SPM Oil & Gas in Dubai has announced the availability of its new KOP AM20 series gate valves. The new gate valves greatly reduce NPT and the risk of catastrophic well loss while lowering inventory costs.
The KOP AM20 series gate valves allow and shut-in flow for every operation of the wellhead, tree system and choke and kill manifolds — from drilling and completion to pumping and production. The series offers a high level of safety by ensuring a gas-tight seal from pressures as high as 10,000 psi to as low as 50 psi. An advanced coating guards against high wear, corrosion resistance and low friction factors for low operating torque.
The new series also meets stringent requirements and is qualified for API 6A Annex PR2F, API 6FA fire test, API 6AV1 sand slurry test, extended low gas pressure hold test, endurance cycle test and sea water corrosion test. The actuated safety valves are qualified to Annex F PR2F, API 6FA and API 6AV1 Class II.
The valves feature a simplified design that is not only smaller and lighter for greater cost savings but also provides part interchangeability to simplify inventory requirements. The new series withstands harsh conditions for more than 600 endurance cycles—representing a 60-year lifespan—without grease injection.