Solution Mining


Belle Plain, Saskatchewan

The HCV valve is used to replace gate valves in a limited throttling application in the injection/return "washout" process used in solution mining. The stationary core and the hemi reduced the typical failures of the gate valve including washed out bodies and erosion of the seats and gates.

Valves Supplied
Size 2", 3", 4" and 6" ANSI 600 and 900 class
Body Material WCC Carbon Steel
Internals Carbon steel - electrolysis nickel plated
Trim Teflon seat/Peroxide Cured Buna N Seals
Port Full Port
Connections Raised Face Flanged and Weld End
Service Conditions

The customer mines for soluble minerals through a solution mining process similar to salt dome development process. The mineral deposit is injected with water from surface, once the water is enriched with the desired materials it is pumped to lined solar evaporation ponds on the surface where the water evaporates, leaving behind salt and the minerals. The residual materials are then removed from the “pond” and transported to a processing facility where additional refining is required to produce a product ready for sale.

The specific installation for the HCV Valve was to replace a gate valve used in a limited throttling application in the injection/return “washout” process. Historically, the failure mode of the gate valves have included: bodies washing out, erosion of seats and gates.  Previously the typical gate valve would last between 6 to 12 months. 

Chromatic initially supplied ten valves for a manifold rebuilding project.  Valves performed satisfactorily to the point that the customer has repeatedly placed additional orders resulting in more than 75 valves installed in their manifold system.

Product Used

HCV Valve

The HCV valve (HEMI cartridge valve) is an innovative design that incorporates many positive features from other valve types. These features are combined into a single product platform that is UNIQUE to the Chromatic HCV product line and not found in any other valve on the market. The HCV is highly adaptive to a variety of process applications from...

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