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Kennesaw, GA - Monday, September 25, 2017; The series 390 stainless steel flush bottom tank valve release features a number of port configurations, including standard, full port pipe and full port tube dimensions. There are also a several end connection options available include Tri clamp, socket weld (SW), threaded (NPT), butt weld, 150# and 300# flanged and grooved. Additionally, there are a wide range of seats available, including EPDM, BUNA, PEEK, Derlin, TFE, RTFE, Viton and several others, such as the optional cavity fillers.

Flush bottom tank ball valves are also referred to as drain valves or bottom valves. As the reference suggests, flush bottom tank ball valve release is commonly used to flush out the slurry or liquid from the bottom of huge tanks, receivers and reactors.

Series 390 Flush Bottom Tank Ball Value Details

Available in sizes 1" through 4"

Connection and availability includes:

  • Tri Clamp
  • NPT (threaded) in 150# or 300#
  • Flanged
  • Socket Weld
  • Grooved End

Makes it possible for the pad to be welded directly to the tank without disassembly of the ball valve. Built to allow the ball to extend into the tank creating reduced dead space in which media can accumulate.

Because it's machined from 316L stainless steel, flaws and porosity that are commonly associated with cast materials are eliminated. The stainless steel they are machined with also helps eliminate corrosion. Well suited for actuation and the centering lip characteristic ensures precise alignment of the coupler and bracket stem. In addition, in-line maintenance of the valve can be completed without the need to remove the actuator. Ball valves and their related pads are offered in standard, full port pipe and port tube dimensions, assuring the correct piping system sizing.

Flush Bottom Valve Utilization
Flush bottom valves ensure efficient draining of the liquid and/or slurry from the tank. The distinctive design of the flush bottom ball valve prevents the development of the dead area in the valve, meaning no hold up area in the vessel or tank. This action is established as the ball of the valve will come in the level using the inlet flange. Flush bottom valve release is intended for on/off service and it shouldn't be utilized for throttling solutions. When it comes to installation, with the provided dimensions and installation instructions, customers are assured a trouble-free fitment.

About Valtorc International
Valtorc International is a leader in product innovation and design. A United States based company, they're a leading provider in the valve and industrial market worldwide. Valtorc manufactures high quality flush bottom tank ball valve releases, control valves, v-port ball valves, v-notch ball valves and butterfly valves and are also known for their untouchable valve automation methods. To learn more, please visit:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Alert-Icon-.pngValtorc International has been notified about several websites and one specific Chinese oriented company that is illegally reproducing Valtorc International actuators.  The company, which is located in China and listed on multiple Asian market websites such as AliExpress and Baidu has violated Valtorc copyrights, trademarks and any patents associated with Valtorc International products.

The products in question are actuators which have the Valtorc International trademark, marked as "Valtorc Actuators USA".  The part numbers start with a "UM-XX-XX" which has been traced to various locations, email addresses, online aliases and Chinese IP numbers. 

We advise our current and future customers to be on the look out for fake, counterfeit, stolen and replica Valtorc International products.  We believe we are the target of this attack due to our American presence and our trusted 40 year brand name with high quality products.

It is very important to note that these actuators are NOT made to the same standards of our Valtorc International products.  This is the same low quality reproduction seen in fake watches, computer hardware and brand name clothing also seen in recent news.

We urge anybody who spots the below products to contact our company president, AJ Bental (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or at 770-423-7100.

All Valtorc Products have a serial number prefix seen below:


Below, are examples of the fake product tags:



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b2ap3_thumbnail_Made_In_USA.pngValves have become an important part of our lives. Ranging from high-rise buildings to shops, from space probes to nuclear plants, from airplanes to your car; you will find valves performing their basic functions almost everywhere. The entire plumbing systems are dependent on valves, and so, it is critical to select the right valves to save costs and most important of all, to save lives.

When it comes to choosing valves, American companies are highly preferred. In fact, the American valve manufacturing companies supply over 35% of global valve demand. Dedication to provide quality products and high regards for safety are the main reasons for this phenomenal success.

A few more reasons for their popularity;

Safest Products: American companies design and monitor plumbing valves to curtail the impact of chemicals on the safety and health of humans and the environment. This makes them the safest and reliable source for plumbing products, especially valves.

Highly Dependable: The complete range of plumbing valves is certified with the state approved authorities such as California Proposition 65 and ANSI/NSF Standard 61. Thus, companies carrying these accreditation's are considered most reliable and dependable.

Superior Product: Designs by American valve companies guarantee superior operation and stability in body design. Their products are highly resistant to corrosion, highly durable and offer a true value for the money. Subsequently, they get a higher edge over their global competitors.

These valves surpass the ISO 9000 quality test to ensure quality without compromise. They create products, which fulfill all requirements and daily needs of the plumbing sector, be it for high-rise buildings or anywhere else where plumbing is required. Often the flexible connectors for use in plumbing come with a lifetime warranty.

These American manufactured valves quickly reduce the water flow to avoid scalding, when hot water reaches unsafe temperatures. Upon cooling of the water in the pipeline (usually 30 seconds), the water flow automatically re-starts. Such is the consistency of American manufactured valve products.

Superior Customer Support in the Industry:

Social Responsibility: Besides the basic products, the American companies and the entire Industry employ 30,000 directly in supporting jobs and the number is increasing, rapidly. In April, 2015 alone, around 223,000 more jobs were added. Hence, American valve companies also have a moral backing besides providing quality products to customers worldwide.

No Doubt, American valves is the most preferred and trusted source of plumbing products to rely on.

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