Petrochemical and chemical processes require a broad range in regards to the media resistance as well as the thermal application conditions. Due to its application-specific design, the valve type KVL offers a safe and reliable solution to shut-off process media even under most extreme conditions. Because of its extraordinary reliability, the valve is qualified for emergency shut-off application (ESD) as well. As a prerequisite for its use in refineries and petrochemical plants, this valve type guarantees absolute external tightness within systems certified in acc. with the Clean Air Guidelines (TA-Luft).

Application areas
  • Pipe systems for gaseous or liquid media and fuels in refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants
  • As an emergency shutdown device (ESD) in critical plant processes
Nominal size: DN 25 to DN 300
Operating pressure: max. 60.0 bar g
Operating temperature: min. - 60°C
max. + 280°C

  • Closing time < 1 second
  • Safe and reliable within ESD applications due to supreme seat tightness even under extreme operating conditions
  • Entirely certified sealing systems in acc. with the Clean Air Guidelines (TA-Luft) for the use in refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Optimised for use with chemical process media with a broad temperature range
The quick-closing valve is actuated by a pneumatic actuator with a solenoid control valve. Automatic quick-closing is carried out by the installed spring force in less than 1 second. Extremely low leakage rates up to absolute tightness (leakage rate A according to EN 12266-1) are achieved by means of specialized valve cone elements which are specifically adapted to the respective area of application.

Technical features
Valve body: Globe valve body made of forged or cast steel, optionally made of stainless steel
Seat sealing system: Sealing systems adapted specifically to the application, optionally metallic sealing, soft sealing: PTFE, special high temperature compound, valve seat cladded with stainless steel
Stem sealing: Self-adjusting spring loaded packing system made of carbon-fibre reinforced pure graphite with secondary sealing and test connection G 1/8
Actuator type: Integral KÜHME pneumatic piston actuator for linear movement with fail close function by means of spring force, controlled via electro-pneumatic 3/2-way solenoid valve
Process connection: Alternatively with welding ends or flange connection, both available in EN or ANSI design
Special features:
  • Design, manufacturing and conformity assessment in acc. with PED with conformity declaration up to category III module H (optionally EC-individual approval to comply with the requirements for an equipment carrying safety function)
  • Closing time less than 1 second
  • Sealing system certified in acc. with Clean Air Guidelines (TA-Luft) / ISO 15 848-1
  • Valve optionally available in ATEX design
  • Valve optionally available in SIL design, certified SIL 2
  • Optionally with adjustable (5 to 20 sec.) hydraulic opening delay, or with combined opening/closing delay, and throttling plug for smooth start-up and shut-down operation (see type KVL/…R and KVL/…Rz)
  • Optionally available as quick-opening valve with set function fail open (see type KVL/…O )
  • Optionally available in pressure balanced design for high operating pressures (see type KVL/H...)
  • Optionally available in low temperature (cryogenic) design for operating temperatures down up to -196°C (see type KVL/...TT)
  • Optionally available in high temperature design for operating temperatures of up to +400°C (see type KVL/...HT)
  • Available also as customised valve solution for extreme operating conditions and special applications - We are looking forward to answer your questions!