In the United States, and around the world, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that valves are used for many different processes and functions. In addition, valves, and other products, are used everywhere. To be more specific, valves are used in water and sewage processing, mining, power generation, processing of oil, gas and petroleum, and food manufacturing, to name a few. Essentially, valves (and other products) help Americans in their lives, each and every day. Valves are there for homeowners’ plumbing, taps for water, gas control for stoves, valves for washing machines and dishwashers, valves are even in car engines! Whichever type of valve, they are essential and necessary for everyone! If you’re in the valve distribution industry, here’s a variety of valves and products you should consider for your company- especially if you want to help your clients. There should be many of them!

High Pressure Ball Valves

The first type of valve you should consider is a high pressure ball valve. A high pressure valve is used in applications under high pressure. It controls the flow (on and off) of fluid or other materials. High pressure valves are best used for gas applications and transmission, because they are highly reliable and they ensure an efficient, tight seal on applications. There are five different styles of ball valves, which as single body, three-piece body, split body, top entry, and welded. Regardless of style, they each perform efficiently and effectively. Many of these valves are made out of steel which makes it very durable. These valves are strong, and can resist much pressure. Therefore, it’s evident that your company will benefit from high pressure ball valves. You’ll have many clients searching for these valves for various applications.

Gate Valves

A gate valve is different that a high pressure ball valve, in only one way actually. These two valves essentially function in the same way. However, their structure, and they way they open and close are different. Ball valves are created through using a ball and a stem. These two items work together, and turn horizontally. This helps them with controlling the on and off action of a flow; start and stop the flow of fluid. A gate valve opens in a different way. It does not contain a ball and stem. Instead, they lift up by a round gate. This allows for the fluid to flow through in a straight direction. So, ball valves and gate valves both restrict and control flow. Your company should offer both ball valves and gate valves. Gate valves cost slightly less than ball valves. So, if clients/customers do not want to purchase the more expensive valve, the gate valve is ideal for them!

Tubing Hanger

A tubing hanger is a product your company should distribute- aside from high pressure ball valves and gate valves. A tubing hanger, by definition, is a component used in the completion of oil and gas production wells. Essentially, tubing hangers allow for tubing to be sealed (or suspended) in casing; or what is more commonly known as a tubing spool. A tubing hanger, gets locked down by pins on the tubing head. Once it’s secure, it will not budge. There are many different types of tubing hangers. Some include, TCM Tension Hanger, TCD-2C, TC-1A-EN, TC-1W, and TC-22- just to name a few. A tubing hanger can also come in different materials, such as stainless steel. Stainless steel is the ideal material for a tubing hanger because it helps prevent corrosion, which, in turn, leads to a longer lasting tubing hanger.

Your customers, clients, and various companies in the oil and gas production industry will benefit from the tubing hanger product. As a distributor, you want to have a successful company. You can do so by providing customers with a variety of valves and a tubing hanger.