Trouvay and Cauvin partner Viar Valvole adds API6D SS

Jun-2013

Trouvay and Cauvin Alliance partner, Viar Valvole, has added a further important approval to its already impressive list - API 6D SS - which covers the design and manufacture of ball valves for subsea installation. vv jm ii

Rigorous and extensive testing was necessary before the valves were launched and Viar Valvole invested heavily in specialist testing equipment which included a hyperbaric subsea chamber. This chamber artificially reproduces the hyperbaric conditions under the sea to test the integrity of the valve under external pressure. Trouvay and Cauvin’s Jon Mason says “Currently Viar Valvole can test its subsea valves up to 20 bar, with construction underway on a hyperbaric chamber capable of pressures up to 350 bar - equivalent to a depth of 3,500m.”

The investment is already paying off. Viar Valvole can point to major successes with the supply of valves to many end users and contractors including BP. Approval has also been gained with and valves supplied to Total and Subsea 7 in recent months with many more to come.

This subsea range compliments the complete range of floating and trunnion mounted ball valves which Viar Valvole designs and manufactures in Italy to internationally recognised standards, including, ISO 9001, API 6A, API 6D, PED, APEX & SIL

vv jm i“The addition of the subsea range of ball valves to its existing oil, gas and petrochemical range, cements Viar Valvole’s place as a world class manufacture of ball and double block and bleed valve.” adds Jon Mason.

Over the past several years, Trouvay & Cauvin UK Limited has built strategic alliances with world class manufacturers to form the TC Supplier Alliance. These also include: CDB Engineering – filtration and speciality piping products, Elmac – safety products and Arflu – gate, globe and check valves.