Before switching to the ANCORP XL ball valve design, air leaks into our vacuum exhaust lines through the stem seal on the standard (OEM) ball valves were a major source of unplanned downtime. In addition to the lost productivity and direct repair expenses, we also suffered collateral expenses due to reactions between the atmosphere and the process gasses in the exhaust line.

The introduction of the ANCORP XL ball valve has completely eliminated this costly failure mode, resulting in significant cost savings and increased equipment uptime. The XL ball valve design has exceeded our expectations; we are extremely pleased with its performance.

Dan Sutryn