SOMAS Instrument AB develops and manufactures control valves made from high-grade, acid-proof stainless steel. Based in Säffle, safety and continuity have been the cornerstones of the SOMAS manufacturing process for over 70 years. This business model has afforded Somas with a reputation as a worldwide market leader for developing control valves, such as ball segment valves. BM Engineering are proud suppliers of SOMAS ball segment valves, specifically designed for the distilling industry.

SOMAS ball segment valves

The precision control gained from SOMAS Ball segment valves perfectly matches the requirements of the distilling industry. Featuring superior properties, SOMAS ball segment valves offer high capacity, excellent tightness and free flow. Their high capacity comes from the design of its seat and ball segment. What makes SOMAS ball segment valves different? They are designed with free flow in mind. As a result, this reduces the risk of clogging when applied in distilling applications.

First and foremost a control valve, SOMAS ball segment valves provide excellent tightness in closed positions, meaning they can be installed and used in countless different areas. These reliable control valves can handle any form of substance, thanks to their free flow design. Their seats can also be manufactured out of different materials to suit customer requirements. This means SOMAS ball segment valves can be customised to match varying temperatures with ease, making them ideal for most distilling applications.

SOMAS ball segment valve

UK suppliers for SOMAS ball segment valves

BM Engineering can supply SOMAS complete ball segment valves to the distilling industry across the UK and Scotland. The KVT and KVX ball segment valves feature wafer designs, centrally mounted and eccentrically mounted shafts respectively. The KVTF and KVXF ball segment valves are the inverse models, featuring flanged opposed to wafer designs. All of these SOMAS ball segment valves can be applied to control and shut-off applications, as well as compatibility with every media type and a wide temperature range. The KVT and KVX ball segment valves work best with liquids or media containing impurities. 

Whilst KVTF and KVXF models are better suited for dry or clean media types. Flanged and wafer ball segment valves from SOMAS also offer the following additional benefits:


– High capacity

– Short face to face dimensions

– Low weight

– Easy installation

– Ball segment and shaft made in one piece, resulting in backlash-free operation and accurate control

– Excellent tightness irrespective of differential pressure




SOMAS ball segment valves can also be customised with the following options:

  • LN (Low Noise) Ball segment with low noise trim for high ∆p
  • KVM-ball segment with V-groove, which can be useful for controlling suspensions with high fibre concentrations to reduce the risk of de-watering at small opening angles.

All SOMAS ball segment valves supplied by BM Engineering are delivered ready for installation and operation. Speak to a member of our team to find out more about SOMAS ball segment valves on 0141 762 0657 or email