GALVESTON, Texas (April 29, 2015) – Crane ChemPharma & Energy, a leading provider of highly-engineered solutions for fluid handling applications worldwide, are pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming RefComm Conference from May 4-6. Trusted brands including Pacific® Wedgeplug valves and Krombach® metal seated ball valves will be among the products on display at Crane’s booth #66.

“During this year’s RefComm event, we are eager to help our customers reduce costs, improve profitability, and enhance their overall operations with our highly-innovative valve solutions,” said Roger Turley, Business Line Manager for Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “Our comprehensive product portfolio enables us to address the challenges inherent in volatile coking and catcracking applications, and help our customers worldwide achieve greater energy efficiency.”

Pacific® Wedgeplug Valves

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 recently been expanded to increase the breadth of solutions for customers in the refining, petrochemical and power generation industries.

When not actuating, the Pacific® Wedgeplug valve consumes no steam, resulting in industry-leading low steam usage and DCU operational savings of more than $150,000 per year. Inline decoking and service enables the valve body to remain in the piping system during maintenance, ensuring a shorter TAR schedule and lower trade costs. Wedgeplug users also benefit from superior safety, as 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.

Krombach® Metal Seated Ball Valves

Engineered for exceptional performance in the harshest environments, Krombach® metal seated ball valves are ideal for the refining, power generation, and oil and gas industries. Machined to such a precise tolerance that ball and seat lapping does not have to be performed individually for each valve, the Krombach® valve’s innovative design enables both the ball and seat to be freely interchangeable. The trunnion-mounted ball offers a polygon stem-to-ball connection to reduce stress and ensure optimal torque transmission, while the self-cleaning system removes excess particles, minimizes leakage, and extends product life.

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
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

Crane Features Comprehensive Portfolio of Energy Solutions at RefComm 2015
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