Weir BDK™, one of India’s longest established valve manufacturers and part of the Weir Group, has announced an enhanced offering to the global Oil & Gas market following the confirmation of API6D certification for its range of BDK valves.

API6D is a key qualification standard awarded by The American Petroleum Institution and is recognised by Oil & Gas customers as a key requirement for ensuring the quality and performance of equipment integral to production, refining and distribution duties. It is awarded to manufacturers who are operating in compliance with the 24th edition of API6D standards, providing valuable assurance for customers across upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

BDK manufactures a comprehensive range of standard and highly engineered isolation and control valves including Gate Valves, Check Valves, Ball Valves, diaphragm valves and Plug Valves. The company offers global customers a wide choice of configurations to perform within high-temperature, high-pressure, and critical applications. The certification awarded across the BDK range reflects the Weir philosophy of continually improving technology, people and performance for the benefit of customers. API6D certification means Weir BDK joins a select group of companies that have met API's most stringent requirements and confirms the status of the business as a specialist OEM within the oil and gas industry.

Mike Mannion, Managing Director of Weir Valves & Controls UK, commented:

“Our goal is to help our customers safely and efficiently produce, refine and transport oil and natural gas. We recognised the importance of API6D certification in valve selection for Oil & Gas customers and are pleased that BDK valves have met the rigorous standards required to play a vital role in flow control processes. Our customers require the highest product quality with the assurance of strict production processes, detailed documentation to evidence component traceability, and compliance to the specified standards.  Over a number of years we have invested in systems, process design and most importantly training of our people with the aim of achieving API6D certification. We are pleased to have reached this very high standard and, coupled with our developments in new technology, means we can offer great products backed by our global support network of service to customers worldwide.”

Shrikant Kulkarni, General Manager, International Sales for BDK, commented:

“API6D certification is an opportunity for our team to serve the distinct needs of a growing Oil & Gas customer base globally. We have a large installed base domestically in India and a growing international presence. The certification is an important milestone for us and we are embracing the opportunity to deliver value for customers requiring high quality and proven standards. Looking ahead, innovation will underpin BDK’s activity and we will rapidly develop an exciting range of flow control solutions including new designs for Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves and Triple Offset Butterfly Valves.”