Ball valve

API 6A side-entry trunnion ball valve


BT2 and BT3 

Valve design

based on API 6A and Customer requirements

Temperature range
-150 to 428°F (-101 to 220°C)

NPS 1.13/16 – 21.1/4 (DN 46-540)

Pressure rating

API 5000 – API 20000

As per API 6A standard
End connections

Hub connection
6B, 6BX as per API6A 

Body design

Two or three bolted forged pieces 

Seat design

Soft or metal seated with Hardfacing on ball and seats
Self relieving seats
Double piston seats 
Combination seats


Double block and bleed design (DBB)
Secondary seals in pure Graphite
Anti-static device
Anti-blowout stem
Lip seal configuration
Emergency sealant injection on seats and stem available
Low fugitive emission stem packing available
CRA overlay on all dynamic sealing areas or on all wetted parts available


Manual: wrench or Gear with padlocking
Actuated: Pneumatic/ Hydraulic/Electric

Testing & certifications

Compliance with API 6A inspection and testing 
Fire safe and fire tested as per API 6FA/ 607
SIL 3 Certification as per IEC61508
Fugitive Emission as per ISO15848
PED 2014/68/UE 
Different product specification levels available (PSL 1, 2, 3, 3G and 4)
Different performance requirement levels available (PR1, PR2)
Design validation as per PR2F (on request)

Velan ABV has been an API 6A licensee since 2001, implementing a quality management system in compliance with API Q1 and offers a complete range of valves that comply with the latest edition of API requirements. 
Velan ABV designs and manufactures API 6A Side-entry ball valves for Wellhead and Christmas tree equipment and for operating in aggressive environments with various fluids and gases such as a petroleum mixture of oil and sand and extreme sour gas service.
Our forged valves are configured in two or three bolted pieces to ensure the highest level of reliability in varying combinations of high-temperature and high-pressure applications. Forged materials provide the rigidity and strength required in critical high-pressure operations to meet the customer's project specifications