Good for demanding applications that don't require high-pressure components
The F10 Series of valves can handle up to 10 000 psig, making it one of our most popular medium-pressure valves. Download the Medium- and High- Pressure Fittings Catalogue to find out about the various medium pressure valves we offer.
If we caught your interest in our medium-pressure fittings, chances are you'll also want to learn about Swagelok medium-pressure valves. We carry various types: needle valves, ball valves, relief valves, and double block and bleed valves.
In the oil and gas industry, this is often where you'll turn for demanding applications such as:
- Oil and gas
- Wellhead control panels
- Hydraulic control panels
- Grease injector units
- Blowout preventers
- Chemical injection skids
It's important to check pressure ratings, as there can be some overlap in the ranges as you move from low-pressure to medium-pressure to high-pressure components.
For example, our F10 Series forged-body needle valves are rated for working pressures of up to 10,000 psig (689 bar). Other medium-pressure valves may be rated for working pressures of up to 20,000 psig (1378 bar).
A closer look
A single blog post doesn't lend itself to listing all the details of each type of valve, so for today let's focus on the popular F10 Series needle valves. In addition to their pressure ratings, they also can handle temperatures of up to 204°C with PTFE packing, and up to 454°C with graphite packing.
We offer these needle valves in straight, angle, and oblique configurations. All have half-inch female NPT outlets.
The valves can stand up to pressure thanks to the forged body of F316 or F316L stainless steel. On request, Swagelok can also make them from carbon steel and 25Cr super duplex stainless. The stem threads are cold rolled for high strength and smooth operation. A stainless steel shroud protects the threads against dirt and dust.
Thanks to a two-piece knuckle, the needle won't rotate with the stem. The joint is located above the packing, protected from system media.
Every Swagelok F10 series valve assembly is factory tested hydrostatically. A shell test is performed at 1.5 times maximum rated working pressure, and a seat test is performed at 1.1 times maximum rated working pressure.
A few options
For extra safety, our F10 series valves can be ordered with anti-tamper handles and keys to reduce the risk of human error or tampering. We also offer a stainless steel round lockable handles that can lock the valve in any position (though it is available only on straight valves and angle-pattern valves).
We can tell you more about all our medium-pressure components if you'll give us a call at 780.437.0640 or contact us through our website.