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19 May 2011

Valves comply with globally recognized pressure control specification

Haskel International has successfully completed Performance Verification Testing, per API 6A, 19th ed., for its BuTech subsea valves used in oil and gas production.

Tests demonstrated the integrity of the subsea valves in accordance with the standard. The data support the confidence that BuTech subsea valves meet performance, safety and reliability expectations in the deepest water and some of the harshest environments in the industry.

The valves were subjected to Hydrostatic and Hyperbaric Testing and Calibrated Temperature Baths that simulate the extreme heat and cold that are common in operating situations for the valves. Tests proved the valves conform to all aspects stated in API 6A (19th Edition), ISO 10423:2003 PR2, Annex F/PSL3G. This standard is recognized around the world as the specification for pressure control systems in wellhead and distribution equipment used for production of oil and gas.

The tests were certified by DNV (Det Norske Veritas Classification (Americas), Inc.) who approved the test procedures, verified performance testing results, witnessed product teardown and issued an official Project Summary Report covering the scope of the DNV inspection.

BuTech, a leading brand of high pressure valves, tubing, fittings and accessories, was established in 1973. Since 1999 it has been part of Haskel International, Inc., a world leader in the fluid power industry, manufacturing a complete line of air amplifiers, gas boosters and liquid pumps for general industrial and military applications. The company has been a business unit of the industrial group of Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies company, since 2004.

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