For more than 80 years, the KTM brand has been known for premium manual and automated ball valves and actuators. KTM was the world’s first supplier of full-bore, split-body ball valves and pioneered soft- and metal-seated valves. Today its comprehensive product line, including process floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves and metal-seated, high-speed, and power discharge ball valves, fits almost all applications in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries.
Case Study: KTM digester ball valve survives 5,000 cycles with no failures, saving the operator $250,000
An operator of a fine paper mill was required to shut the plant down every 30 to 45 days to replace the blow-down valves used in its high-pressure batch pulp digester. Asked to find a more reliable valve, KTM installed its full-bore, metal-seated digester ball valve, designed for high-pressure, high-velocity applications. The KTM valve was in service for 18 months with no failures, averting costly shutdowns and saving the operator almost $250,000 in pulp material that would have been lost as a result of the frequent plant shutdowns.