LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 15, 2014) – Characterized by simplicity of design, low energy usage and the innovative Wedgetorque® operator, Pacific Wedgeplug valves from Crane are specifically engineered to address the challenges in severe service applications. Now available in ½” to 36” sizes, the range has been expanded to increase the breadth of solutions for customers in the refining, petrochemical and power generation industries.

The valve’s unique design offers users a number of benefits, including:

  1. Increased Return on Investment: When not actuating, Pacific Wedgeplug consumes no steam, resulting in industry-leading low steam usage and DCU operational savings of more than $150,000 per year.
  2. Easy TAR Servicing: With inline decoking and service, the valve body stays in the piping system to deliver a shorter TAR schedule and lower trade costs.
  3. Enhanced Safety: A single valve offers double block-and-bleed capability, reducing upstream and downstream concerns and enabling users to purge and gauge the valve body for safety permissives.

“For more than 80 years, the Pacific Wedgeplug has provided an energy-efficient, reliable solution to the industry’s most demanding applications” said Roger Turley, Global Business Line Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “With the greater range of valve sizes now available, we are able to offer more users the superior performance and reduced cost of ownership delivered by the Pacific Wedgeplug”

Pacific Wedgeplug valves are designed to ASME B16.34, API Standard 599 and API Standard 600, latest edition, where applicable. Testing is to API Standard 598, latest edition. Special hydrostatic testing and non-destructive examinations are available.


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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