Press Release Summary:
Ductile-iron Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves feature seat design that ensures full 360Â° sealing. Blow-out-proof, stainless steel stems utilize TeflonÂ®-impregnated upper and lower stem bushings, reducing torque required to close valves. Housed in seal cartridge, stem seals prevent leakage of media. Available in 2-12 in. sizes, valves are designed for bi-directional, dead-end services to full working pressure and are rated to 300 psi WOG.
Original Press Release:
Vic-300 MasterSeal Butterfly Valves' Patented Design and Features Provide Seamless Installation Into Piping Systems
EASTON, Pa., (June 1, 2004) - Victaulic Company announced today the launch of Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves that feature a patent-pending seat design to ensure full 360-degree sealing. The pressure-enhanced seat deforms to create a wider seating area as the pressure increases, and the design also contributes to the valves' low breakaway torque capabilities. Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves are equipped with blow-out proof stainless steel stems utilizing Teflon-impregnated upper and lower stem bushings to reduce the torque required to close the valves. The stem seals prevent leakage of media and are housed by a patented seal cartridge. Each Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valve is offered with a latchlock, infinitely variable lever handle that includes a memory stop or gear operator with a chainwheel option, and can easily be configured into three-way assemblies. A 2-inch neck extension is available when additional insulation is needed. Other product features include an electroless, nickel-coated, ductile iron disc; a drive hub designed to accept most types of actuation; an ISO mounting flange that accepts ISO standard actuators; and a rectangular drive designed to prevent replacement errors and eliminate fasteners in the flow stream. Constructed of ductile iron conforming to ASTM A-536 standards, Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves are available in 2-inch through 12-inch sizes (60,3 mm - 323,9 mm). The butterfly valves are designed for bi-directional, dead-end services to full working pressure, and are rated to 300 psi WOG (2068 kPa). Seats are available in Grade E (EPDM), Grade T (Lubricated Nitrile) or Grade O (fluoroelastomer). Victaulic, headquartered in Easton, Pa., is the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Victaulic has manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide and employs approximately 3,000 people. The company, in partnership with its subsidiaries, develops products for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional piping systems.