Modular Valve Bodies New Modular Valve Solutions For Cramped Installations
Modern piping systems need valves with simple design, small dimensions and high pressure and temperature tolerance. Bürkert tries to feature these qualities in a new modular valve body concept.
. Combining several valves into a compact and robust housing Bürkert hopes to offer a solution for confined installations. The reduced amount of pipework necessary for the installation shall also simplify planning and reduce costs. Needing less connection pieces the units also have less weak spots for potential leaks. The new valve designs are based on Bürkerts existing valve types 2000 Inox, Element and Classic.
The 2000 Inox system combines DN10 diameters with minimal installation space, eliminating conventional pipe connectors such as elbows or T-adapters. According to Bürkert, these features help to reduce the risk of leaks, require less material than conventional installations and, by combing several functions in one unit, improve system performance and reliability.
The systems based on the Element and Classic lines use DN20 and DN25 diameters. Here an orbital welding is used to combine several valve bodies to a block, using conventional orbital electrodes. This rugged welded valve body makes the unit extremely robust, the company says. The new valve bodies can be combined with Bürkert's existing actuators, position indicators or positioners.