Valve body inspection

Here we have a DN65 (2 ยฝโ€) ANSI Class 2500# High Alloy A217 C12A swing check valve during body inspection, performing a PT test. Valve body inspections help ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Valves are often subjected to specific design codes,...

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Quality from the inside out

Quality from the inside out

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the dimensional inspection of a valve, which involves a process of verification of physical dimensions, tolerances, and many other critical measurements of a valve, and it implies its โ€œgutsโ€ too. Valve internals, seat rings,...

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Quality from the inside out

Quality from the inside out

Several ago, we made a post talking about the dimensional inspection of a valve, which involves a process of verification of physical dimensions, tolerances, and many other critical measurements of a valve, and it implies its โ€œgutsโ€ too. Valve internals, seat rings,...

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Valve reconditioning

Valve reconditioning

We do not only design and manufacture valves. We also recondition and repair valves damaged in severe processes.ย  The use of high-temperature molten salts is essential in energy production, where they are used to replace heated oils as transfer fluid for solar thermal...

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Punching above its weight

Punching above its weight

This small valve has several rather special technical features: Despite its small size, 2", it has a Parallel Slide design. Despite its rating, of 600#, it has a Pressure Seal design.ย  Its working range is from Full vacuum to maximum pressure rating.ย  Its...

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Welcome to our testing area

Welcome to our testing area

Again a large package of motorized valves is to be shipped in the next days. Here we have all of them waiting for their turn to be tested (MOV performance and Hydrotest). Babcock valves has three different testing benches, and the one in the picture is considered one...

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Small but very special…

Small but very special…

Here we have just verified the casting process of the body of a critical swing check valve 2 1/2" 2500# in high alloy A217 C12A. HP DSH Spray Water Check valve with 560 Celsius and 220 bar design conditions. The final destination of this small beauty will be Vietnam....

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Target Achieved!

Target Achieved!

In record time, as we were asked to. These two valves will be installed in Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant. They were needed on record time and we have met our client's target again. We are proud of supporting the Spanish Nuclear Industry since the 1970's. Safe and clean....

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Original Spare Parts guaranteed

Original Spare Parts guaranteed

Here we have a 24" 300# Double Disc Double Wedge Gate Valve ready for dispatch. This unit has been manufactured with the special painting procedure for Petronas. It is a spare valve that is supplied ready to take the original actuator. At Babcock, we guarantee...

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MORE NEWS

Lapping procedures

Here we are lapping a 24" Gate Valve with Parallel Seats, in our facilities. In every metal-to-metal seal in our valves, we must ensure a perfect closure. The quality of the finish of the machining between the seat rings and the discs must be perfect (mirror shape).ย ...

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Double Disc Gate Valve assembly process

After the end of the lapping process, we begin with the valve assembly. In this video, you can find a better view of what a Double Wedge Double Disc valve, with parallel seats, is. It is a really smart and reliable design, but not too many manufacturers have the...

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Double Disc Gate Valve design

Here we can see the details of our double disc, double wedge, and double seat gate valve design. This unique design guarantees a reliable operation under the most severe conditions of service, as it is proven by hundreds of units, working in some Main Steam Lines and...

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Babcock Valves painting/coating area

Babcock valves have their own painting/coating area in our facilities at Biscay. Painting valves is an important process that involves applying a protective coating to the surface of valves to prevent corrosion and other forms of damage.ย  The type of paint used for...

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Performing the hydrotest of an 8″ Gate Valve

Here we have an 8โ€ (DN200) ANSI Class 2500 Gate valve at one of the testing benches of our workshop, in Bizkaia, performing a hydrotest. The valve is made in Alloy Steel A217 WC9, capable of working in high-pressure and temperature environments. This unit is...

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Y-pattern Stop-Check valve with motorized actuator

Here we have a Y-Pattern motorized Stop-Check valve. This kind of equipment is a combination of a globe valve and a check valve, which allows it to perform both functions. They are typically used in applications where it is important to prevent the reverse flow of...

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Assembling an actuator for a QCNRV

Here we have one of our technicians adjusting some pieces in order to assemble an external linear pneumatic actuator for one pneumatically operated free swinging check valve. This is a very usual process in our workshop. We supply Quick Closing Non-Return Valves both...

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Zero leakage Globe Valve

New SA105 1" 1500# Kerotest Zero Leakage globe valve manufactured by Babcock Valves in our factory in Bilbao. It is an ASME Section III Class I classified valve for a Nuclear Power Plant located in Catalonia. Zero Leakage valves are a type of valve that is designed to...

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Assembly process of two Gate Valves

Here we are starting with the assembly process of two twin valves for a Caribbean country. Those Gate Valves, 8", rating 2500# (as shown in the second picture) are manufactured in alloy steel A217 WC6, a type of low-alloy steel that contains chromium and molybdenum,...

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CBD-IBD valves

Continuous Blow-Down and Intermittent Blow Down needle angle valves. These are angle-type valves with a needle-shaped trim in a Venturi diffuser. This kind of equipment is totally critical in controlling the concentrations of suspended TDS (dissolved solids) in the...

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Non destructive examination on a nuclear valve

This beauty is small but important. We are working here on the body of a 3", 150# gate valve, manufactured in ASME material SA216 WCB for an ASME Section III nuclear classified valve. SA216 refers to the material specification set by the American Society of Mechanical...

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Final destination: Dominican Republic

Here we have a 8โ€ 2500# wedge gate valve in A217 WC6, on our welding area. Seat rings are ready to be welded, before and after proper Heat Treatments. A217 WC6 is often used in applications such as power generation, oil and gas refining, and chemical processing, where...

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12″ MOV Globe valve 600#

Here we have at our workshop, and ready for being packaged, a 12โ€ MOV bolted bonnet globe valve 600# mounting a motorized actuator from Bernard Controls Spain. Babcock Valves manufactures this kind of valve in sizes between 1/2โ€ to 48โ€ with an ANSI class from 150 to...

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Chainwheel operated gate valves

Sometimes valves are installed in places that are difficult to access. When they are at a certain height, the manual operation of the valves is quite complicated. For these cases, valves with a chainwheel can be supplied. Here are a few of them. A Gate Valve brochure,...

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0 leakage Y-pattern globe valves for nuclear power plants

In the 70s and 80s Babcock Wilcox Espaรฑola supplied the Spanish Nuclear Power Plants with hundreds of '0 Leakage' Y-Pattern globe valves of Kerotest design. Today, we still supply them with some identical valves to those installed several decades ago. Here you can see...

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Custom made Y-pattern valve

Body & Yoke casting reception for a specially custom-made Y-Pattern High Pressure (2500#) globe valve for a petrochemical complex in Assam (India).ย  Special face-to-face dimension and special Venturi design (8"x6"x8").ย  Babcock always focuses on the customer's...

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Twelve tons of Y-pattern gate valve, and much more

In this post we have several news to share: from the detailed care we put on the final stages of our production process works, to the manufacture of a twelve tons Y-pattern globe valve or the precision techniques required to make some special valves.

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Y-lift check valves with pressure seal cover: design features

Y-lift check valves are a specific type ofย retention valve:ย a device that allows the flow of a fluid in just one direction inside of a pipeline system. There are different kinds of non return valves depending on the nature of the mechanism used to prevent backflow....

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Wedge Gate Valves advantages

Wedge gate valves have several advantages that may be considered when designing a pipeline system. They are engineered to work in full open or closed position, so they can't be used for regulating the flow, Anyway, there are other characteristics that make them an...

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Bolted bonnet gate valves in A352 LCB material

Babcock Valves has designed and manufactured two large size bolted bonnetย gate valves of 42" and 60" in 150 ASME class. Also known as sluice valves, gate valves are used when throttle adjustment of the flow is not a functional requirement. At the same time this dual...

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Cryogenic gate valves

A new order of cryogenic gate valves of sizes up to 16โ€ have been tested at Babcockโ€™s facilities. Inside of our insulated stainless steel tank, the valves has been tested in liquid nitrogen at a temperature as low as -196โฐC. Cryogenic gate valves are adapted to...

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High Pressure Dual Plate Check Valves

We have been working in the manufacturing and testing of a package of high pressure dual plate check valves, class 1500 and 2500, up to 12". Dual plate valves are a check valve design type self operated by the flow pressure. Both semi discs opens in case that upstream...

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Axial Flow Check Valves: designed to protect piping systems

Axial flow check valves are a type of non return valve, designed to avoid the quick reverse of a flow in a pipe known as "water hammer" that may cause severe damage in the different equipments of a pipping system. This kind of valves close fast enough without creating...

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Y-Globe valve body after foundry

Here we have the body of a 24โ€ class 2500 Y-Globe valve Type in A351 CF8C material. It has been recently cast for a petrochemical project. Valve body is shown at the foundry, just after cooling and sands removal and prior to fettling process. Our code 75 valves have a...

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Cryogenic valve testing

A set of gate and globe valves have been tested at Babcockโ€™s facilities of insulated stainless steel tank for cryogenic testing in liquid nitrogen at -196โฐC. You can read more about our globe valves product range here: https://babcockvalves.com/globe-valves/ You can...

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ON-OFF ball valves supplied to a petrochemical plant.

Babcock Valves has supplied more than 500 ON-OFF ball valves up to 16โ€ class 300 for a petrochemical plant in Middle East. Valves shall be operated by single and double acting piston actuators and a fugitive emission packing helium test has been performed in...

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Analysis of the fluid velocity through large check valves

Using Finite Elements Analysis (FEA), the Engineering Dept. of Babcock Valves has carried out an analysis of the fluid velocity through large check valves for steam extraction in a turbine system at a super critical power plant in India. It will be essential to...

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New welding procedures for F91 and F92 materials.

Babcock Valves has developed new welding procedures for F91 and F92 materials, avoiding direct flame heating on the forgings and using electrical heating resistances during the entire process of pre-heating, interpass maintenance and post-weld heat treatment. The...

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Aftersales services in KSA

New three orders for after sales service of our valves, at MAโ€™ADEN Umm Wuโ€™al Sulphuric Acid and Power Plant in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been recently received at BABCOCK.

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Double disc valves for Petronas Melaka Refinery

Babcock Valves has been awarded again with an order of double disc & double wedge design gate valves for Petronas Melaka Refinery, in Malaysia. Double disc valves incorporate a double disc, double wedge and double seat system, designed to assure a reliable...

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