Ball Valve comes in corrosion-resistant materials.

Press Release Summary:

Pressure rated to 225 psi at 68°F, Type 375 True Union Ball Valve is available in NSF 61 certified PVC as well as CPVC and PPn. Grooved handle and notched union nut facilitate gripping during installation and use. Floating ball design provides leak-proof closure, while safeblock ball seat and blow-out proof stem with double stem seals provide operator protection. PVC and CPVC valves range from 3/8-6 in., while PPn valve is available from 20-90 mm and ½-2 in.

Original Press Release:

George Fischer's Type 375 Ball Valve Offers Sleek Aesthetics in Variety of Materials and Sizes

TUSTIN, Calif. - July 12, 2005 - Designed with aesthetics and safety in mind, George Fischer, Inc. has enhanced its Type 375 True Union Ball Valve offering with an increased breadth of corrosion-resistant materials and sizes. NSF 61 certified in PVC for potable water applications, the valve is also offered in CPVC and now PPn (natural polypropylene), making it suitable for use in a variety of industrial applications such as chemical processing, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and institutional.

The Type 375 Valve offers a number of design, safety and performance features that make it an extremely attractive choice from both a cost and user perspective. Ergonomically designed, the grooved handle and notched union nut make for easy gripping during installation and everyday use. Its floating ball design provides leak-proof closure and the full cross section means minimal pressure loss. Exhibiting excellent chemical and corrosion resistant capabilities, the new valve is pressure rated up to 225 psi at 68°F, and has a 10,000 cycle life.

Other outstanding features include a safeblock ball seat and blow-out proof stem with double stem seals that provide complete operator protection and maintenance-free operation. The valve handle doubles as a spanner wrench to adjust or remove the adjustable seat carrier, providing easy disassembly. Its high impact vinyl handle construction provides durable, reliable service under rugged conditions. Stem "flat" indicators allow the operator to determine valve position with just a glance.

The Type 375 Valve in PVC and CPVC material is available in sizes 3/8" - 6" and comes equipped with threaded and socket end connectors (1/2" - 2"). In PP-n, the valve is available from 20mm to 90 mm (metric socket) and ½ to 2" (NPT). EPDM and FPM seal kits are now also available for all sizes and replacement socket and threaded end connectors are available for PVC and CPVC. In PVC, the valve meets 12454-B per ASTM D 1784 standards. In CPVC, the valve meets 23447B per ASTM D 1784.

The George Fischer, Inc. product offering includes a full range of plastic pipe, fittings, tubing, valves, actuators, rotameters, fusion machines, secondary containment, tank linings, heat exchangers, custom products, and sensors and instrumentation for industrial process control. For further information, please contact George Fischer, Inc., 2882 Dow Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780-7258; Toll Free (800) 854-4090, Fax (714) 731-6923; e-mail:; Web:

All Topics