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CORTEC named a licensed API 6D manufacturer

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World Pipelines,

CORTEC, a leading manufacturer of high-quality API valves, has been audited and approved as an API 6D licensed manufacturer. The specification defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing, assembly, testing and documentation of ball, check, gate and plug valves for application in pipeline and piping systems for the petroleum and natural gas industries.

This license will enable CORTEC to utilise its considerable upstream, critical service, valve manufacturing experience towards new applications in the downstream market. CORTEC’s API 6D valve line features models up to 14 in. full port and pressure classes up to 2500CL service.

Stephen Corte, vice president of marketing and business development, CORTEC, said, “Our extensive track record with critical service designs featuring technology such as metal to metal sealing and highly corrosive resistant materials is ideally suited for many specialised applications within the API 6D marketplace. We have already received multiple orders for this new valve line and are eager to further expand the range of applications in which we can serve our customer base.“


Founded in January 2004, CORTEC is a leading manufacturer of high-quality valves and flow line equipment for production, drilling and service applications in the global oil and gas industry. CORTEC is privately owned organisation comprised of two manufacturing divisions, CORTEC Fluid Control (CFC) and CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS). CORTEC engineers, manufactures, assembles and tests its products in Louisiana, USA, under API 6A, 6D and 16C licenses and has a quality system registered to ISO 9001 and API Q1. For more information, visit

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