Effective maintenance within plants is a critical feature of operation as it establishes safe and smooth operations. The one downside of regular plant or factory maintenance is the cost. Since most factories and plants have to completely shut down operations for a few hours or days during maintenance, they often rush through them.
As a result of a rush job, some applications aren’t properly maintained and can cause costly problems in the future. With that said, there are certain components that a plant or a factory uses to perform partial maintenance, where they shut off certain parts of operation but keep the rest running. One of these components is the integral double block and bleed valve. Read on to learn more about the importance of double block and bleed valves in factory and plant maintenance.
Safe Flow Control
Integral double block and bleed valves are a vital part of many processes in several industries as they provide leak-free flow control and isolation. Double block and bleed valves are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure ratings to ensure safe and smooth operation.
Double block and bleed valves are commonly used in plants and factories to isolate the upstream fluid before slipping a blind off the downstream fluid. The bleed system in these valves can either be globe, ball or gate valves that allow for fewer leak paths. Double block and bleed valves are also used to prevent product contamination when essential equipment needs to be removed for cleaning or repairs.
Integral Double Block and Bleed Valves in Canada
Hy-Lok Canada has proudly offered high-quality double block and bleed valves to numerous industries across Canada. Our valves are manufactured to offer superior performance at a competitive price! Hy-Lok’s integral double block and bleed valves features include the following:
- Temperature rating from -65°F to 850°F (SS), -20°F to 450°F
- Pressure ratings of up to 10,000 PSIG at 100ºF
- Chrome-plated stem thread and tips for maximum service life
- Variety of end connections available, including male/female, NPT and ISO, SAE threads
- Sizes ranging from 1/8” thru 1/2”
Hy-Lok Canada has been a manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of fluid system components since 1977. Hy-Lok has worked with customers across North America and currently has one of the largest online inventories of fluid system components. We have partnered with a network of distributors to ensure you receive the parts you need anywhere across North America.