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b2ap3_thumbnail_Made_In_USA.pngValves have become an important part of our lives. Ranging from high-rise buildings to shops, from space probes to nuclear plants, from airplanes to your car; you will find valves performing their basic functions almost everywhere. The entire plumbing systems are dependent on valves, and so, it is critical to select the right valves to save costs and most important of all, to save lives.

When it comes to choosing valves, American companies are highly preferred. In fact, the American valve manufacturing companies supply over 35% of global valve demand. Dedication to provide quality products and high regards for safety are the main reasons for this phenomenal success.

A few more reasons for their popularity;

Safest Products: American companies design and monitor plumbing valves to curtail the impact of chemicals on the safety and health of humans and the environment. This makes them the safest and reliable source for plumbing products, especially valves.

Highly Dependable: The complete range of plumbing valves is certified with the state approved authorities such as California Proposition 65 and ANSI/NSF Standard 61. Thus, companies carrying these accreditation's are considered most reliable and dependable.

Superior Product: Designs by American valve companies guarantee superior operation and stability in body design. Their products are highly resistant to corrosion, highly durable and offer a true value for the money. Subsequently, they get a higher edge over their global competitors.

These valves surpass the ISO 9000 quality test to ensure quality without compromise. They create products, which fulfill all requirements and daily needs of the plumbing sector, be it for high-rise buildings or anywhere else where plumbing is required. Often the flexible connectors for use in plumbing come with a lifetime warranty.

These American manufactured valves quickly reduce the water flow to avoid scalding, when hot water reaches unsafe temperatures. Upon cooling of the water in the pipeline (usually 30 seconds), the water flow automatically re-starts. Such is the consistency of American manufactured valve products.

Superior Customer Support in the Industry:

Social Responsibility: Besides the basic products, the American companies and the entire Industry employ 30,000 directly in supporting jobs and the number is increasing, rapidly. In April, 2015 alone, around 223,000 more jobs were added. Hence, American valve companies also have a moral backing besides providing quality products to customers worldwide.

No Doubt, American valves is the most preferred and trusted source of plumbing products to rely on.

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API SPEC 6D
Specification for Pipeline Valves. API Specification 6D is an adoption of ISO 14313: 1999, Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries-Pipeline Transportation Systems-Pipeline Valves. This International Standard specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design, manufacturing, testing and documentation of ball, check, gate and plug valves for application in pipeline systems.

API 600
Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Modified National Adoption of ISO 10434:1998.

API 599
Metal Plug Valves - Flanged, Threaded and Welding Ends. A purchase specification that covers requirements for metal plug valves with flanged or butt-welding ends, and ductile iron plug valves with flanged ends, in sizes NPS 1 through NPS 24, which correspond to nominal pipe sizes in ASME B36.10M. Valve bodies conforming to ASME B16.34 may have flanged end and one butt-welding end. It also covers both lubricated and nonlubricated valves that have two-way coaxial ports, and includes requirements for valves fitted with internal body, plug, or port linings or applied hard facings on the body, body ports, plug, or plug port.

API 602
Compact Steel Gate Valves - Flanged, Threaded, Welding, and Extended-Body Ends. The standard covers threaded-end, socket-welding-end, butt-welding-end, and flanged-end compact carbon steel gate valves in sizes NPS4 and smaller.

API 603
Corrosion-Resistant, Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves - Flanged and Butt-Welding Ends. The standard covers corrosion-resistant bolted bonnet gate valves with flanged or butt-weld ends in sizes NPS 1/2 through 24, corresponding to nominal pipe sizes in ASME B36.10M, and Classes 150, 300, and, 600, as specified in ASME B16.34.

API 609
Butterfly Valves: Double Flanged, Lug- and Wafer-Type. The standard covers design, materials, face-to-face dimensions, pressure-temperature ratings, and examination, inspection, and test requirements for gray iron, ductile iron, bronze, steel, nickel-base alloy, or special alloy butterfly valves that provide tight shutoff in the closed position and are suitable for flow regulation.

API STD 594

Check Valves: Flanged, Lug, Wafer and Butt-welding. API Standard 594 covers design, material, face-to-face dimensions, pressure-temperature ratings, and examination, inspection, and test requirements for two types of check valves.

API 598
Valve Inspection and Testing. The standard covers inspection, supplementary examination, and pressure test requirements for both resilient-seated and metal-to-metal seated gate valve, globe valve, plug valve, ball valve, check valve, and butterfly valves. Pertains to inspection by the purchaser and to any supplementary examinations the purchaser may require at the valve manufacturer's plant.

API 607
Fire Test for Soft-Seated Quarter Turn Valves. The standard covers the requirements for testing and evaluating the performance of straightway, soft-seated quarter-turn valves when the valves are exposed to certain fire conditions defined in this standard. The procedures described in this standard apply to all classes and sizes of such valves that are made of materials listed in ASME B16.34.

API 6FA
Specification for Fire Test for Valves. The standard covers the requirements for testing and evaluating the performance of API Spec 6A and Spec 6D valves when exposed to specifically defined fire conditions.

ANSI/API 608
Metal Ball Valves - Flanged and Butt-Welding Ends. The standard covers Class 150 and Class 300 metal ball valves that have either butt-welding or flanged ends and are for use in on-off service.

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