During installation of valve, a contractor would normally separate the end-caps from the valve body, weld them in place and then reassemble the valve body to the end-caps. And hope the valve doesn't leak. This step must be followed because the valve seats and seals cannot withstand the heat from welding.
But, with Extended Socket-Weld Valves, a contractor can weld the valves directly in-line and know that the valve will perform. No disassembly required!
Setpoint saved a contractor a large amount of money and brought peace-of-mind by providing ball valves with extended socket-weld end-connections. The contractor simply took the valves out of the box and welded them in-line. No leaks!