Crane ChemPharma & Energy Advances Fugitive Emissions Technology with the New Xomox®FK Ball Valve

Delivering superior fugitive emissions protection and a unique dual-material body gasket, the new Xomox®FK Ball Valve from Crane ChemPharma & Energy combines all of the critical safety and performance features required for demanding applications in the chemical process industry. On display for the first time, the Xomox®FK will be featured at Crane's booth during the 2014 Valve World Expo in Dusseldorf.

Engineered to address the inherent dangers within volatile chemical applications, the Xomox®FK adheres to the industry’s most stringent standards and combats the harmful effects of temperature and pressure fluctuation with a combination of innovative features:

• Three independent stem seals offer superior fugitive emissions control, and are certified to the following standards: EPA Method-21, ISO-15848 and TA-Luft according to VDI 2440.

• Self-relieving seats relieve excess pressure to protect the integrity of the valve while maintaining bi-directional operation.

• The patented SX ball stem design provides high maximum stem torque capability and built-in side load resistance, which extends valve life under severe conditions including thermal cycling.

• A dual-material, spiral-wound body gasket with a chemically-inert PTFE inner seal and a secondary graphite outer seal provide a fire-tested design on every valve.

“With triple-stem sealing and a spiral-wound body gasket, the new Xomox®FK ball valve enables our customers to achieve a level of fugitive emissions protection required more and more within the industry,” said Mike Truby, Global Business Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “Self-relieving seats and a larger stem improve the life of the valve, ensuring that our customers achieve the best possible safety performance with the lowest lifetime cost of ownership.”

For more information about the new Xomox®FK ball valve and Crane’s other industry-leading valve solutions, please visit www.cranecpe.com.