After numerous projects successfully delivered in collaboration with Darco Valves, ISIS Fluid Control Ltd. have entered into an exclusive agency agreement for the UK, Netherlands and Norway.
You may not have heard of Darco before, who are tucked away in the South of France near Total’s scientific headquarters in Pau. Darco manufacture Ball, DBB and SBB Valves in sizes from ½” – 40” and in Pressure ratings of CL150 – API15k. Materials include LF2, SS316, Duplex, Super Duplex and Inconel – Soft, Metal and Dual Piston effect seats are available. They maintain a large stock of raw material, have a large CNC machine shop, test area and internal paint facility; having the majority of processes controlled internally ensures quality and that delivery deadlines are met. Darco are a Total approved vendor and have a great deal of experience with other end user specifications.
The company was established in 1998 by Mr. Patrick David who had spent most of his working life as a valve engineer for Elf & Total. With years of onsite experience and witnessing problems that occurred over time Mr. David was able to design and produce valves which out-perform other designs.
The greatest example of this is their patented Metal Seated design which achieves ISO5208 leakage rate A (zero leakage) first time, every time, for a long time! The seat actually utilises two sealing areas in one seat, with one being fixed and the other being energized to compensate for changes over time. As well as excellent sealing, the torque is only 20% higher than their equivalent soft seated valves. As well as this innovative seat design there is a thicker 400 micron coating of TCC and an oversized ball to avoid deformation. The design received an award for innovation from GEP in 2015.
If you want to see how Darco can help with your valve requirements, please contact the team at ISIS Fluid Control Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1608 645755
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 38