Meson Valves for Marine Vessels: Which Types are Commonly Used?

Blog | February 27th, 2019

Built to meet scores of quality-assurance standards, Meson valves deliver the kind of fluid control features that seagoing vessels need. Seriously, just take a walk down the top deck of a long, long freight ship to see all the valves in use on a modern vessel. Agreed, some of these pipe networks incorporate special redundancies, but marine engineers can’t rely on such system bypassing fittings.

An Inbuilt Reliability Factor

Indeed, Meson valves for marine vessels are tested in-house by their finest, most experienced test engineers. That means each fitting is pressure tested, X-Ray analyzed, material inspected, and subjected to several more exhaustively conducted test procedures. There’s even a dye penetrant test in the mix, which checks for material discontinuities and/or seal defects. Nothing, absolutely no valve feature or product spec is omitted here. Now, with the level of quality-assured reliability defined, let’s take a look at the commonest marine valve types.

Prevalent Meson Valve Products

On board a vessel, a ship that’s packed with pipes and a dozen or more different streams of pressurized fluid, the demands placed on the various valve configurations are high, but they endure. An overboard valve uses its simple but essential stop-flow build to discharge water to the sea. A threaded DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm) fitting functions on another system as a globe valve, with its throttling disc controlling sea water or oil. Made of bronze and brass, sealed by a tough Teflon gasket, that throttling globe valve easily handles 200˚C of steamy heat. Down at the chilly end of the temperature scale, the mechanism and gasket still operate when the fluid temperature drops as low as -10˚C.

Driven By Meson Multiplicity             

On the one hand, an in-house quality-assurance program guarantees reliability. That dependable behaviour extends across the scale, and it skips over application borders to encompass several other operational scales, too. Temperature extremes and pressure spikes, as experienced at sea, present no problem whatsoever. On top of this reliability factor, the Meson Group has developed an enviable inventory. There are simple but yet again essential firehose valves in the inventory. Then, for more process-centric applications, two-stage cast iron pressure reduction valves handle 220˚C temperatures while simultaneously handling 1-to-3 Bars (100-300 kilopascal) of pressure.

The above two application examples represent bookending members of a large valve catalogue. They prove Meson valves, those built to satisfy harsh marine shipping conditions, are singular products, and they also demonstrate a now clearly apparent notion. To be succinct, if there’s a marine pipe or fluid stream on a vessel that requires a valve, then there’s a top-tier Meson valve designed to fit that role.

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