Ball Valves target instrumentation and control systems.

Press Release Summary:

Available with end connections from 1/16–3/8 in. as well as corresponding metric sizes, FloLok® 41, 42, and 43 Series feature forged one-piece body and blowout proof stems. Quarter-turn shutoff valves contain modified PTFE packing for chemical compatibility and extended life over temperature range of -65 to 300°F. Since valves do not rely on system pressure to seal, they seal equally well at both high and low pressures. Remote sensors can be mounted in handles to determine open/close position.

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SSP Announces New Line of Instrument Ball Valves

Twinsburg, Ohio, USA, –– SSP, a world-wide leader in stainless steel and nickel-based alloy fluid system components, assemblies and CNG fueling applications announces the addition of its newest line of 40 Series Ball Valves to its growing FloLok® brand line of valves.  The first sizes available will be the FloLok® 41, 42 and 43 series valves, with end connections from 1/16” to 3/8”, as well as corresponding metric sizes. Larger 44 and 45 series valves will be available later this year.  “We are very excited with this announcement because the new 40 series valves offer a tremendous opportunity to provide SSP customers with a superior valve from the same SSP distributor supplying them instrument tube fittings and tubing,” commented Reed Stith, Director of Marketing for SSP.

The 40 series is a one-piece body-style instrumentation ball valve which is a very popular solution for a analytical and process instrumentation and control systems.  The one-piece body reduces the number of potential leak points compared to other valves.  The one-piece design is the go-to valve solution in analytical instrumentation and other medium-pressure applications that call for a quarter-turn shutoff.  “Most importantly, the one piece packing eliminates dead space and leak points, while the blowout proof stem maximizes reliability and safety,” noted Mr. Stith.

Some of the major enhancements that will drive reliability and service-ability for the 40 series ball valves are their extremely strong forged body and blowout proof stems.  In addition, they contain modified PTFE  packing for excellent chemical compatibility and extended life over a wide range of temperatures (-65 to 300° F).  One-piece packing tightly encapsulates the ball.  Furthermore, the 40 series ball valves do not rely on system pressure to seal, thus sealing equally well at both high and low pressures.  Finally, remote sensors can be mounted in handles to determine open/close position. For more information, contact SSP at 330-998-7373 or visit us on the web at

About SSP

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1926 as a contract manufacturer of screw machine products, the company has grown to be a world-wide leader in the production of instrumentation fittings, valves, tubing and tools. SSP is a vertically integrated manufacturer, from tooling to forging to high volume and made to order precision machining. Housed in a recently updated 165,000 sq. ft. facility, the company serves a global growth-oriented distribution network, manufacturing the brand names Duolok®, Unilok®, Griplok®, and TruFit® fittings and FloLok® valves. ISO 9001 Certified since 1997, SSP utilizes Kaizen methodology and Six Sigma tools to continually and rapidly respond to customers’ requirements, with a special focus on the needs of the installers of the instrumentation systems.

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