Adanac release the Flexi-Jacket – Cost effective and reliable
3-piece Ball Valve Jacketing:
Many industrial processes require the storage and transfer of fluids through piping, valves and equipment. Often, these fluids such
as liquids, gases and vapours have inherent temperature characteristics which allow them to freeze, become viscous, or undesirably
condense at normal ambient temperatures. In order to prevent these problems which typically occur in non-processing periods, it is
usually required that additional heat as well as insulation be added to the piping and equipment.
To provide additional heat to valves, a jacket is often applied to the outside of the valve by being welded to the valve. Hot oil
or steam can then be processed through the jacket to create the additional heat required to maintain the required temperature of the
Whilst a traditional welded jacket provides an adequate solution to maintaining consistent temperatures of media, there are significant
costs involved in the design and fabrication of bespoke product. In most cases, a standard ‘off the shelf’ valve would
be shipped to the fabricators, the jacket would then be designed specifically for that valve, fabricated, welded to the valve, and
delivered to the customer. Upon completion, a fully operational jacketed valve can be installed in to the pipeline. This process would
also require a number of weeks to complete.
When the valve, or indeed the jacket, has reached the end of its lifespan, a brand new valve, complete with jacket, would need to
be purchased as a replacement, starting the whole fabrication process again. Adanac can now provide a
solution to this problem.
The Adanac Flexi-Jacket offers universal valve jacketing at a fraction of the cost involved in bespoke
jacket design and fabrication. Utilising a unique clamp on design, the jacket is suitable for a whole host of 3-piece valves, from
some of the World’s leading valve manufacturers such as Worcester, Starline, Habonim, Vinco, Mars, Mecafrance, Kitz, Bonney
Forge, OMB and others. With jackets covering a size range from ½”to 2” available from stock, lead times and costs
are dramatically reduced. Simply purchase the Adanac Flexi-Jacket required for your valve size and fit
to your 3-piece valve. The Adanac Flexi-Jacket can also be applied to valves already in service.
The Adanac Flexi-Jacket uses a heat transfer compound which is applied between the Jacket and the valve
body ensuring efficient and maintained temperature control. The jacket is manufactured in Stainless Steel, is suitable for a maximum
working pressure of 10 Bar at a maximum of 150°C and is fully PED compliant. Each jacket features female threaded inlet, outlet
and drain connections, and just three sizes cover the complete size range from ½” to 2”.