Elland, UK – Weir Valves & Controls UK, part of global engineering firm Weir Group, has enhanced the Blakeborough® cage guided control valve range with the release of the BV590i (Globe) and BV591i (Angle) series. The new designs of cage-guided valves represent a step-change in flow control technology; offering customers process critical control valves at competitive prices.

At first glance the new Blakeborough® valve bodies are unlike any other control valve currently on the market. Conforming to industry standards such as ASME B16.34 and ISA 75.0, the Weir research and development team challenged conventional globe valve designs, exploring innovative new body geometries though extensive computational fluid dynamics and flow testing. As a result the valve bodies offer superior flow capacities within a lightweight design. This means Weir can reduce the offered valve size, while maintaining the valve capacity, ultimately resulting in a saving to end users across different applications.

The trim technology has also undergone significant changes to improve the geometric design, which is now modular, resulting in lower operational costs through spares inventory and the accommodation of additive manufactured cage trims. Solutions which can radically reduce lead times for complex trim components.

Blakeborough® control valves are designed specifically for demanding environments where the ultimate standards of flow control performance and safety are required. Over the years the highly versatile range of Blakeborough® control valves have been configured to meet the diverse requirements of customer processes, and today Weir can support customers with over 14 million variations.

Mike Mannion, Managing Director, Weir Valves and Controls UK, commented:

“Our research and development team developed new Blakeborough solutions because at Weir we believe in proactively addressing the changing technical requirements and challenges faced by our customers. We are excited by the launch of our new Blakeborough models and will continue to seek opportunities to further optimize our flow control solutions. Our ultimate goal is to ensure customers access enduring benefits and superior value through the lifetime of their flow control equipment.”

Design Features:

  • Structural integrity designed to ASME B16.34;
  • Optimized Flow Path in accordance with ASME B16.34;
  • Face x Face lengths in accordance with ISA-75.08.06;
  • Class V Sealing offered;
  • Full and reduced bore trim options available;
  • Robust Anti-Blowout stem design for enhance safety;
  • Replaceable cartridge style cages for easy maintenance;
  • Internal trim design suitable for Additive Manufacture.

Current Pressure Ratings Available:

  • ASME Class 900 and 1500

Current Sizes Available:

  • 40 mm to 250 mm (1 1/2” to 10”)

About Weir:

Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is based in Glasgow, Scotland and is one of the world’s leading engineering businesses. Weir designs, manufactures and services innovative solutions which make our minerals, oil and gas, power and other process industry customers more efficient. This is recognised in the global leadership positions we have developed in our core markets. The Group aims to be a partner of choice to our customers with a worldwide network of around 200 manufacturing and service facilities. Weir has a presence in more than 70 countries, with over 14,000 people around the world working in three divisions: Minerals, Oil & Gas and Flow Control.

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