Ball Valves offer positive, quarter-turn shutoff.

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Featuring 316 SS construction, multipurpose SK Series is available in ¼ in., 3/8 in., 6 mm, and 8 mm sizes. Spring-loaded seats and floating ball provide leak-tight integrity in both low- and high-pressure systems while minimizing wear. In addition to manual actuation, valves are offered with standard Swagelok or ISO 5211-compliant rack-and-pinion pneumatic actuators. Valves are rated for working pressures to 6,000 psig and temperatures from -40 to 302°F.



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Swagelok Ball Valve Family Expands With Introduction of SK Series Multipurpose Ball Valves



SOLON, Ohio (July 24, 2007)-New Swagelok® SK series multipurpose ball valves mark the continuing expansion of the line of ball valves available. The valves offer positive, quarter-turn shutoff for general process and control applications in fluid systems. Key features of the new valves are 316 stainless steel construction, spring-loaded seats, floating ball, low-torque operation, and compact design.

The spring-loaded seats and floating ball provide leak-tight integrity in both low- and high-pressure systems while reducing wear and extending cycle life. Low-torque allows for easy manual operation and the use of smaller pneumatic and electric actuators. Compact envelope and standard panel mounting make the valves ideal for installation in panels.

In addition to manual actuation, SK series valves are available with standard Swagelok or ISO 5211-compliant rack and pinion pneumatic actuators. End connection choices include Swagelok gaugeable tube fitting, NPT and ISO pipe, and VCO® O-ring face seal. Sizes are 1/4 in. 3/8 in., 6 mm, and 8 mm. Service options include low-temperature and sour gas applications.

The new valves are rated for working pressures to 6000 psig (413) bar and temperatures ranging from -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C).

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 57 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company's Web site at www.swagelok.com.

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