CORTEC, a manufacturer of API valves based in Houma, LA, has been audited and approved as an API 6D licensed manufacturer. The specification defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing, assembly, testing and documentation of ball, check gate and plug valves for application in pipeline and piping systems for the petroleum and natural gas industries.
This license will enable CORTEC to utilize its considerable upstream, critical service, valve manufacturing experience towards new applications in the downstream market, the company says. CORTEC’s API 6D valve line features models up to 14 in. full port and pressure classes up to 2500CL service.
Stephen Corte, VP of marketing and business development, CORTEC, states, “our extensive track record with critical service designs featuring technology such as metal to metal sealing and highly corrosive resistant materials is ideally suited for many specialized applications within the API 6D marketplace.
“We have already received multiple orders for this new valve line and are eager to further expand the range of applications in which we can serve our customer base.“