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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Wafer Check Valve is available in 3 in. size.

December 19, 2014

With body, disc, and stopper assembly machined from solid, chemically resistant PVC plate stock, 3 in. PVC wafer check valve operates at 150 psi max and installs on discharge side of pumps to prevent back-flow flooding. Unit installs by slip-fitting between 2 mating flanges, automatically centers on mating flanges, and conforms to ISO 5752 face-to-face dimensions. Standard versions comes with EPDM seals and no spring, and options include FKM seals and ETFE-coated stainless steel spring.
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Portable Tools

Pipe Prep Tool removes oxidation before socket welding.

December 31, 2013

With PREP (Peel, Remove, Edge, and Plane) Tool, users can prepare pipe before socket welding by removing natural oxidation that occurs on polyolefin thermoplastics. Outside layer of pipe is removed, edge of pipe is beveled to facilitate insertion into socket fitting, and face of pipe is planed to straighten uneven cuts. Available in 6 sizes from ½–2 in., maintenance-free tool is in accordance with DVS and ASTM Type B socket standards. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Diaphragm Valves can be electrically or pneumatically actuated.

December 30, 2013

Available in ½–2 in. sizes with one-piece molded bodies of PVC, CPVC, PP, or PVDF, true union and flanged Type-14 diaphragm valves feature visual position indication and weir design that optimizes throttling capabilities. Built-in travel stop prevents over-tightening and eliminates compressive strain. For maximum corrosion resistance, valve body and bonnet are manufactured of solid thermoplastic materials. Diaphragm materials include EPDM, FKM, or 3-layer EPDM/PVDF/PTFE. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

PE Double Wall Piping System provides safe, long-term service.

January 9, 2013

Made of stress crack-resistant PE resin, Chem Prolok™ is certified to NSF/ANSI 61-G as safe for drinking water and will safely convey liquid chemical with pH range from 1–14. Thermoplastic double wall piping system, available in pipe and fitting sizes from 1 x 3 in. to 12 x 16 in., is UV resistant and suitable for above and in-ground applications. Joined primarily using simultaneous butt fusion, chemical-resistant system helps meet EPA requirements for underground chemical transfer. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

PVC Wafer Check Valve comes in 4, 6, and 8 in. sizes.

November 26, 2012

Operating at max pressure of 150 psi, PVC wafer check valves install on discharge side of pumps in applications such as aquariums, water attractions, water treatment, and municipalities to prevent back-flow flooding that could damage pump systems. Body, disc, and stopper assembly are machined from solid, chemical-resistant PVC plate stock, which conforms to ASTM D1784 Cell Classification 12454A. Valves install by slip-fitting between 2 mating flanges. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Powered Valve Actuator operates in remote locations.

September 27, 2012

Comprising Series 94 quarter-turn electric actuator with self-powered battery and open/close timer mounted to ball or butterfly valve, Quarter Master Remote Cycle™ is intended for remote areas where power sources are limited or unavailable. System features NEMA 4X engineered resin enclosure with stainless steel trim, on/off switch, adjustable open and interval times via dip switches, and manual override. Once fully charged, 12 Vdc rechargeable battery can cycle 1,100 times. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Polyethylene Piping System handles harsh liquid chemicals.

October 3, 2011

Made from PE100-RC resin, Chem Proline® pipe and fittings resist slow crack growth and offer alternative to metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and lined steel pipe. System features pH capability from 1-14 with pressures to 150 psi and temperatures to 140°F. Available in pipe sizes up to 4 in. and in single- or double-wall configurations, Chem Proline® PE100-RC has design life expectancy up to 50 years, uses no glues, is UV-resistant, and features minimal threaded connections. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Butterfly Valve integrates lugs into body.

August 9, 2011

Available in 3-8 in. lever-style and 10-12 in. gear operator-style, Type 57IL Isolator Lug Butterfly Valve can be electrically or pneumatically actuated. Unit's 316 stainless steel lugs are inserted into PVC valve body during injection molding process, permanently combining lugs and body into one unit. Molded flange stopper acts as body-stop, limiting compression of valve's full seat design liner, while absorption channel acts as stress relief. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Thermoplastic Ball Valve offers corrosion-resistance.

April 1, 2011

Intended for gas, sewer, and water pipeline applications, PE100 features corrosion-resistant internal and external parts. Sizes range from 1-6 in., and each employs 2-step planetary gear system that ensures smooth opening and closing of valve and eliminates water hammer. Suitable for below-ground service, valves come in both metric and IPS pipe sizes with NBR seals for air/gas and EPDM seals for fluids. Valves larger than 2 in. are available with integrated gear box. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Pressure Reducing Valve requires minimal maintenance.

August 9, 2010

Regardless of fluctuations of inlet pressure or changes in flow demand, V82 adjusts itself to set working pressure and maintains it on downstream side. All parts in contact with liquids are of chemical resistant plastics, and counter mechanism is isolated from process fluid. Able to be installed in almost any position, regulator incorporates diaphragm protected pressure gauge for reading of output pressure. Valve may be set, even during operation. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Polypropylene Piping System features high-purity design.

August 6, 2010

Constructed of pigmented polypropylene, PP-Pure(TM) comes in sizes from ½-12 in. with wide selection of pipe, standard fittings, sanitary and specialty fittings, and valves to meet high-purity processing requirements. System features pressure rating of 150 psi and can be welded using IR/Contact Butt fusion. PP-Pure(TM) is compatible with Purad(TM) UHP PVDF and PolyPure(TM) PP-natural piping systems. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Thermoplastic Butterfly Valve features non-wetted shaft.

August 6, 2010

Offering direct replacement for ISO-5752 short pattern metal butterfly valves, without any modification to existing piping system, Type 57LIS comes in 3-8 in. sizes with PVC body and PP disk for chemical resistance. Made of 316 stainless steel, shaft has full engagement over entire length of disk and is totally isolated from media. Applications include chemical processing, water and wastewater, landfills, irrigation, food processing, and mining. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Compact Actuator is designed for ball valves.

April 19, 2010

Housed in Nema 4X enclosure, Series 83A Electromni actuator features flanged cover and baseplate design with full gasket Nitrile seal to keep water out of actuator enclosure. Four captivated 304 stainless steel hex-head slotted cap-screws fasten unit's cover and base halves together, and 4 Nitrile cap-plugs cover motor mounting bolts. Molded 304 stainless steel inserts form ISO F03, F04, or F05 valve mounting pattern, and 3/8 in. NPT threads ½ in., 90° conduit provide sealing integrity. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Miniature Modular Technology optimizes fluid flow in tight areas.

March 11, 2010

Maximizing fluid flow processing in compact spaces, EM-TECHNIK Series 9M Miniature Modular Technology (MMT) is comprised of diaphragm valves, ball/check valves, flow meters, and regulators molded and machined from PVDF. Components can be combined and bolted down to base plate to create replaceable or configured manifolds that enable flexible layout suited for laboratory systems as well as semiconductor and pharmaceutical applications. Max cross-section is 3 mm for all manifold modules. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment

Submersible Electric Heaters withstand aggressive chemical baths.

February 17, 2010

Able to withstand aggressive chemicals over extended period of time, Polytetra electric heaters feature stainless steel electrical conductor and electrical cord sheathed in PFA. Connections from conductor to cord are housed within water-tight, machined PTFE block for corrosion resistance. Available in standard models from 120-600 V and 350-4,000 W of continuous power, heaters are offered in standard lengths from 3-15 ft and can be factory bent in any custom shape. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Three-Way Diaphragm Valves have corrosion-resistant design.

October 15, 2009

Available in 1¼ x 1¼ in. and 1½ x 1½ in. sizes, Type-343 Zero Dead Leg 3-Way Valves come in 45+ configurations for Purad PVDF, PolyPure PP-natural, and PP-Pure pigmented PP. Pigmented and natural polypropylene T-343 valves are available in 12 configurations each, which include ¾ x ¾ in. and ¾ x ½ in. sizes, and Purad PVDF valves operate up to 285°F. Valves are suited for use with aggressive chemical as well as high-purity applications. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Molded Foot Valve Screens are suited for ball check valves.

September 14, 2009

Designed for use when ball check valve is located in tank on suction side of pump, injected molded injection foot valve screens filter out larger debris before it can enter inside valve, pump, or process line. With no cemented joints or parts, units adapt to ball check valve using union nut. Screens are available in PVC, CPVC, PP, and PVDF, and in sizes ½ in. through 4 in. with flanged, socket, or threaded end connections. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Transition Union eliminates ABS line replacement downtime.

August 25, 2009

With ABS to Air Pro(TM) Transition Union, companies can change over from existing ABS compressed air piping system to PE100 Air-Pro(TM) compressed air piping system without taking down entire line. Air Pro(TM), which is impervious to synthetic and mineral compressor oils, is also Cal-OSHA approved for compressed air applications. Available in ½-2 in. nominal pipe sizes, transition union is made from combination of high-grade black ABS and PE100 resin. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pneumatic Actuator has quarter-turn rack and pinion design.

July 21, 2009

Series 79P is available in double-acting (air to air) and single-acting (air to spring) models with output torques from 138-40,818 and 59-15,660 oz-in., respectively. It is offered in 3 materials: PAG (glass filled polyamide) body, 316 stainless steel body, and cast aluminum body with corrosion resistant cataphoresis treatment and double Rilsan epoxy coating, inside and out. Suited for harsh applications, unit can be factory or field mounted on any ball or butterfly valve. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Butterfly Valve Discs withstand aggressive chemicals.

June 16, 2009

Available for 3, 4, 6, and 8 in. Type 57 Butterfly Valves, CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) Discs optimize safety and performance in aggressive chemical environments. Completely non-wetted or dry stem design isolates valve body from pipeline fluid, so media only contacts disc and full seat liner material. Valves range from 1½-24 in., and liners are available in EPDM, KFM, and Nitrile. Read More

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