IK-Group's AOGV Department recently mobilised a new 24in class 300 AOGV for one of our main customers, which truly embraces the benefits provided by the AOGV.
The AOGV – Add On Gate Valve – inserts an isolation spade on a live flanged connection. This field proven technology reduces down time. The need for drainage, venting, purging and flushing is significantly reduced. The use of AOGV technology allows clients to reduce their carbon footprint.
Having the ability to set a blind spade at any live flange pair increases the flexibility in regards how to plan and execute maintenance work by limiting the area affected by the isolation and eliminating the requirement for inventory removal and gas-freeing. This beauty (…or beast) is weighing in at around 2000kg and can handle operating pressures up to 20 bar.