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Ball Valves | FB Series MultiPurpose Ball Valves

FB Series ball valves use a unique combination of features to provide leak-tight performance at high and low pressures and temperatures, high cycle-life, low maintenance, low actuating torque, and configuration flexibility.Ball valve cover image - FB Series Floating Ball Valves

Specifications

  • MAWP: up to 6000 psig (413 bar)
  • Temperature Range: -40° to 400° F (-40 to 206° C)
  • Flow Coefficients:  up to 13.8
  • Body Materials:  316 SS
  • Seat Material:  PEEK
  • Oring Material: FKM or Low-Temp NBR O-rings (LFB only)
  • End Connections: Duolok, Unilok, or Griplok tube fitting, NPT tapered and SAE straight pipe thread, and O-ring face seal
  • End Connection Sizes: 1/4 to 1 in. (6 to 16 mm Duolok only)

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LFB Series Low-Temperature Ball Valves

LFB low-temperature ball valves are designed with materials selected for applications requiring temperature ratings from -40 to 200°F (-40 to 93°C), pressure ratings up to 6000 psig (414 bar), and flow coefficients up to 13.8.Ball Valves Feature Benefit Cutaway, FB Series Floating

Design

1.  FLOATING BALL DESIGN
  • Upstream pressure assists sealing against the downstream seat
2. LIVE-LOADED SEATS
  • Improve sealing in high, low and dynamic pressure and flow conditions
  • Fully supported seats improve cycle-life
  • PEEK seats for chemical compatibility and durability
3.  END SCREW CONSTRUCTION
  • Wide variety of end connection type and size combinations
  • Three tube fitting designs
  • Easy maintenance
4.  ROBUST BODY SEALS
  • Leak-tight envelope
5.  STEM BEARING AND O-RING STEM SEAL
  • Leak-tight seal
  • Low actuation torque
  • No need for packing adjustments
6.  DURABLE DIRECTIONAL HANDLE
  • Stainless steel reinforced nylon handle for durability
  • Indicates flow direction
  • Large ergonomic handle for easier actuation

Applications

FB Series ball valves are very versatile. They can be used in both high and low pressure instrumentation systems, process lines, utility systems, and other applications. Designed for higher pressures than many floating ball valves, they can be used in applications such as high-pressure CNG filling station supply lines, equipment and in instrumentation and control systems. Unlike many floating ball designs, FB Series valves are also suitable for low and dynamic pressure conditions. In addition, end-screw construction allows users to specify a wide variety of end connection size and type combinations.

Temperature - Pressure Table

 End Connections
 Tube Fittings
in (mm)
Female Pipe
Male Pipe
Male/ Female ORF
 1/4 to 1/2
(6 to 12) 
3/4
(16) 

(25)
1/4 to 3/4 
1/4 to 3/4 
3/8, 1/2 
Temperature
F(C)
 Working Pressure, PSIG (BAR)
 -15 to 250
(- 26 to 93 bar)
 6000
(413)
 5800
(400)
 4700
(324)
6000
(413)
6000
(413)
 6000
(413)
 300 (176)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 350 (176)
 2000
(138)
 2000
(138)
 2000
(138)
 2000
(138)
 2000
(138)
 2000
(138)
 400 (204)
 1000
(68.9)
 1000
(68.9)
 1000
(68.9)
 1000
(68.9)
 1000
(68.9)
 1000
(68.9)
 
LFB Series
 -40 to 200°F
(-40 to 93°C)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)
 3000
(206)

 

Options and Accessories

Tube Fitting End Connections

SSP offers three tube fitting designs. Duolok two-ferrule tube fittings are standard. To select a different design, select the designator from the table below, then substitute it for the “D” in the part number. Example: 36PU4-316 for Unilok tube fitting end connections.

Tube End Connections
Type
Designator
Duolok
D
Unilok
U
Griplok G

 

Handle Options

Stainless steel reinforced black nylon handles are standard on FB Series ball valves. To select a different handle, add the designator from the table below to the basic part number. Example: 38PD8-316-GR

Handle Options
Color
Designator
Black
Blank
Green
-GR
 Red -RD
 Blue -BL
 Yellow -YW
 Orange -OG
 No Handle
-NH

 

Replacement Handles

Replacement handles are shipped with the stainless steel insert and set screw installed. To order replacement handles, select the base part number from table below, then add the color designator from the Handle Options table to the end of the part number. For black replacement handles use a -BK color designator. Example: NY-7K-38-OG

Replacement Handles 
Valve Size Designator
36
NY-7K-36-(Color)
38
NY-7K-38-(Color)
 
Locking Devices

Factory installed locking handle hardware can be added to any size valve by adding -LD to the part number. Example: 38PD8-316-LD. Locking handle kits for field installation can be ordered using the part numbers in the table below. 

Locking Devices
Valve Size Designator
36
36-LDK-316
38
36-LDK-316

 

Special Cleaning

To specify ASTM G93, Level C/CGA G-4.1 compliant cleaning, add -XP to the base part number. Example: 38P8PF8PM-316-XP98

Actuator Brackets and Couplings

Actuator brackets and couplings are available for ISO 5211 compliant actuators. Actuator kits contain the actuator bracket, coupling and fasteners required to install the actuator bracket and connect to the actuator.

Sour Gas Service

FB Series ball valves constructed with materials selected in accordance with ISO15156 (NACE MR01-75) are available for sour gas service. To order add -SG to the part number. Example 38PD8-316-SG

Rebuild Kits

Rebuild kits can be ordered using a part number from the table below.

SEAT KITS:Seat rebuild kits contain seats, seat backup rings, seat o-rings, seat springs, end screw gaskets, lube, MSDS and
instructions.
STEM AND SEAT KITS: Stem and Seat rebuild kits contain stem o-ring, stem back-up ring, stem chamfered back-up ring, stem bearing, packing bolt gasket, seats, seat backup rings, seat o-rings, seat springs, end screw gaskets, lube, MSDS and instructions.

Rebuild Kits
Valve Size Seat Only Seat and Stem
36
36P-RK1
36P-RK2
38
38P-RK1
38P-RK2
 L36  L36P-RK1  L36P-RK2
 L38  L38P-RK1  L38P-RK2

 Testing

All FB Series valves are factory tested with Nitrogen to 1000 psig (69 bar) at 70°F (20°C). 

 Special Orders

The Part Numbers and Dimensions tables contain only the most popular valve configurations; many more are available. If the required valve configuration is not in the Part Numbers and Dimensions tables, use the chart below to build part numbers for quotation purposes. End screw construction allows virtually unlimited configurations to meet the specific requirements of an application. Examples include, but are not limited to, end types such as hose barbs, tube stubs, and ISO straight thread. Please contact SSP customer service at customer.inquiries@mySSPusa.com or 330-425-4250.

Ball Valves Special Order Table - EB Series 

 

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