Due to its properties and dimensions, the new model IBM monoblock is particularly suitable for protecting measuring instruments in wellhead control panels and sampling systems for process analysis. The model IBM can be designed for operating pressures up to 10,000 psi (690 bar). Even with such a load, the manufactured quality of the valve enables smooth handling with low torque. Versions with ball valves also offer a redundant polymer-metal sealing system with tested tightness in accordance with BS6755 / ISO 5208, leakage rate A. Depending on the application, the new monoblock can be configured with the valve arrangements of double block & bleed or block & bleed.
The model IBM primarily fulfills an upstream protective function, either separately in the pipeline or at the end of a “hook-up”. WIKA offers such assembly of measuring instruments and protective components on a customer-specific basis. It is delivered ready-to-use and leaks tested.