Products & Services: Valve Systems

Rotork Controls has announced a new line of IQ PRO intelligent electric valve actuators as well as a compatible IQ PRO setting tool with advanced downloading capabilities.

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Actuators, setting tool

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Rotork Controls has announced a new line of IQ PRO intelligent electric valve actuators as well as a compatible IQ PRO setting tool with advanced downloading capabilities. The actuators provide enhanced text displays, performance monitoring information, and data logging with valve torque signature profiles. The setting tool enables a safe, convenient way to quickly download actuator data without the need to carry a laptop or PDA into the field. Rotork Controls Inc., Rochester, NY, 585-247-2304,

Valve tagging

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Assured Flow’s Hydra-Tag is a custom tagging system for valves. This durable identification system is made from corrosion resistant brass. Custom numbering or lettering is available on any size order. The tag attaches securely to the bolts on valves for a virtually tamper proof installation. They can be used on all types of valves, backflow preventers, pumps and other equipment. Identification systems are important for emergency locations, maintenance and repairs, security and mapping and performance evaluations. Assured Flow Sales Inc., Sarasota, FL, 800-388-0678 or

Valve closure system

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The E-ProTM electric valve closure system is used in municipal and industrial facilities with pressurized 1-ton and 150-pound cylinders of chlorine, SO2, ammonia and other hazardous gases onsite. It compliments Powell’s successful MaxProTM pneumatic valve closure system and is designed for applications where electric operation is an alternative to conventional air- or nitrogen-driven systems. Operating with standard 120-volt AC power, the actuator is reversible and the “Open” button can be used to re-open any non-leaking valve the unit has closed. Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing Inc., St. Louis, MI, 989-681-2158,

Car wash valving

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Parker Fluid Control Division, manufacturer of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves, now offers a new four-color catalog with complete information on its two-, three-, and four-way valves and manifolds for car care applications such as presoak, soap dispensing, water purification, water softening, hot waxes, spot-free rinsing, blowers and driers, and high-pressure systems. The catalog highlights pneumatically actuated valves, manifold assemblies and coil options. Parker Fluid Control, Div. of Parker Hannifin, New Britain, CT, 860-827-2300,

3-way actuated ball valves

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GF Piping has introduces a second generation of 3-way actuated ball valves with the Electrically Actuated Ball Valve Series Type 175/176/177/178 and the Pneumatically Actuated Ball Valve Series Type 275/276/277/278. With high stability and excellent flow characteristics, these valves incorporate advantages offered with the new EA 21 electric actuator and PA21 pneumatic actuator. The PP-GV 30 housings provide high chemical resistance, making the valves well suited for aggressive fluids and heavy-duty requirements of harsh industrial applications. GF Piping, Tustin, CA, 800-854-4090,

Y valves & strainers

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Hayward Flow Control Systems, a division of Hayward Industrial Products Inc., makes available true union end connections on its Y Strainers, Spring-Loaded Y Check Valves, and Y Check Valves. Designed to provide highly reliable operation with easy maintenance, the new end connections are available in sizes to fit ½” up to 4” pipelines and permit the valves and strainer to be removed from the piping system without breaking down piping system components. Removal of the heavy-duty hex cap on both the valves and strainer allows the valve body or strainer screen to be quickly and easily removed for maintenance or cleaning. Hayward Flow Control Systems, Clemmons, NC, 888-429-4635,

Solenoid valves

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Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. “PS” line of high-pressure and high-flow pilot-operated solenoid valves is now available in an extended range of sizes and materials. With PTFE bellows seal, pressure ratings to 140 PSI and Cv’s to 80, this series is designed for water purification and chemical treatment systems. The valve is now offered in PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene, and PVDF in ½” through 3” sizes. Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc., Cedar Grove, NJ, 973-256-3000,

Spray shields

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Advance Products & Systems’s Safety Spray Shields enhance the effectiveness of existing safety plans. Shields are for applications in water and wastewater treatment plants and are available in clear window Teflon or PH-indicating patches. All chemical feed lines that contain harmful materials (sulphuric acid, sodium hydrochloride, hydrogen peroxide, etc.) should have this added layer of protection. They’re available in various types for flanges, valves, threaded connections and custom design applications. Advance Products & Systems, Lafayette, LA, 337-233-6116,

Isolation valves

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A series of five fully customizable miniature isolation valves available from Bio-Chem Valve and Omnifit feature a flexible “mix and match” construction that’s determined by solenoid shell size, manifold mountability and flow configuration. Valve shell diameters are available in 0.38”, 0.75” and 1.00” to correspond to orifice diameters from 0.032” to 0.125” within a range of applications. Bio-Chem Valve Inc., Boonton, NJ, 973-263-3001,

Flow controller

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McMillan’s Model U802 Ultra-High-Purity (UHP) Flo-CONTROLLER will precisely measure and control flow rates of virtually any fluid as low as 15 ml/min or as high as 10 lpm. Repeatable results are achieved by utilizing a patented microturbine flow sensor design. This controller integrates all electronics and fluid components into a single package, eliminating the need for any external modules. The unit integrates a proportional double-diaphragm valve to accurately control flow rate. McMillan Company, Georgetown, TX, 800-861-0231,

Pipeline strainer

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The Eaton Model 950 fabricated duplex pipeline strainer continuously removes damage-causing particulate matter sized from ½” down to 45 microns from the flow in pipeline systems. It’s made in carbon steel or type 316 SS for pipelines 2” to 36” in size, featuring a very large strainer basket “free area” ratio for good flow characteristics and low start-up pressure drop. A specially designed valve (ball or butterfly type) assembly links the two strainer basket chambers and allow flow diversion for easy cleaning. Quick-opening, hinged or swing bolt covers available. Eaton Filtration LLC, Elizabeth, NJ, 908-787-1000,

RPDA valves

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Designated the 4D-700 Series valve, the new Apollo® DefenderTM reduced pressure detector assemblies (RPDAs) from Conbraco are available in 2-½”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8” and 10” sizes. Designed to detect and measure leakage or unauthorized water usage, they consist of a mainline reduced pressure zone backflow preventer and a bronze by-pass with a single check valve and water meter. They comply with the latest ASSE 1047, UL and FM standards. An economical choice to safeguard sprinkler systems, the units offer low head loss and a short lay length. Conbraco Industries Inc., Matthews, NC, 704-841-6000,

SIS Coriolis flowmeters

The smart Safety Instrumented System (SIS) from Emerson Process Management, an extension of its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, is now enhanced with TÜV certification of Micro Motion® SIS Coriolis flowmeters. This certification allows users to boost plant availability by using Coriolis flow and density measurement technology in SIS in up to SIL-3 loops, per IEC 61508 standards. The IEC certification reduces costs by eliminating documentation and analysis efforts associated with the alternative prior-use methodology of certification. Micro Motion, a Division of Emerson Process Management, Boulder, CO, 303-527-5301,

Explosion-proof switches

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Mid-West Instrument, a 30-year leader in explosion-proof, differential pressure gauge and switch design announces the firm’s new line of 220/240 explosion proof, differential indicating switches. They’re CSA, UL and ATEX certified. Benefits include: compact, lightweight aluminum (or 316/316L) body; weather-resistant 4-½” gauge front; ATE Ex dIIB+H2 ExII 2GD IP65 classification; ½” FNPT cable or conduit entry. The 220 is a piston style unit withstanding working pressures to 4,000 psi (275 bar) and ranges from 0-5 PSID to 0-100 PSID. Mid-West Instrument, Sterling Heights, MI, 800-648-5778,

Remote control actuator

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The 32 Series remote control pilot actuator is the latest product in Cla-Val’s line of advanced electronic control accessories. The submersible actuator maintains constant system pressure or flow rate with a set point that can be changed remotely. In the event of a power or signal failure, the valve continues to maintain accurate control, regardless of system fluctuations. The actuator, which operates off 12VDC or 24VDC, is ideal for solar power. It’s available with any new Cla-Val control valve and can be field retrofitted to most other installed automatic control valves. Cla-Val, Newport Beach, CA, 800-942-6326,

Process flowmeter

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With advanced differential pressure flow technology, the new V2 SystemTM flow meter from McCrometer features built-in flow conditioning for superior accuracy and requires minimum upstream/downstream straight-run piping when installed. It comes pre-packaged and ready to install with a new built-in 3-way valve that isolates the transmitter from the process fluid flow for easy maintenance without shutting down the pipeline. It’s the ideal new or retrofit flow meter solution in a wide range of industrial process or plant water and wastewater applications. McCrometer, Hemet, CA, 800-220-2279,

Satellite gas detector

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The Satellite gas detector (Model HVS400) monitors and reports a variety of hazardous and toxic gases to a SCADA system or other electronic monitoring equipment. Features include an LCD status indicator, one-person calibration, magnetic tamper-free switching, and a 4-20mA analog gas level output. It can be connected through a SCADA or other electronic system to Halogen Valve’s Emergency Gas Shutoff systems to immediately remedy a gas leak situation. The microprocessor-based electronics detect most toxic gases in ppm. Gases detected include: Ammonia, CO, chlorine, ClO2, O3 and SO2. Halogen Valve Systems Inc., Irvine, CA, 877-476-4222,

Butterfly valves

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Bray Controls has designed a blow-out proof stem for its high performance Series 40 butterfly valves. The high-strength 17-4 PH SS valve stem is now standard, bringing the series in compliance with the latest edition of the API 609 code for high performance butterfly valves. The series’ patented design received Chemical Processing’s Vaaler Award for Best Product shortly after it was introduced. Available in both wafer and lug style bodies, these high-performance valves offer proven bi-directional sealing to full ANSI Class 150, 300 or 600 ratings. Bray International Inc., Houston, TX, 281-894-5454,

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