Press Release Summary:
Actuated Ball Valves are constructed of thermoplastics and feature trunnion design to withstand CIP processes. Shafts are strengthened with stainless steel rod. Teflon seats are energized with O-rings, and no metal parts are exposed to process liquid. Actuators are available with electric or pneumatic operation. Both are built from corrosion-resistant thermoplastics and are water and dust-tight to withstand pressurized external washdown procedures.
Original Press Release:
Actuated Valves for Clean-In-Place Systems
Summary: Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. line of actuated ball valves is designed specifically for clean-in-place applications. The valves are built in a variety of thermoplastics and feature a unique "trunnion" design to withstand the rigors of CIP processes.
Cedar Grove, New Jersey: Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. has introduced a line of actuated thermoplastic ball valves designed specifically for clean-in-place applications.
Plast-O-Matic's ball valve design features a shaft strengthened with a stainless steel rod to prevent breakage. Teflon is used as a bearing on the shaft to minimize wear. The ball itself is
machined and mirror-smooth, and uses top and bottom supports called a "trunnion" design. Teflon seats are energized with o-rings, and no metal parts are exposed to process liquid. These
features enable the valve to be actuated easily and with less load torque, even after prolonged periods in the same position, which is common in many CIP applications.
The trunnion design allows bidirectional flow due to design symmetry. This feature eliminates pressure loss and makes it impossible for the valve to be installed backwards. True union ends and mounting lugs simplify installation and provide piping support.
Actuators are available with electric or pneumatic operation. Both are built from corrosion resistant thermoplastics, and are water and dust-tight to withstand pressurized external washdown procedures.