Examples of insourced processes include
- Engineering and Design
- Mate Lapping
- Testing per ANSI FCI 70.2 Class VI (or MSS-SP61, API-598,API-607, API-608, API-6D, etc.)
- In-Field Service and Repair.
Critical and severe service valves need to be durable and require as little maintenance and repair as possible. They also need to perform to incredibly high standards, such as zero leakage and abrasion resistance.
Metal-seated ball valves are ideal for these conditions because they are less susceptible to damage than soft-seated ball valves. “The key to metal-seated ball valve success is precision lapping techniques for precisely mating the ball with its seats, and the development of ultra-hard and abrasion-resistant ball and seat coatings.
These two areas of design advancement enabled the ball valve to perform feats of closure not successfully attained before. The success allowed the metal-seated ball valve to become the severe service valve of choice for many applications.”