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Conval Offers High-Performance Gate Valves

Conval Swivldisc Gate ValveConval, a global leader in high-performance valves for the world’s most demanding applications, offers Swivldisc® Gate Valves in popular ½” through 4” sizes. The Swivldisc valve features a superior wedge gate design that employs a flexible disc. This disc permits the seating surface to achieve perfect alignment and establishes a tight seal that is not possible with standard wedge gates.

Swivldisc Gate Valves are available in ASME / ANSI Pressure Classes through #4500. Standard materials of construction are Carbon Steel 216 GR WCB, Chromalloy SA-217 GR WC9, SA-217 GR C12A and SA-351 CF3M. Other materials are available upon request. Options include bypass, air or motor actuators.

For more information, visit www.Conval.com

ASCO Introduces Mobile App

ASCO MobileApp eNews 2014Mobile App enables customers to calculate flow for a valve and locate a distributor

ASCO Numatics has introduced a mobile application for iPhone and Android Devices. The application, available by searching “ASCO Flow Calculator” within either the Apple App or Google Play store, allows the user to download at no charge. The app features the ASCO Flow Calculator, which enables customers to quickly calculate flow for a valve or determine the Cv needed to properly size a valve. The Fluid Guide provides reference information on the types of valves available for most common corrosive and non-corrosive gases and liquids.

For more information, visit www.ascovalve.com/MobileApp

Flowserve Announces New Valtek GS and Logix 420 Control Valve System

Flowserve ValtekFlowserve Corporation announced the introduction of two new products, the Valtek GS globe control valve and Logix® 420 digital positioner. These products provide a fully integrated valve package for general service continuous process control throughout the plant.

The Valtek GS is an environmentally-friendly, control valve that complies with the latest standards for controlling fugitive emissions requirements (ISO 15848). The GS is based upon simple, yet proven Valtek design philosophies of building an instrumented control valve package by providing automated calibration and some of the highest flow rates in a general service globe valve package – over 55 Cv in a 2-inch valve and nearly 150 Cv in the 3-inch model.

For more information, visit www.flowserve.com/valtekGS

Garlock Announces U.S. Availability for Redesigned‐Line of Butterfly Valves

Garlock butterfly valvesGarlock has recently made their original line of butterfly valves available in the U.S. The line includes four valve designs used with corrosive and abrasive media and a wide range of accessories. The Garlock family of companies created the original PTFE lined butterfly valve design, which has long been used for high-volume flow management and shut-off applications in the chemical and petrochemical processing industries, and in other markets where caustic, toxic and abrasive media must be controlled.

All four Garlock butterfly valves feature a new ultra-low fugitive emission design, compliant with ISO 15848-1 Leakage Rate A, as-well-as TA-Luft, and are certified as suitable for use in an SIL 3 environment.

The Garlock butterfly valve line is offered with a wide range of accessories, including standard handles, locking handles, gear operators and air actuators. Standard handles are available from 2” to 8”, locking handle assemblies are offered from 2” to 4”, and both gear operators and air actuators are offered in all dimensions.

For more information, visit www.garlock.com

Metso's Neles Control Valve Offering Extended

Metso Neles E SeriesThe portfolio of Neles® ceramic E-series control valves, recognized for being extremely erosion resistant, has now been expanded to NPS 08" (DN 200) in pressure Class 300 (PN40).

The E-series valve is the most erosion resistant control valve available. It works as an ideal solution in many energy and hydrocarbon processes, as well as in mining and minerals processing processes, where metallic materials and coatings fail due to high erosion. Catalyst handling can be a challenging application. With the E-series control valve, plant runtime can be extended and life-cycle costs minimized.

Pulp mills with capacities of up to 1.5 million tons have been able to utilize this new valve size as part of their latest process investments to meet the demand for severe control applications and to reach larger dimensions.

The Neles ceramic control valve series E2/E6 uses a field-proven design with solid ceramic trim components to cover the whole wetted flow passage.

For more informantion, visit www.metso.com 

Val-Matic’s New Quadrosphere Ball Valve

Val-Matic QuadrosphereVal-Matic’s newly acquired QuadroSphere® Ball Valve line is made for applications where typical trunnion ball valves experience problems. The unique contoured ball features four recessed surfaces creating additional flow paths allowing the flow and particulates to move freely above, below and around the sides of the ball when moving from closed to open position. Seat ring contact to the ball has minimal contact area, which reduces wear and operating torques, due to less friction. 

For more information, visit www.valmatic.com

Emerson Releases New Railcar Emergency Shutoff Valve

Emerson Fisher Type N863 Snappy Joe Emergency Shutoff Railcar ValveEmerson Process Management has released the new Fisher Type N863 Snappy Joe Emergency Shutoff Railcar Valve with up to twice the flow rate of the previous N562, offering a significant reduction in propane railcar loading/unloading time.

The Fisher railcar valve was originally developed more than 30 years ago and is the first and only Emergency Shutoff Valve (ESV) specifically designed for railcars in the propane industry. It can be used with most compressed gases such as propane, anhydrous ammonia, natural gas liquids, aerosols, etc.

The new N863 design greatly increases flow capacity, up to 413 GPM versus 200 GPM for the N562, depending on system piping and flow capabilities. The N863 valve seals are available in Nitrile, Neoprene, Kalrez™ (FFKM), Teflon™ (PTFE), Viton™ (FKM) and EPDM to provide broad application versatility. UL Listing for the N863 is expected in 2014.

For more information, visit www.fisherregulators.com

Victaulic Introduces Series 725 Diverter Valve for Mine Backfill Piping Systems

Victaulic introduces the Series 725 Diverter Valve, the industry’s first grooved-end valve designed specifically for paste backfill lines. The valve improves the efficiency of backfill operations while providing durable, reliable service.

The Series 725 Diverter Valve eliminates the need to reposition fill lines, reducing handling and resulting in more efficient operations. Providing 180-degree service, the valve reduces the need for crews to manually redeploy backfill piping systems to other areas of the mine, saving time.

The Series 725 is available in a 6-inch (150 millimeter) size and withstands pressures of up to 1,000 psi (6,900 kPa). Designed with a standard ISO 5211 mounting flange, the valve can be provided with a gear operator or electric actuator for remote actuation.

For more information, visit www.victaulic.com

New UT-ZM Declutchable Gear Override Offers Safer, Easier Manual Control

UniTorq UT-ZM Declutchable Gear OverrideUniTorq Actuators & Controls is pleased to announce the introduction of the New UT-ZM Declutchable Gear Override. Available in torque outputs ranging from 1,770 to 61,995 in lbs., the UT-ZM provides a safe, cost-effective solution for manual control of the valve whenever air supply or power to a pneumatic actuator is lost.

The UT-ZM is available with options that make it one of the safest to operate overrides on the market. The Isolation Safety Option provides internal porting that automatically blocks and releases air from the actuator, making operation of the gear safer and easier. The internal porting also eliminates the need to assemble extra tubing, tees, valves and fittings, making installation easier and safer.

All overrides feature a corrosion resistant housing that conforms to IP67 protection standards, sturdy die cast aluminum hand wheels, stainless steel declutch bars, and spring-loaded pins that help to lock the unit into position. For additional safety, a Padlock kit can be added to prevent unintended operation.

For more information, visit www.unitorq.com

DeZURIK, Inc. Announces New Maximum Duty Knife Gate Valve for Abrasive, Cyclone Services

DeZURIK KGC-MD Maximum Duty Cast Knife Gate ValveDeZURIK is pleased to announce the availability of the new KGC-MD Maximum Duty Cast Knife Gate Valve. These Maximum Duty Knife Gate Valves are specifically designed to provide the shearing and sealing capabilities needed in demanding services such as cyclone separators, recycle high density cleaners, recycle detrashers, or sand cleaners. Because the valve is designed to provide long service life in highly abrasive applications, it can be used in many applications in the Pulp and Paper, Mining, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power, Steel and Food Processing industries.

The KGC-MD Knife Gate Valves are available in 3-24" (80-600mm) sizes with metal or dual metal and resilient seats. To withstand highly abrasive media, the valves are available with a replaceable hardened seat, hardened gate, full 100% port opening, high performance packing system with wire scraper rings, and heavy-duty superstructure. All these features combine to provide a longer service life, less downtime and less maintenance than other valves designed for these tough applications.

For more information, visit www.dezurik.com

Colfax Enhances Smart Technology CM-1000 Series

Colfax Fluid Handling introduced an Active Valve Control option to its Smart Technology CM-1000 Series intelligent sea water cooling system controller. The CM-1000 Series with optional Active Valve Control may be applied to both new-build and retrofit operations. The CM-1000 Series is designed to enhance shipboard sea water cooling system pumping efficiency while lowering operating and maintenance costs and maximizing uptime for greener, sustainable operation. The CM-1000 Series with Active Valve Control offers potential energy savings of up to 85 percent, thus reducing a vessel’s carbon footprint. It also reduces maintenance by up to 50 percent and provides safer operation, return-on-investment and long term savings for total ownership. The CM-1000 Series with Active Valve Control utilizes sensors to monitor real-time operating conditions such as temperatures in the freshwater cooling loop, as well as the pumps’ suction and discharge pressure. The sensor signals enable the CM-1000 Series controller to regulate the flow of sea water to the coolers according to varying heat loads from the main engine and generators.

For more information, visit www.colfaxcorp.com/cm1000

 

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