PTFE Butterfly Valves have historically received bad press due to the perception that they leak. However with advances in technology and design, manufacturers are now supplying high quality valves that are bubble tight.
So what are the Design Features to look out for?:
- Top flange that conforms to EN / ISO 5211.
- A butterfly valve that complies with the requirements of the heating system regulations
- A one piece disc / shaft with centric bearing is safe against expulsion. Note the coating should be virgin PTFE with a thickness of at least 3mm.
- The shaft support is critical, specify at least 3 maintenance free bearings
- Ensure the sealing surface between disc and body liner is a matched machined pair to ensure long trouble free operation and no leaks.
- The attention given to detail in the sealing area – specify at least double sealing.
Ensure the PTFE coating thickness on the seat is at least 3mm and the wide chambered sealing serves as a double sided sealing of the flanges.
- The liner and the body are profile matched to prevent the liner being moved during operation
The liner is a critical component
- The liner has to be of a stable design as per 8 above
- The operational surfaces of the shaft sealing should be mechanically machined to ensure proper and accurate fit. With lack of memory in PTFE this is critical on high cycling valves
- The matched and machined sealing surfaces ensure 360 degree sealing. Kv values as well as opening and closing torques are optimised
EBRO have been at the forefront of valve design for years, The above design features will ensure long service life is guaranteed.
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