The largest valve in the world has been installed in Texas

The 100-tons valves installed in the Integrated Pipeline Project in Texas  (courtesy of WaterWorld)

The 100-tons valves installed in the Integrated Pipeline Project in Texas
(courtesy of WaterWorld)

It is expected that more than 13 million residents in the Dallas – Fort Worth metropolitan area will need water by 2060, which is more than double the population served by the local water authorities today. As a result they have partnered to execute the $2B Integrated Pipeline Project which will enable them to increase the water supply by 1.59 billion litres per day meeting the ever increasing demand in the long term.
The Project involves the construction of 40 km of pipeline extending and integrating from multiple lakes. In addition, it involves the construction of 3 Lake Pump Stations and 3 Booster Pump Stations.
In an article appeared first on WaterWorld magazine, Blackhall Valves are playing an essential role on this mega project by regulating the water in the largest and longest segments of the pipeline, involving the design and manufacture of High Pressure 108 inch Parallel Faced Metal Seated Gate Valves, considered to be the World’s Largest Gate Valves weighing in at over 100 tons and standing more than 12 metres tall.
The specifications of these giant valves were stated by some of the USA’s top consulting engineering firms like AECOM, CDM Smith, Black & Veatch and Freese & Nichols.
TRWD placed the order after evaluating Blackhall’s design expertise, capability, utilisation of manufacturing technology & project management skills.