CINCINNATI (July 17, 2014) – Delivering superior fugitive emissions protection and a unique dual-material body gasket, the new Xomox FK Ball Valve from Crane ChemPharma & Energy combines all of the critical safety and performance features required for demanding applications in the chemical process industry.

Engineered to address the inherent dangers within volatile chemical applications, the Xomox FK adheres to the industry’s most stringent standards and combats the harmful effects of temperature and pressure fluctuation with a combination of innovative features:

  • Three independent stem seals offer superior fugitive emissions control, and are certified to the following standards: EPA Method-21, ISO-15848 and TA-Luft according to VDI 2440.
  • Self-relieving seats relieve excess pressure to protect the integrity of the valve while maintaining bi-directional operation.
  • The patented SX ball stem design provides high maximum stem torque capability and built-in side load resistance, which extends valve life under severe conditions including thermal cycling.
  • A dual-material, spiral-wound body gasket with a chemically-inert PTFE inner seal and a secondary graphite outer seal provide a fire-tested design on every valve.

“With triple-stem sealing and a spiral-wound body gasket, the new Xomox FK ball valve enables our customers to achieve a level of fugitive emissions protection required more and more within the industry,” said Mike Truby, Global Business Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “Self-relieving seats and a larger stem improve the life of the valve, ensuring that our customers achieve the best possible safety performance with the lowest lifetime cost of ownership.”

For more information about the new Xomox FK ball valve and Crane’s other industry-leading valve solutions, please visit www.cranecpe.com.


About CRANE

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the aerospace, electronics, hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, automated merchandising, transportation and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, and Fluid Handling. Crane has approximately 11,000 employees in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more information, visit www.craneco.com

Crane ChemPharma & Energy (within Crane’s Fluid Handling segment) designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: highly engineered check valves, sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, bellows sealed globe valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, multi/quarter-turn valves, actuation, sight glasses, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps. Its trusted brands (in alphabetical order) ALOYCO®, CENTER LINE®, COMPAC-NOZ®, CRANE®, DEPA®, DUO-CHEK®, ELRO®, FLOWSEAL®, JENKINS®, KROMBACH®, NOZ-CHEK®, PACIFIC VALVES®, RESISTOFLEX®, REVO®, SAUNDERS®, STOCKHAM®, TRIANGLE®, UNI-CHEK®, WTA®, and XOMOX® offer customers complete and innovative product portfolio designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications. Among the industries served are the chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, refining, and power generation. For more information, visit www.cranecpe.com

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