Butterfly valve designed for easy adjustment, long life

Butterfly valve designed for easy adjustment, long life
American-BFV from Val-Matic

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Water system operators don’t have the luxury of worrying about the valves on their piping systems. They need to have confidence that the infrastructure can be installed and forgotten about. American-BFV butterfly valves from Val-Matic are designed to instill that confidence.

American-BFV butterfly valves are highly engineered to provide long life and trouble-free performance. Available in a wide range of pressure classes, the American-BFV is a versatile valve that can be installed in municipal, industrial and power applications. Continuous uninterrupted seating and the Tri-Loc Seat Retention System ensures seat integrity and allows for field adjustment/replacement without the need for special tools or epoxies.

“The Tri-Loc system ensures seat integrity by securing the seat through three different mechanical methods to ensure long-term dependable service,” says Alissa Kantola, marketing project coordinator for Val-Matic. “Provided in all sizes, the Tri-Loc provides ease of adjustment or replacement without special tools or removing the valve from the line.”

A ductile iron disc adds strength, allowing the disc to have a smaller cross section, providing improved headloss characteristics. The valves are offered in 150B and 250B AWWA classes with flanged end connections in 3- to 144-inch sizes, and mechanical joint end connections in 4 to 48 inches. According to Kantola, the valve is a fit for a variety of applications.

“It is good for municipal, industrial and power applications such as shut-off service, modulating service, buried/plant service, pump control and isolation,” she says. “Media applications include raw water, potable water and treated wastewater.”

Wafer-style butterfly valves are designed with ANSI 125 flanges or ISO PN10 and PN16 flanges in 4- to 24-inch sizes. The valve fully complies with AWWA C504 and C516, certified NSF/ANSI 61 for drinking water and NSF/ANSI 372 Certified Lead-Free. Val-Matic has manufactured butterfly valves since 1999, making several improvements over the following years.

“Our research and design efforts have enhanced the seat design, improved the structure of the disc and expanded the size range up to 144 inches,” says John Ballun, Val-Matic’s president and CEO. “AWWA Proof of Design tests have been conducted on valves and actuators up to 96 inches and 250 psi design.”

Ballun says that of all the valve’s features, customers find the easy adjustment the most beneficial. “Customers have found the easily adjustable feature for all sizes a real plus,” he says. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com


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