed from 15° to 45°.
Cryo ball valves are often used in handling liquid nitrogen, which can be used in various industries like HVAC applications, food storage, and others. Liquid nitrogen ball valves can be placed under temperatures as low as the absolute zero.
Cryogenic ball valve design
A cryogenic ball valve consists of 3 parts: an actuator, a stem, and a ball. The actuator is the outermost part for which we offer a variety of designs. It is connected to the stem which is a rod-like structure that houses the floating ball. When the actuator is turned, the stem also rotates and repositions the ball accordingly.
Cryogenic ball valves feature long stems, more commonly known as bonnets, for them to work safely in the pipeline. The valve’s packing remains warm with the long stem, which prevents leakage. The design also gives plants flexibility in installing jacketing equipment to maintain the optimal temperature. In places where space is not abundant, the extended arm can also allow easy access.
Cryogenic ball valves: Applications
Liquid Gas Tanks
Liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic gases are stored in tightly sealed LNG tanks. The tanks are fitted with ball valves for nitrogen gas to allow the dispensation of liquid gas to other tanks whenever necessary.
Liquefied natural gases are becoming a preferred source of energy. Power plants store them and use cryogenic ball valves to control their transfer through special pipelines.
Specially designed ships with LNG tanks are used to ship cryogenic gases. They are fitted with cryogenic ball valves to load, offload, and maintain the integrity of the gas during transport.
Cryogenic ball valves are used to release controlled amounts of LNG to cool high heat scientific operations like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Top cryogenic valve manufacturers list
With the various applications of cryogenic valves in many industries, incorporating them into one’s manufacturing plant can be beneficial. Here’s a list of the top cryogenic valve manufacturers in Europe, Asia, and the world.
- AVK Valves
Your reliable cryogenic ball valves manufacturer
Ensure that you get top-quality cryogenic ball valves by working with a reliable manufacturer. XHVAL is China’s expert enterprise when it comes to the production of various kinds of valve technology, including cryogenic butterfly valves, cryogenic check valves, cryogenic globe valves, and cryogenic gate valves. XHVAL delivers valves produced according to industry standards tailored for your needs.
The proportions of XHVAL cryogenic ball Valves can be customized to fit specific customer applications. The ball can be a full bore(same internal diameter as the pipeline) or a reduced bore (smaller internal diameter). Each unit is made to the highest industry standards.