Water Treatment New All-Plastic Butterfly Valve Beats Metal in Every Round
GF Piping Systems launched its new Butterfly Valve 565 onto the market. The highly reliable, cost-effective, lightweight, all-plastic valve produced in Switzerland proves its clear superiority over metal valves in water treatment applications.
The all-plastic butterfly valve 565, beats metal alternatives, not just in water treatment but in a wide range of other applications. It is strong but lightweight, consisting of high-performance plastic components, states the company. It is applicable for up to 16 bars, and tough temperature ranges from -10°C to +80°C.
The butterfly valve is 60 % lighter than a comparable metal valve, so a single technician can safely and easily handle it during installation. The lightweight material also minimizes the energy consumed for transportation and installation, adds the firm. After installation, the reduced static weight's advantages can become even more significant, e.g., in marine water flow systems.
Thanks to its higher resistance against corrosion, longer service life, and more effectives use of energy and resources during industrial production; the new valve provides a more cost-effective and sustainable solution for water treatment customers. According to the company, its quick and simple retrofit capability adds to the knockout arguments that will make the highly reliable and lightweight butterfly valve a winner in the market segment.
Designed to be quick and easy to install, the valve comes in the same installation length as metal valves (ISO 5752 Row 20), therefore avoiding costly modifications on the existing piping systems, a clear advantage over its metal opponent, mentions the firm.
The butterfly valve is made from superior thermoplastics and built to last, with a longer lifespan in water flow applications and a greater contribution to a more sustainable world, concludes the company.