Metal Seated Ball Valve for CCR Processes
continuous catalytic reforming plant uses metal seated ball valve

Metal Seated Ball Valve for CCR Processes

A catalyst feeder metal seated ball valve is essential for continuous catalytic reforming (CCR) processes. CCR is a modern and efficient way to turn naphtha into valuable reformates for gasoline blending and aromatics for petrochemical processes. It’s vital to choose the right valves for safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations.

Metal Seated Ball Valve for Continuous Catalytic Reforming (CCR)

continuous catalytic reforming plant uses metal seated ball valve
A metal seated ball valve helps with continuous catalytic reforming process.

CCR processes are an efficient, high yield way to get high value reformates such as high octane liquids and valuable aromatics. CCR allows for a constant yield of these products. However, it also means a metal seated ball valve involved in CCR must withstand severe service applications. For example, CCR processing usually includes conditions like:

  • High temperatures
  • Frequent cycling
  • Abrasives
  • Solids

These conditions can put catalytic feeder valves under high amounts of stress. For this reason, most CCR operations require heavy duty ball valves to withstand the harsh characteristics of the process. 

The problem with CCR valves is that if they break, fail, or leak, it can have serious consequences. For example, inefficient operations and even operations failure. Valve leaks also pose a serious threat to the environment as well as human health and safety.

For instance, valve leaks in a CCR process could increase the risk for fires and crew exposure to toxic gases. In addition, emissions from a leaky metal seated ball valve during the CCR process could lead to environmental protection fines and penalties. 

Therefore, the valve you choose for your CCR operations is incredibly important. You need valves that are dependable and offer long life cycles to help reduce risks for your applications.

Get Peace of Mind with a High Performance Ball Valve

Catalyst Feeder
The Copeland catalyst feeder high performance ball valve.

A high performance ball valve is exactly what’s needed for CCR processes. Our catalyst feeder valves have an extended lifecycle for fewer change outs. In fact, other valves can often only be used for about 10,000 cycles before needing a change out, while our valves can last through several million cycles. We also offer zero-emissions packages to help ensure safe and environmentally-friendly operations to reduce the risk of health and safety hazards to your crew and negative findings from environmental agencies. 

How do we achieve all this? It started decades ago with a collaborative engineering feat to improve valves for CCR efforts. Using precision engineering and manufacturing, we’ve produced high performance, reliable, and durable catalyst feeder valves for the refining industry. We also use carbide coating in Houston to coat sealing surfaces with CFS 131, a chrome carbide and nickel chrome coating. This helps our valves stand up to the harsh conditions needed for CCR processes

Choose Copeland Valve for all your Severe Service Valve Needs

Get confidence when you use products from Copeland Valve & Coating Technologies. Our team designs severe service valves that are ultra-reliable and long-lasting. We’ve been designing and manufacturing valves since 1940 and create valves for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation. Our experts design custom solutions for your specific applications so you can get the peace of mind you need for your severe service industrial applications. Call us now at (346) 384-0865 to learn more and request a quote for your valve or coating needs!