Valve Design

  • Valve bodies through 100,000 psi are high tensile Type 316 stainless steel, 150,000 psi valve bodies are 17-4 PH stainless steel.
  • Stem assemblies have non-rotating tips to prevent galling with valve seats.
  • Packing is located below the stem threads to prevent contact with media (liquid or gas).
  • Packing glands are equipped with locking devices or lock nuts.
  • Six valve patterns (see chart on page 1.3).
  • Tubing connections are: 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 9/16", 3/4", and 1". Pipe connections include: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", and 1" NPT.
  • Remote control air operators are available for most valves.

Positive Guide Stem: High Pressure Equipment Company's patented "Positive Guide" stem assembly virtually eliminates lower stem rotation - one of the most common causes of premature stem failure. The lower section stem is manufactured from hardened 17-4 PH stainless steel for exceptional wear and corrosion resistance and can be easily serviced with no special tooling required. The one-piece upper section stem eliminates the need for continual adjustment and minimizes "loose handle" backlash.

The Positive Guide Stem is standard for all AF4, AF6, HF4, HF6, and HF9 valves, and 60,000 psi HF2 valves.

Rolled Style Stem: This simple two-piece design is also non-rotating and is ideal for smaller valves and for valves made from exotic materials. The standard lower section stem is manufactured from hardened 17-4 PH stainless steel. It is affixed to a one-piece upper stem requiring no periodic adjustment. The two stem components are free to rotate independently of each other, thereby minimizing rotation of the lower stem against the valve seat.

The Rolled Style Stem is standard for all AF1, AF2, NFA, NFB, LF4, LF6 valves, 30,000 psi HF2, XF4, and XF6 valves, as well as most valves requiring stems made from exotic materials. It is optional for any valve normally supplied with a Positive Guide Stem.

Pinned Stem Design: This variation on the Rolled Style Stem is a three-piece design in which the lower stem is pinned into a freely-rotating stem guide. It has all of the advantages of the rolled style stem, with the additional benefit of a replaceable lower section stem.

The Pinned Stem Design is standard for all NFC, NFD, NFF, NFH, LF9, LF12, LF16, and HF16 valves.


Valves, Fittings & Tubing

Taper Seal Valves

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Medium Pressure Valves

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Reactors & Pressure Vessels

Pressure Vessel Selection

O-Ring Seal Reactors

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Clover Leaf Reactors

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Micro Reactors

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Pumping Systems

Air Operated Hydraulic Pumping System

System Capabilities

Standard Pumping System Specifications

150,000 psi Pumping System

Intensifiers & Gas Boosters


Gas Boosters

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Oil & Gas Products

Sour Oil & Gas Valves

Sour Oil & Gas Fittings


Tubing & Nipples

Wellhead Gauge & Bleed Valves