As a ball valve distributor to the petroleum and oil and gas industries throughout the United States, American Production Valve provides an unparalleled selection of ball valves for any unique need. Available in one-, two- and three-piece models as well as floating, trunnion-mounted designs. American Production valves come with a variety of cost-effective features including:
Floating ball valves are suitable for medium and low pressure and usually has a small diameter. A floating ball valve is not held in place by a trunnion, and instead is attached only to the stem. This sometimes causes the ball to float slightly downstream. However, when this happens, the ball presses against the seat, creating a positive seal.
We offer Floating Ball Valves with the following grades:
Trunnion mounted ball valves have additional mechanical anchoring at the top and bottom on the ball. This special mounting is suitable for larger and higher-pressure valves. Moreover, this design allows for reduction in valve torque as the ball is supported in two places. An advantage of trunnion ball design over floating ball is the lower operating torque of the ball.
We offer Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves with the following grades: