As part of its ongoing commitment to continual product development, Fort Vale’s Firesafe and Lethal Service Ball Valve range has just been updated.

The ball valve range has always been available for most transportable tank applications, but discussions with customers have led to this recent update, which improves safety and sealing performance for tank operators working with hazardous materials and sets new levels of safety and sealing performance in that sector.

Firesafe and lethal service ball valves are critical pieces of equipment that keep tank operators and the wider public safe from any exposure to a dangerous product in the case of an incident.

Primarily, this means flammable or chemical materials. These valves are designed to contain product and limit any leakages to the environment if the seals perish in a fire or hazardous chemical situation.

This improved sealing performance and revised valve body design means that they can be used in higher pressure applications, giving greater flexibility for your fleet of tanks.

The valves are suitable for standard T11 tank containers and for higher pressure tank requirements, such as the T22 and others, as well as most road tankers – giving the customer peace of mind, whatever the situation.

The valves are available in 1”, 2″ and 3” sizes – all manufactured in stainless steel as standard. If customers require additional corrosion resistance for specific products, then Fort Vale are able to manufacture in exotic materials on a bespoke basis.

Jonathan Parker, business development manager at Fort Vale, said: “We were approached by a number of our customers to enquire if we could modify our existing Ball Valve Range and adapt it for extreme hazard situations. After rigorous testing over the last year, we are very happy with the result – and so are our clients.”

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16th November 2021