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DURAPIPE LAUNCHES A PATENTED NEW VALVE

Posted: Thursday 14th August 2014

Durapipe UK, leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance pipework systems and products, is expanding its range of valves by launching the VKR metering ball valve, the patented ball valve which offers the most linear cotrol of flow of liquids on the market.

The new valve contains a ball which enables the linear flow of liquid, with a patented, regulating fin shaped ball, a dial on top of the valve to indicate percentage of flow and an updated easy to fit design. The range is available in various sizes from 16mm – 63mm and is available in PVC-U.

Unlike other solutions that are available, where the flow increase is greater or smaller at either the start or the end of the opening cycle, the new VKR valve is linear throughout the full cycle. Furthermore the valve can be proportionally actuated using an electric positioning actuator with 4-20mA input. The VKR valve is lightweight, easy to install and available from stock within 48 hours of ordering.

James Roper, Brand Manager at Durapipe, said:

“Our patented ball valve design is unique and the most specialist design on the market as the ball allows for a more linear and controlled flow. The valve is ideal for installing on any chemical dosing projects at chemical treatment, water treatment and chemical processing plants. This type of regulating operation is usually done with a diaphragm valve but the maximum flow can be increased by up to 37 percent by using the new VKR valve instead. Additionally, the VKR valve is interchangeable with any existing Durapipe VKD valves, which makes retro-fitting the new valve much simpler.”




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