Valves New Ball Valve Series
SPX Flow has recently announced the release of a new range of ball valves from its APV brand. The ‘BLV1 Series’ adds to an already extensive portfolio of valves widely used across dairy, food & beverage, chemical processing, personal care, and other industries.
The new valves offer both durability and economy for a variety of applications in hygienic and non-hygienic applications. The series shares common parts with other APV valves across the portfolio, providing plants a common look, controls interface, and spare parts holding benefits with a multi-valve system. They are available with a simple manual handle with or without position feedback, as well as the same pneumatic actuators and a range of control units offered on the popular APV SV/SVS butterfly valve series. Advanced control unit options include the proven CU4 Series with ultra-bright LED position sensors and internal solenoids offering efficiency, clarity, and reliability at a competitive price, states the company.
The addition of this ball valve range to the APV portfolio makes the company’s offering more complete and provides customers with the convenience of a ‘one stop shop’ for all their valve needs, mentions the firm. The new series is competitive, reliable, yet an economical workhorse for a wide variety of applications.
The ball valve design is cavity filled with reinforced PTFE seats, stainless steel construction, and FDA approved food grade materials to provide hygienic performance. For utility service and other industrial chemical applications, the valves are designed with high temperature and pressure ratings and without the use of silicone. Other features include a wide range of both: inch and metric sizes, full port opening for unrestricted flow in the open position, and lockable manual handle for added security.
According to the company, the new range is provided based on its expertise in hygienic and other industrial applications. Having common parts with other valve types from both the APV and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell range, customers not only have the convenience of dealing with a single supplier but also benefit from greater efficiency for maintenance operations, adds the firm.