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RSBV - Rising Stem Ball Valves

Control Seal non-contact Rising Stem Ball Valves have a single-seat non-friction design that is able to operate and has proven an exceptional long life span under extreme conditions.

Size: 1” ~ 36” (DN25 ~ DN900)

Bore: Reduced or Full (Full is piggable)

Pressure: 150# ~ 2500# (PN20 ~ PN420)

Temperature range: -196°C ~ 538°C

Connections: Wide choice on request

Materials: Wide choice on request

Non-contact Rising Stem Ball Valve


Rising Stem Ball Valve is designed to avoid issues of trunnion mounted, floating ball and other conventional valve types under the following extreme conditions:







Its high performance in extreme conditions is secured by the following characteristics:

SINGLE SEAT DESIGN resulting in no adverse effect from thermal expansion.

METAL TO METAL SEALING. No weak parts (such as springs) are required in order to obtain perfect sealing. Sealing is obtained mechanically - independent on line pressure.

FRICTION-FREE OPENING AND CLOSING. The Rising Stem Ball Valve sealing mechanism is based upon axial movement only, compared to standard Ball, Gate, Plug and butterfly valves having their sealing mechanism based upon shear force, friction and tearing. The Rising Stem Ball Valve sealing is not liable to friction or tearing as there is no contact between ball and seat during rotation of the ball. This friction free quarter turn mechanically energised sealing means no abrasion on the seal and, compared with other types of valves, an exceptional long life with up to zero leakage during the whole life.

SELF-CLEANING sealing surfaces due to high velocity flow during opening and closing.

LINEAR STEM MOVEMENT ONLY resulting in strong and controlled opening and closing „1 inch per 1 second“.

THE SELF-LOCKING OPERATING MECHANISM on all Control Seal valves secures the closing member from rotating due to in-line forces. As a result there is no danger of line slam or shock.

IN-LINE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE. Top-access for stem packing renewal is possible while the valve is in-line and top of the valve is closed by back seat. TOP ENTRY for easy service and possibility to exchange all internals including seat while the valve is in-line.



Molecular Sieve / LNG Dehydration units / Gas drying

Hydrocracking units / Hydrogen service

Petrochemical - wide range of applications

Hot oil

Steam service


Isolation valve

Frequent switching valve

Blow-down valve

General shutdown valve

Emergency shutdown valve

(Abreviations / tag numbers: KV, MOV, BDV, ESD, XV and more)

Control Seal design


Control Seal delivered over 10,000 Rising Stem Ball Valves, in 600 projects, into 50 countries worldwide. 


Control Seal has a unique design of its products, short lead time, competitive pricing and excellent after-sales support.


Main competitive advantage of Control Seal design is its unique invention - HELIX rotating mechanism, see benefits of the design below:

Fast opening and closing due to a very strong rotating mechanism.

The valve is maintenance friendly as the rotating mechanism is inside the valve. Furthermore, stemguides and gland packings are outside the pressurized area.

Less fugitive emissions and less stress on gland packing due to linear movement of the stem compared to conventional design.

Less moving parts lead to long durability and less spare parts needed. The stem guiding groove is straight resulting in less wear and tear of stem guides compared to conventional design.

Availability of bellow seal configuration due to rising stem only.


Control Seal design features unique trunnion parts configuration that avoids accumulation of particles and dirt and leads to longer life and higher reliability in such environment.


Control Seal valves are designed to meet exact process conditions - project by project. Our valves operate where competing valves fail.



S&S RSBV - Sand and Slurry execution for long durability and smooth operation in extremely dirty environment such as off-shore drilling.

CRYO RSBV - Cryogenic execution. For this special application our Rising Stem Ball Valve is upgraded with an extended bonnet and will be supplied with low temperature certificate and/or testing.

BELLOW RSBV - Bellow Seal execution for hazardous service where zero emission is required. Can be supplied with helium leak test.

DBB RSBV - Double Block and Bleed execution.



Hand Wheel


Electric actuator

Hydraulic actuator

Electrohydraulic actuator



API 6D, ASME B16.34

Face to Face dimensions

API 6D, ASME B16.10, B16.47


ASME B16.5, B16.25

Fire Safe

ISO 10497, API 6FA, BS 6755

Fugitive Emission

ISO 15848, TÜV, Shell MESC SPE 77-312


API 598, API6D, ISO 5208




ISO 5210






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1. Closed position

On the closed position, the ball is tightly pressed against the seat by the mechanical wedging action of the stem.


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2. Opening

As the handwheel is turned counter-clockwise, as flat, sloping surface on the bottom of the rising stem causes the ball to till away from the seat.

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3. Rotating

As the stem continues to rise, the interaction of the stem guide and the precision spiral part at the stem causes the ball to begin its friction-free rotation.

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4. Opened position

In the full open position, the stem has raised to its limit and the ball is positioned for straight through flow.

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5. Closing

To close the valve, the Hand wheel is turned in Clockwise direction. The stem begins to lower and the ball begins to rotate.

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6. Rotating (2)

Continuous turning of the handwheel causes the precision spiral part at the stem to act against stem guide, rotating the ball 90 degrees.

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7. Sealing

Nearing the end of the closing cycle, the ball has rotated full 90 degrees without touching the seat.

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8. Closed position (2)

Final turns of the handwheel cause an angled flat surface on the lower stem to mechanically wedge the ball tightly against the seat.