CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ Introduces Line of Krombach® Metal Seated Ball Valves

Cincinnati, OH (May, 2010) – CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions is pleased to introduce a line of Krombach Metal Seated Ball Valves (MSBV) designed for specialty chemical and mining applications.  Featuring a two-piece design with a flange connection, this durable product enhances our comprehensive valve portfolio that also includes the Xomox Soft Seated Ball Valves, among others.

Krombach MSBV’s ball and seat are machined to such precise tolerances that ball and seat lapping does not have to be performed individually for each valve – making both the ball and seat freely interchangeable (if equal in nominal size).  Its trunnion-mounted ball design offers a polygon stem-to-ball connection which reduces stress and ensures optimal torque transmission. An additional feature is its self-cleaning system which removes excess particles, minimizes leakage, and extends product life.  Other key options include a fire-safe design body gasket and removable hand lever. To ensure that the Krombach MSBV meets the considerably higher benchmark of leak protection required for Isolation service, it is typically tested for 60 minutes at 300 psig Nitrogen with a permissible leakage rate of class V.

“The Krombach Metal Seated Ball Valves secured through the recent  acquisition of the Friedrich Krombach GmbH & Company KG Armaturenwerke and Krombach International GmbH, both of Kreuztal, Germany, are part of a respected line of valves within the industry and we are pleased to introduce them to the Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions product collection,” said Michael Truby of CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions.  “By expanding our offerings in this manner, we are able to better serve our customers in existing and new applications, arming them with the most appropriate tools needed.” 

About Crane

Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered industrial products traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR). One of its segments, Crane Fluid Handling, provides highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide.

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps.  Our trusted brands DEPA®, ELRO®, KROMBACH®, Resistoflex®, REVO®, Saunders®, and XOMOX®  offer our customers complete and innovative fluid handling solutions designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications within the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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