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Alco Valves – Meeting the requirements of the Subsea industry

The subsea environment provides some of the harshest operating conditions on Earth. With safety one of the critical features in contending with the elements, high pressures and corrosive forces, it is vital that the equipment used in subsea applications is exceptionally well made and designed specifically for those conditions. Alco Valves are well-established, class-leading manufacturers of valve technology, with a state-of-the-art production and technology centre here in the UK.

With subsea valves developed for use largely in the oil and gas industries, and for the control of larger subsea operations in hydraulics, Alco Valves offer excellence in design and manufacture as well as the testing standards to prove their value. Their subsea valves include options for both diver and ROV operations. We explore some of their world-class products below.

SSB1 Subsea Instrument Ball Valve Range

The Alco Valve subsea ball valves have been designed specifically for light to medium subsea service requirements. Manufactured from high integrity bar stock, these subsea isolation valves are designed as a floating pattern offering an outstanding shut-off functionality.

  • Operator method: Handle, ROV and diver options
  • Connections: Threaded pipe, 12/4” - 1”
  • Outlets: ¼” – 1”
  • Bore options: Full and reduced, 6mm – 13mm
  • Underwater service depth: to 300 metres
  • Operating pressures: Up to 10,000 psi
  • Flow: Bi-directional
  • Valve types: Single isolation
  • Temperature rating: -29 to 121 deg C
  • Trim: Corrosion resistant
  • Testing standards: API 598, API 6A, ISO 5208

SSN1 Substar PR2 Needle Valve

Developed with excellence in sealing as a priority, these subsea isolation valves from Alco Valves are PR2 qualified. Available with threaded, welded or flanged connections, this single block subsea isolation valve is endurance tested to TOTAL GS-EP-SPS-005, completing more than 1200 cycles.

  • Operator method: Diver
  • Connections: Flanged, threaded and welded, ¼” – 2”
  • Outlets: ¼” – 2”
  • Bore options: Full and reduced, 10mm or 12mm
  • Underwater service depth: To 3000 metres
  • Operating pressures: Up to 10,000 psi
  • Flow: Bi-directional
  • Valve types: Single isolation
  • Temperature rating: -29 to 121 deg C
  • Trim: Corrosion resistant
  • Testing standards: API 598, API 6A PR2, ISO 5208

SSCVP Check Valve Range

This Alco Valve is a piston check valve developed for use with gas or hydraulic fluid lines. With excellent sealing capabilities, this subsea valve range is able to accommodate a variety of inlet types and can be incorporated into other valve configurations.

  • Connections: Flanged, threaded and welded, ¼” – 2”
  • Outlets: ¼” – 2”
  • Bore options: 10mm - 50mm
  • Underwater service depth: To 3000 metres
  • Operating pressures: Up to 10,000 psi
  • Valve types: Single isolation
  • Temperature rating: -29 to 121 deg C
  • Trim: Corrosion resistant
  • Testing standards: API 598, API 6A PR2, ISO 5208

The Alco Valves range of subsea isolation valves stocked by MGA Controls offers solutions for a range of demanding offshore applications. We pride ourselves in our expertise in subsea valves; if you are looking for guidance on the most suitable subsea isolation valve for your application or would like further information on our Alco Valves ranges, contact one of our engineers for a more detailed discussion on 01704 776215 or email store@mgacontrols.co.uk.

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