IGLOO ball valves are tested one-by-one against leakage with helium up to 70bar (1,015psi). We recommend a Maximum Working Pressure MWP of 48bar (700psi), even if during tests conducted in accredited labs our ball valves broke at 300bar (4,350psi) without eject the spindle.
IGLOO ball valves are suitable for all the most common fluorinated refrigerants such as R22, R134a, R404, R410, R507 and Carbon Dioxide CO2 R744 (sub-critical). Not suitable for ammonia R717.
In most refrigeration applications it is necessary to stop the flow in liquid lines and compressor discharge lines while maintenance, e.g. to create a by-pass during a filter change.
IGLOO ball valves are manually operated shut-off valves suitable for bi-directional flow, designed to be used in liquid, suction and hot gas lines in refrigeration, freezing and air conditioning systems. The optional access port is integrated on the valve body and the one-piece wire seal cap prevents unintentional cap removal or tampering between services. Panel mounting of IGLOO ball valves is possible thanks to two fixing holes on the bottom of the valves.
Igloo Refrigerazione S.r.l. is in the refrigeration business since early '2000s and spinned-off as a separate business from Pe Giovanni S.a.s. in 2012.
The activity concerns the manufacturing of commodity components for air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems: manual ball valves, servo-operated ball valves, sight glasses with moisture indication, fittings and access valves.
One of the main strenghts of our company is the competitivity due to fully in-house manufacturing capability from raw materials to the final inspection of finished products.
The production is backed by an internal toolshop that assists both the workshop and the development of new projects: among our european competitors we are the most verticalized manufacturer.
Quality level is mantained high and continuously grown thanks to large use of automation, modern equipment, well-trained and motivated staff and fine leak-testing with helium in an high vacuum chamber, that doesn't just identify failures in the processes, but also gives a valuable and reliable feedback for their quick improvement.