Investigation of Leaking Stainless Steel Ball Valve in a Pipeline

Image of Leaking 1 Inch Diameter (SS) Ball Valve
Stainless Steel Ball Valve

An investigation on a 1-inch diameter stainless steel (SS) ball valve (used in a pipeline) was performed to determine the cause of leaking and failure.

The leaking was caused by deformation of the valve body seat that provided a small leak pathway. 


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