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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_series-4000-automated-knife-gate-valve-cycl.pngA knife gate valve is a component that utilizes a blade to cut through clogging of heavy liquids. These valves were designed to work in some of the most corrosive, erosive and abrasive environments in the world.

Knife gate valves were originally designed for the pulp and paper industry. Stringy pulp would get stuck between the wedge and the seat of a normal gate valve and prevent flow shut-off. Knife gate valves were specially designed with a sharp edge to cut through the pulp and seal.

How a Knife Gate Valve Works
Because of this highly effective design characteristics, knife gate valves have become invaluable when it comes to applications that involve viscous fluids, slurry and other systems where impingement is an issue.

Knife gate valves are used is a lot of processing plants today and come in large sizes which make it easier to handle thick flows of light grease, heavy oils, varnish, slurry, waste water and paper pulp. It's important to note that these valves do have low-pressure limitations and are designed to seat the blade into an elastomer seal once the blade cuts through the substances its handling. Thick liquids easily glide over these soft seals with no interference, however, when a solid mass or powder passes through the knife gate, the bulky, dry material ends up packing into the soft seals located at the end of the gate. When this happens, the seals eventually won’t close tightly enough. If this happens the seals will need to be replace.

When not to Use Knife Gate Valves
These valves shouldn't be used to regulate flow because whenever fluid is forced against a partially closed gate, a vibration takes place, gradually eroding the disk and seat. Consequently, knife gate valves should only be used completely closed or opened. In addition, these valves are designed to slowly open and close to safeguard against the impacts of water hammer.

Knife Gate Value vs. a Gate Valve
The biggest difference between knife gate valves and gate values is that gate valves are manufactured to ANSI standards while knife gate valves comply with TAPPI standards. The gate valve is also flanged, wider dimensionally, ANSI pressure rated and its API leak tightness standards need to be met. Gate values are bi-directional, and widely used in fluid applications and they only come with metal seats. Another difference between a knife gate valve and an ANSI gate valve is within the packing gland area. A gate valve has a v-ring packing set that seals the shaft that is attached to the gate. Knife gate valves have a packing gland area that seals around the gate.

A knife gate valve has a thin profile in comparison to an ANSI gate valve. Knife gate valves are predominately uni-directional (some options are bi-directional) and feature a lugged or wafer body, without flanges. The knife gate valve seats are available in everything from resilient to the metal versions.

The most significant benefits of knife gate valves are the weight (16" usually less than 300#) and the cost. ANSI gate valves are usually over 1200# and they more expensive.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wafer-lug-butterfly-valve-differences.pngButterfly valves have been around for a long time, and are used for a variety of applications. They made their first appearance during the 1930s, and have been utilized by several industries ever since. Often made out of cast iron, butterfly valve's name is based from the functionality of its disc. There are a few different types of butterfly valves, however, they fall into two basic types - Lug and Wafer valves.

More About Butterfly Valves

Butterfly valves are classified as "quarter-turn" valves. When the metal disk that's part of the valve’s design is rotated a quarter of a turn, it opens or closes. The disk, referred to as the "butterfly" is attached to a rod. When the butterfly valve is opened all the way, the disc rotates (a 1/4 turn), allowing for a nearly unrestricted passing of the fluid. You can also open the valve gradually to reduce flow. Turning the butterfly (disk), to close the valve, blocks the passage of the fluid. This is due to the disc always being perpendicular or parallel to the flow, resulting in a pressure decrease regardless of the position it is in.

Lug Butterfly Valve

The lug version of the butterfly valve's design is similar to a 3-piece ball valve in that one end of the line can be taken off without having an effect on the opposing side. This can be executed by using threaded inserts, flanges, along with two sets of lugs (bolts) that don't utilize nuts since each flange features its own bolts. It's also important to note that you don't need to shut down the entire system in order to clean, inspect, repair, or replace a lug butterfly valve (you would need to with a wafer butter valve).

Wafer Butterfly Valve

A wafer butterfly valve's function is to retain a seal to protect against dual-directional pressure differential in the flow of fluid. In other words, the wafer version of butterfly valves was designed to hold a tight seal, safeguarding against bi-directional pressure differential in order to avoid any backflow in systems that have been manufactured for uni-directional flow. This is accomplished by using a tightly fitted seal, such as an O-ring, gasket, precision machined, along with a flat valve face on the downstream and upstream sections of the valve.

Both lug and wafer butterfly valves are used in a number of applications for industrial sectors that include food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil, water as well as waste water management. The valves utilized in these industries are generally manufactured in compliance with the "Pharmaceutical Quality/Manufacturing Standard", cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) guidelines. Butterfly valves for the most part have replaced ball valves in a lot of industries. This is especially the case for those dealing with petroleum because of they are less expensive and easy to install. It's important to note that pipelines that contain butterfly valves can't be 'pigged' for cleaning. "Pigging" is the process of making use of devices referred to as "pigs" to carry out a variety of maintenance operations.

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Regulation of supply is a very crucial aspect in any form of transfer. The supply can be fluid in nature like water or oil and even gas. In our everyday life we need many different kind of supplies like the water and LPG gas and there is a need of a very effective supply chain system so it can reach to our houses without any fuss. Companies incorporate a chain of supply pipes for the supply of gas and fluid. These pipes can only be used as carrier as they cannot manage the process of transfer on their own.

Along with the pipeline valves are needed so that the supply can be controlled as per the demand of the user and the company. Valves are devices that can very effectively manage the flow and redirect the supply in a desired manner. These valves can easily close and open the passage of the supply as per the operator handling the supply chain. He can easily manage the supply with the help of these valves and can direct the flow to different locations as per his choice. The working of valves is very simple as they only work in dual manner i.e. opening and closing of the valves. Once the valves are open the fluid can flow easily at high rate from high pressure position to the low pressure one where the fluid is not present at that very particular moment. The other state of the valve is when it gets closed and in this condition it obstructs the passage of the supply and does not allow the flow of the fluid.

There are many different kinds of valves that are available in the market and all these valves serves an entire different purpose when it comes to their effective use. Some are used for farming and agricultural purposes while there are some that are designed with high tech material and are used in industrial purposes. Valves can be seen almost everywhere. It is present in the kitchen like the dish washer and can also be seen in the washers. Direct mount valves is another form of valves that are very common in the industries as it is loaded with many features and also available in a wide variety of options.

The user can choose from this huge pile of selection and select the one as per their needs and budget. Direct mount ball valves can easily be mounted directly and do not need installation of any effective tubing system along with the pipes. These valves comes in different forms like the 3-way valves and the 4-way solenoid valves. However the basic principle of working in these direct mount valves remain same with the slight difference in the way these valves handle the supply pressure. The amount of pressure these valves can manage can handle is measured in PSI.

Higher the PSI higher will be the pressure of the supply. Every organization need is different from the other and they can choose the one that meets their requirement.

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Butterfly valves are used to prevent and isolate the flow of fluid in industrial sectors. They are easy to handle and very fast in stopping the flow. They are majorly preferred by the customers because of its low cost and light weight. There are different types of butterfly valves are available in the market for wide range of uses and pressures.

  • The leading manufacturers of AWWA Butterfly Valve have to meet the standards and norms of AWWA standard C504.Every manufacturer assures that every design of valve is better than the previous one. Awwa butterfly valve doesn’t leak from anywhere and won’t damage by corrosion.
  • They are easy to maintain and possess low maintenance cost and perform amazingly well in worst conditions. Before manufacturing these butterfly valves they ensure the thickness of shell, torque capabilities and material of construction.
  • These AWWA Butterfly valves are not vulnerable to corrosion which will deposit on the iron valve body and also on the fittings of pipe adjacent to it. They design their valves with thick wall-stainless steel which is resistant of corrosion and smooth.
  • They don’t use lesser mating seats because they are not corrosion resistant and can damage the fittings and rubber seats adjacent to it due to corrosion.Seats incorporated on the disc of valves can be removed, replaced and adjusted easily. These butterfly valves are very flexible and can be adjusted in every possible direction.
  • Their valve seats should be manufactured in way that permits replacement and removal easily at the time of installation. If it will not manufactured like this then every time this butterfly valve will go to repair and become a burden on the owner.

AWWA Butterfly Valve Working Conditions:

A butterfly valve operation in the most adverse conditions and it is supposed to perform well in stress situations. Regardless of the direction of the fluid, the edge of the discs will always be little bit upstream which is good in worst conditions. These valves are very short and precise that’s why mostly preferred in industrial applications.

  • They are considered very reliable, effective and don’t ask for regular maintenance.  They have all the options to operate i.e. they can be configured manually, automatically and pneumatically. Automatic valves are durable that’s why responsible in the reduction of operational costs.
  • Different type of material is used in the construction of AWWA butterfly valve so that it can deliver best. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Carbon steel is preferably used to manufacture the valve and seat because it provide cost-effective solutions to its customers.
  • Carbon steel has one major drawback i.e. it easily get corroded. But this can be overcome easily by painting its surface. Stainless steel can also be used to manufacture these butterfly valves. There are so many versions of stainless steel are available in the market such as austenitic, duplex, ferritic and many more.
  • Low maintenance and operational cost of these valves increase its life-cycle and also saves the time of its customers which usually get lost in its maintenance.


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There was the time, when each and every thing associated with home and industry needed human hands to complete the work. However the world has seen immense development. These developments have changed the face of civilization. There are machines for every task. The computer and internet has brought everything on the cyber platter, within the reach of the click. However there are the industries like the aviation industry, automobile industry, sanitary industry, food industry, dairy industry whose needs are more pronounced than the numbers and files.

These fields require many things, to make their products and the making of the product requires many more machines and constitutes. Then there are also the side products released in the industrial process which as well need to reach the proper place. If the side or waste products interfere with the current or final product it might lead to many more problems.

The question about why do you need a sanitary valve, can very well be understood by the industry owners or the workers who ensure that the main product is formed authentic and pure. The sanitary valves have a great application in the dairy, medical, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry. And they have made sure to take over the domain.

The benefits associated with the sanitary valve

If a product is used by the industries or home widely, it instigates clearly about its advantages. However the benefits associate with the sanitary valves are summarized as here:

  • Crevice free- The applications of the sanitary valves in the industry such as food and medical, bespeaks about the fact that these need to be free from any sort of contamination. And if there is any crevice in the valves, there are more chances of the same. Hence the makers of the valves ensure that there is no place left for the crevice, so as to avoid any sort of contamination. Without the crevice their will not be any problem associated with the hygiene of the particular plant.
  • Easy to clean- The food and dairy industry are the ones, in which hygiene and health is of paramount importance. There will be so much work involved anyways in the industries, like regulating the flow of the product, ensuring the right amount of component, maintaining the temperature. Hence it is important that the cleaning work is not cumbersome. The sanitary valves are easy to clean since they are not stained easily. Thus can be used with ease.
  • Surface of the valves- If the surface of the valves is the smooth and polished, it does not undergo the process of rusting or corrosion. The amount of expense which goes wasted in changing the valves which rust and degrade the pipes is way too much. In order to avoid these there are available the sanitary valves, which are made of polished stainless steel.

There are a wide variety of sanitary valves used like the butterfly valve, ball valves, check valves, flow control valves and so on. However it is important to buy it from a company with positive reviews and which provides with hassle free delivery.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_true-union-pvc-ball-valve.pngThere has been immense development in every other field human is associated with. There are the leaps and bounds in the automobile industry, there has been innovation in the medical field and there is the so much innovations and improvement observed in the home industry. Each of these have continuously changed the facet of human life.

They have been of immense importance to the ease of living. There have been innovations not just in the products but also the chemical compounds which make the products. It is really fascinating to see, how well different types of compounds are utilized in order to make the same product, so as to benefit more and more individuals. These materials are more durable and more effective, and thus acquire the domain better. This is exactly the case of valves.

The usability of valves has made it indispensable in both the industry and home purpose. One cannot think about a home or an industry or an office without a valve. There was a time when metal valves were used all over, but gradually they are being replaced by the PVC valves. How strong the pvc valves are can be understood from the fact that they have completely replaced the market of metal valves. It is indeed simple to understand why these valves have taken a higher position in the industries, which have otherwise seen the adverse affect of corrosion. Corrosion has always had the most deteriorating impact on the valves; it thus completely mars the industry related to it. Thus the industry owner most of the expense goes into changing the valves after every period of time. Then there is the leakage involved which has a bad impact on the products. This is the reason the industries like, chemical processing, underground pipeline, highway maintenance, aviation, sewage handling, are more and more depending on the PVC valves.

The advantages of PVC valves

There are some definite advantages associated with PVC valves, which have made them crucial to be used in each and every industry and homes. The most important ones are summarized in here:

  • Non contaminating- The PVC valves offer non contaminating and smooth surface for process fluids.
  • Feasibility- Since the PVC valves are lighter in weight, hence can be used with ease. Their integration with plastic pipes and fixtures is also more feasible.
  • No acid formation- The PVC valves have a very smooth surface; hence any sort of acid formation is not possible.
  • Fire resistant- Most of the PVC valves are resistant to fire, which further emphasis why they are used more than the other valves.


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The main component of brass ball valves is brass and this is the reason the name is given to them. Brass is a copper and zinc alloy and has a bright golden red color because of which it is used to make decorative items. It is also very useful in application where low friction is required like gears, locks, doorknobs, bearings, valves and ammunition.

Among the various standards for brass ball valves are the standard number GB/T15185-1994, standard number JB/T8861-2004 and standard number NF/E29-354-2003.

The working of a brass ball valve is similar to a regular ball valve. It is a kind of quarter turn valve with a ball in the fluid flow passageway.

There is a hole in the valve which helps in opening and closing of the valve. When the ball is positioned in such a way that the hole of the valve is aligned with the passageway, the fluid simply flows through the hole which means that the valve is open. On the other hand when the hole is positioned in such a way that it is perpendicular to the passageway then the fluid stops flowing and this means that the valve is closed. These valves are excellent when it comes to functions like throttling control, shutoff, and fluid control.

Advantages of brass ball valves

  • Fluid resistance of this type of valve is very low in fact the full bore valve has practically no resistance at all
  • The brass ball valve has less weight and a simple structure which makes it very easy to operate and repair.
  • The seal and ball of the valve are close to each other which makes the valve very reliable and it does not erode easily with the working medium
  • It is very useful where regular application and rapid opening and closing is required
  • The mounting direction does not limit the flow direction of medium and it is very casual.

These are the reasons why brass ball valves are widely used in residential and light commercial applications. Typically the services attained from the brass ball valves include: multi purpose shut off valve which is widely used in domestic hot and cold water systems. It is also used in natural or bottled gas and compressed air systems on an industrial scale.

There are many companies that specialize in the manufacture and supply of brass ball valves and other types of valves. Of course the essential function of these valves of any kind is to control and regulate the flow of fluids. However, different types of valves are used in different situations with different fluids and also different applications.

Usually the contact information of the companies manufacturing and supplying these valves is mentioned on their websites. You can call them up and discuss your requirements with them. Their friendly staff usually is happy to provide you with the information that you require about the different types of valves and their usage. You can also conduct some research on the internet for gleaning this information. There are many articles and blogs that provide information about different types of valves and their best usage.

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Control valves regulate the flow of fluids as the position of the valve plug or disk changes with the force from the actuator. For this the valve has to achieve different things:

  • The fluid should be contained without external leakage
  • The capacity for intended service should be adequate
  • There should be proper end connections to combine with adjacent pipelines and actuator attachment means to permit transmission of actuator thrust to the valve plug stem or rotary shaft.

The development in technology has resulted in the creation of several styles of control valve bodies. Some of them can be used for different purposes as required. Let us look at some of them:

Single port valve bodies

This is the most common style and is simple in its construction. Various forms of this valve seat are available – angle, globe, forged, bar stock, and split constructions. The single port valves are used where the shut off requirements are stringent. In these valves metal to metal seating surface or soft seating with PTFE or other material is used to make the seat. Most service requirements can be handled with these types of valves. Due to the fact that the high pressure fluid is loaded in the complete area of the port, there is an unbalanced force created and this should be kept in mind while choosing actuators for them.

Balanced plug cage style valve body

This is also a popular type of valve used for many purposes. In this only one seat ring is used and hence it can be considered to be single ported. This provides the advantage of a balanced valve plug which usually only double ported valves provide. With the cage style trim there is the benefit of valve plug guiding, seat ring retention, and flow characterization. Apart from the sliding piston ring type seal separating the wall from the upper portion of the valve plug the cage cylinder completely ensures that there is no leakage of the upstream high pressure fluid into the downstream system which is lower pressure.

High capacity cage guided valve bodies

These are mainly designed for noise applications like high pressure gas reducing stations where the velocity of the gases is quite high especially at the outlet of the conventional valve bodies. There are oversized end connections incorporated in the design with a streamlined flow path which makes the trim maintenance easy with cage style constructions

Port guided single port valves

These are also very popular for different applications. They usually contain a screwed seat ring which can be difficult to take out later. It is possible to choose a smaller actuator for this type of valve due to the reduced dynamic forces acting on the plug, even though it is a single ported one with similar capacity.

There are many other types of valve seat materials and bodies that can be chosen according to the requirement at hand. You can learn about the different types of valve bodies, seat materials and their proper usage by conducting some research on the internet. There are not only the websites of the suppliers of these items, there are also many articles and blogs providing information about the different types of valves, seat materials and their usage.

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You are working hard day at office or home, and you need a relaxing shower to rejuvenate. A warm bath might just do the trick. Earlier taking a warm bath was a cumbersome affair, as you had to warm the water in a pot on a regular kitchen fire, but today things have changed. With the advent of technology now, you simply have to open the tap and the warm water gushes out.   

Water taps evolved as an inspiration from the nice feeling of get wet in the rain. Subsequently, with advance in technology and designs, different shower taps came into existence. From simple taps emerged designer faucets and luxury bath fittings emerged. Without a good material and a valve, these types of bathing accessories would not survive, and stainless steel plays an important role. Today, valves and spray heads are manufactured from sturdy stainless steel or brass. These alloys are rust free and are easy to maneuver for years at stretch.

Process of manufacturing Stainless steel valves

The discovery of this alloy allowed the largest global production of faucets with durable and superior quality valves. To enhance their shelf-life they are chrome plated for high resilience and beauty. The important steps in manufacturing the stainless steel valves are as follows:
The hot steel alloy is poured into different tap molds, which are subjected to hot and cooling technique to give shape to the product. Once the batch of faucets is prepared, the designers and technical teams on the shop floor figure out the matching valve that would easily fit in the taps- well that’s the short way of explanation. Read out for a detailed method.

The raw material (iron and alloy) is first melted to be used in different forms. It’s density and tensile strength is monitored through the fabrication process. An electric furnace burning at more than 400 degree Celsius is used for crafting tough steel. 

Different grades of the stainless steel are required to manufacture the right quality of valves for use in industrial or residential purpose. Under this process, the alloy is molded and prepared through tuffling, sandblasting, and wire cutting.

Next follows the procedure of precision grinding that involves internal grinding of the stainless steel valve to produce the perfect cut and finish before the final product is sand blasted to give it a shimmering appeal and touch.

Modern baths and kitchens use designer faucets that require superior quality valve that would not rust easily die to regular use, and stainless steel is the perfect choice for designing such valves. For industrial tanks and machinery, that need valves only top grade stainless steel is used.
Finding stainless steel valve is easy simply walk into your neighborhood store or directly contact the manufacturers, if you intend to make the bulk purchase. You must inquire well about the products durability and price for a comparison before you make an educated purchase decision. 

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A valve is used to control flow of liquids and gases. And ball, gate and globe valves are used to control flow of liquids. These valves in all forms are used to create waterways, and it is therefore essential to understand the differences and their uses.

Ball Valves                                                   

Ball valve made of solid elements offers high durability, and have the ability to function perfectly even after long idle time. It has a sphere made of brass, stainless steel, or chrome plated brass, embedded inside the conduit. On the top of the sphere is a lever attached which can move in a quarter turn only. When the level lies parallel to the pipe, the sphere allows water to flow. When the lever is perpendicular to the pipes the solid sphere blocks the water flow. The water flow is controlled by moving the lever from 0 to 90 degree in terms with the pipe with whom it is attached.

On the flip side though you have the provision to make water flow partially through the pipes by keeping the lever in between 2 limits, but due to water pressure, water pipes might distort.

The advantage of this kind of valves is that you can easily and quickly open or close it. However, water hammers the sphere and the sides of the pipe all the time, except when it is fully open to channelize the water.

Globe Valve

Globe valve is wheel based valves which when turned on reduces the flow of water though a pipeline by a set of stationary ring seat in a spherical body. Globe valves contain a spherical area, separated into 2 halves by an opening that forms a seat. On this seat, a plug can be screwed, using the wheel that can control the flow of water or stop it altogether.
It is difficult to understand if a globe valve is open or close, especially if it is partially open. Furthermore, it cannot be operated single handedly, as in the case of ball valve.

Gate Valves

Gate valves are used to control the flow of liquid and it is generally operated by turning a wheel and the gate moves up and down. When the wheel is turned to bring the gate down, and it reaches the lowest position, it blocks the flow of water. When the wheel is operated to do the opposite, the gate is in the highest position, and the water can flow without any hindrance.

It is quite easy to realize which position the gate is by looking at the rising stems, which are part of the Gate Valves. If the stems are rising and is visible it means the Gate Valve is open and when the stems are not visible it means the Valve is closed.

Gate Valves stay in contact with the flowing water, and thus is highly susceptible to corrosion and subsequently becomes non-functional and finally breaks. As it is operated slowly the chances of water hammering is negligible. It should be used either in open or closed conditions, if partially kept it might get damaged by water pressure and vibration.

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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_slide-link02.pngInflammable or combustible tanks located inside buildings should consist of an automatic closing heat-actuated valve on each outlet connection situated below the liquid level to avoid continued flow of fire proximity to the tank.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also added to the above precautionary measures by stating that emergency shutoff valves should include the following mandatory means of closing, which states that fusible elements should have a melting point not exceeding 250 degrees F and should be equipped with automatic shutoff through therma (fire) actuation. Manual shutoff should be present both at a remote location and at the installed location.

Furthermore, all storage tanks containing highly inflammable or poisonous materials should be provided with a heat sensitive automatic closure valve on the inlet and outlet of the tank.

To manage fail-safe situations involving the use of combustible compounds, American valve manufacturing companies has created specialized fusible link assemblies made from carbon compounds. Wherever the temperature rises exorbitantly due to a fire, the main valve closes with the rupturing of the fusible link. Therefore, the spread of fire and the threat of explosion are considerably reduced as the flow of the flammable liquids or gases is stopped.

Applications of Fusible Link

A fusible link functions as a fail-safe close valve in a containment system on a gas line, which cuts the flow through the pipeline during a fire. Fusible links offer protection against fire at tank farms, airports, and petroleum plants. Fusible link valve assemblies are found in storage tanks, carrying vessels, or mixing vessels to control the spread of fire by automatic shut-off of flow.

Fire safety protection systems also use fusible link assemblies as a fail-safe open valve. Introducing a fusible link assembly in the fire safety pipeline or fire suppression system can control the spreading of fire by the automatic opening of a valve that would allow the flow of water or fire-suppressing chemicals to douse out the fire, fusible link assemblies can also help in cooling a storage tank.

The innovative design of Valtorc's fusible link assemblies allows the use of a single valve on a pipe instead of two. These assemblies are further subdivided into low torque, mid torque and high torque series. Apart from the other commonly available fusible link assemblies available in the market that  require the placement of a separate manual valve upstream, the Valtorc fusible link assemblies including the low torque and mid-torque are constructed in such a way that a single valve can work as a manually managed unit, even when the fusible link is armed. The option of manual operation is also available in the high torque series, which can be done by just disconnecting the fusible links.  Additionally, the assemblies can be customized to suit the needs of the customer. The valves undergo factory assembly and testing so as to ensure maximum safety and customer satisfaction.

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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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b2ap3_thumbnail_3way-butterfly-valve-blue-actuator-valve9.pngThe assemblage of a butterfly valve is embodied a metal plate with a rod that goes through the circle. The bar is joined with an actuator or a manual lever which controls the circle turning it parallel or perpendicular to the stream. Contingent on the application, the circle might be made of steel, plastic, stainless steel or carbon steel. There are diverse choices of actuators for this valve: pneumatic, electric and electro-water driven, manual and a rigging sort.

There are different butterfly valves being used in every industry possible. The butterfly valve, otherwise known as quarter-turn valve, is a standout amongst the most famous and conservative valves. You may not understand it, however you experience butterfly valves once a day. These valves, made of cast iron, carbon steel, plastic or stainless steel, are frequently used in several applications where grouped sorts of liquids, gas, air, steam are continuously controlled by closed off or throttling. This valve is magnificent for close off applications and the circle can totally hinder the path for liquids.

Design of a 3-way butterfly valve

A 3-way butterfly valve comprises of a moderately level round plate with a pole through its measurement. The round plate makes an immaculate seal in the channel in which it is introduced by being flush with the funnel. The rod in the width of the round plate uses up the channel as a turning system that turns the rod and so pivots the roundabout valve plate. The pole, like the roundabout plate, must be flush with the dividers of the hold in which it is set, in order to wipe out the danger of holes. It is for the most part not able to be seen inside the valve, in light of the fact that it is typically catapulted between two different plates that make up the roundabout plate.
Ball Valve Element

A circular part in a three-way valve that has an opening straight through it is a ball valve element is a. The ball valve component turns on its hub on a ring valve situate within a three-way valve, either uncovering the opening or dismissing it from the valve opening (where the funnel, tubing or hose meets the valve). A handle is mounted on the outer surface top of the valve for opening, shutting and controlling the bearing water moves through the three entries in the valve. A full bore three-way valve lets loose component with the opening measured to the definite size of the funnel inside. The essentialness of full bore 3-way butterfly valve is persistent, even weight moving through the channel. Also, the seal is less inclined to holes.

Characteristically 3-way valves alone can't be fire-safe in light of the fact that their multiport outline does not permit them to stop. 3-way valves are accessible with flame safe gaskets and organ pressing. A flame tried framework might be attained by applying the 3-route on two ports. A L port or a T port 3-way could be connected.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-way-stainless-steel-ball-valve-side-handle.pngBall valves are predominantly used to control the stream of high weight fluids and gas lines. This is on the grounds that they don't result in any drop in weight or limit liquid development when completely opened. They are chiefly utilized when the supply pipe has an internal breadth of 6 inches or less.

A ball valve is a port valve that opens to give water access and cuts off to close water. It is named for the ball inside the valve that pivots. They are utilized within numerous zones because of their simplicity of repair and capacity to withstand weight and temperature. Contingent upon what they are made of, ball valves can hold up to ten thousand pounds for every square inch and up to 200 degrees Celsius. They extend in size from a quarter-inch opening to a foot wide or bigger.

Design of a Ball Valve

Valtorc’s 3-way ball valves are made up of an external shell, a ball with a gap in it and a handle. These are the fundamental segments. To take a gander at the valve essentially, the ball inside the shell fittings up the valve opening. A handle joined to the ball can turn the ball from outside the valve shell. The ball has a gap through the center that will permit water to pass. Right when the handle is turned to the empty position the opening in the ball is facing the same heading as the valve shell. To close it, the handle is moved and the ball turns with the opening standing up to the sides of the valve divider.

Types of Ball Valve

There are few types of ball valves. The full port valve has an opening in the ball that has the same measurements as the pipe that it is appended to. This keeps water from being limited as it streams. The diminished port valve makes an opening in the ball that is more diminutive than the funnel. This makes less water stream. A trunnion valve has a pin securing the ball so it doesn't stick. This is for high speed stream. There are three- and four-path valves, too. With these the stream is changed by the position of the ball. The opening in the bundle of the valve is ordinarily molded like a T or L. When it is a T it can permit stream in two bearings immediately or one bearing with the other side shut. When it is a L shape it permits stream in standout heading at once.


A Valtorc ball valve can provide for you the ideal seal. You won't expect any spillages when the valve is completely shut. The other stunning thing about the ball valve is the way that it turns paying little heed to the weight from the supply pipe. This is a valve which won't lessen the weight of the liquid once it is completely opened. Ball vales have an extremely straightforward structure. They are additionally more modest and lighter contrasted with numerous different sorts of valves. Ball valves give exceptionally adaptable delicate seals which make it simple for one to work them. Ball valves give the most modest level of liquid safety contrasted with all different sorts of valves.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_teflon-lined-butterfly-valve-wafer-lug-series-1900.pngTeflon coated ball valves: Teflon has properties like non-adherence, resistance to extremely high temperature, resistance to atmosphere and artificial responses making it most suitable for Industrial coatings. Because of its properties, Teflon paint is unreasonable constraining the client to augment the paint use rather than Teflon. This is utilized both for positive and negative charging Teflon Powders and paints. Valves with covering are mostly for against sticky. The covering will determinedly hold fast to the surface of the parts covered. Valve body, end tops, ball and stem are the parts normally covered.

Benefits of Teflon coated ball valves: Electrostatic Liquid Painting Equipment could be suitably utilized for Teflon covering encouraging paint reserve funds up to 15-20% prompting substantial expense investment funds. Fluid Teflon painting by Electrostatic instrument took after by application of Teflon powder is carried out on Ball valves, cooking utensils, channeling, irons and so forth.

Butterfly Valve: A Teflon coated butterfly valve is a quarter turn valve that can be used as an on-off valve or throttling valve. The butterfly valve is of two types, a concentric and an eccentric type. The eccentric type can be of single type, double type, or triple-offset type. Yet despite the fact that there is a possibility to have single-offset butterfly valve, but it is rare to find in the market. The most accessible in the marketplace are eccentric type are double-offset or triple-offset.

Benefits of a Butterfly Valve: Butterfly valves are like ball valves however have a few favorable circumstances. They are little and, when impelled pneumatically, open and close rapidly. The circle is lighter than a ball, and the valve requires less structural backing than a ball valve of similar distance across. Butterfly valves are exceptionally exact, which makes them worthwhile in mechanical applications. They are truly solid and require next to no support. Butterfly valves could be designed to work physically, electronically or pneumatically. Pneumatic valves work generally quickly. Electronic valves oblige an indicator to the gearbox to open or close, while pneumatic valves might be either single or twofold incited.

There are some positive points which greatly improve the Teflon coated ball than the butterfly valves.

  • Non-stickiness
  • Resistance to high temperature
  • Resistance to climate and synthetic responses

You can utilize the valve for a long time without encountering any misfortune in type of spillages. This fundamentally implies that the valve is solid and financially savvy in the long haul. This is the sort of valve that could be built to stand to a great degree high weight. Actually, you will understand that high weight frameworks typically paint the town valve inside them.

Valtorc's butterfly valves give a sparing answer for stream control with their bi-directional service. Teflon covered steel butterfly valves altorc's Teflon covered steel butterfly valves perfect for nourishment, corrosive, pharmaceutical and oil/gas commercial enterprises. Teflon covered steel butterfly valves are offered in manual as standard or discretionary incited bundles. This butterfly valve is self greasing bearings, and can sustain high weight and temperature.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_typical-butterfly-valve.gifButterfly valves are like ball valves however have a few focal points. They are small and when activated pneumatically, open and close rapidly. The plate is lighter than a ball, and the valve requires less structural backing than a ball valve of equivalent distance across. Butterfly valves are exceptionally precise, which makes them invaluable in modern applications. They are truly solid and require almost no upkeep. There are two sorts of butterfly valve, an eccentric type and a concentric. The eccentric type can be single, double, or triple-offset type.  The most accessible in the business sector for eccentric type are double-offset or triple-offset. A few times this 2 sub-sort of butterfly valve is additionally called as an elite butterfly valve. With these 3 variation of butterfly valve (concentric, double offset, and triple offset), in what condition we ought to utilize a concentric, double-offset, or the triple-offset one?

As a matter of fact let’s see what is the diverse between concentric butterfly valve, the triple-offset butterfly valve and double-offset butterfly valve. The concentric butterfly valve is a standard or a general utilize butterfly valve. The pole is found in the middle of the plate. Amid opening or shutting, there are a few parts of the plate that constantly in-contact or rubbing the seat. This course of action will make the seat encounter a grating each one time the valve is working. In run of the mill application, this concentric butterfly valve is constrained to class 150 because of its seat outline.

The Benefits of Double Offset Butterfly Valves: The double-offset butterfly valve is a valve that has 2 counterbalance contrasts and the concentric butterfly valve. The principal balance is the pole that is spotted not in the middle of the plate yet found on somewhat behind the circle. This balance will make the valve has a nonstop fixing surface on the circle. The second balance is the pole that placed not in the funnel fixates line yet found on somewhat in the right half of the focal point. This counterbalance will make the valve didn't touch the seat at all when it is completely opens (see delineation beneath). This plan will make the seat encounter a less grating than the concentric sort butterfly valve and accordingly will delay its lifetime. In common application, this twofold balance butterfly valve is restricted to class 600.

The Benefits of Triple Offset Butterfly Valves: Triple Offset Butterfly Valves are vital in applications where bubble-tight shut off is needed. In a few applications, bubble-tight shut off can't be accomplished utilizing twofold counterbalanced butterfly valves. A few applications don't give themselves well to conventional butterfly valves, for instance applications including savage chemicals or media with little particles inclined to obstructing valves and duct. In these types of applications, Triple Offset Technology offers huge profits.

The triple-offset butterfly valve is a valve that has 3 balance contrast and the concentric butterfly valve. Much the same as the Double Offset butterfly valve that has 2 balances, this triple counterbalance additionally has the same counterbalance aside from it has one extra counterbalance which is a funnel shaped shape seat. This tapered shape seat will match with the plate that likewise created to match the seat. This plan will make the seat has no grating or rubbing while shutting or opening. This game plan will additionally make the valve has an air pocket tight in high weight application and any longer lifetime as opposed to Double Offset butterfly valve.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_actuated-brass-ball-valves.pngThere are diverse range of valve present in American business, figure out how to actuated ball valve and butterfly valve and a lot of people more valves.

Ball Valve:
Ball valves give a temperate and dependable strategy for controlling on and off stream in a funnel line. Pivoting the ball 90° opens or shuts the stream section. The ball valve might be worked with an electric actuator, air actuator or hand lever. Favorable circumstances of ball valves over other sort valves may include: higher streams with less weight drop, higher weights, higher temperatures, straight through stream way and more extensive media similarity.

3-Way Ball Valve:
Three port ball valves are accessible in either L or T molded stream pathway within the ball. A one quarter rotation of the ball changes the valve position. Multiport 3 way valve takes into consideration blending and bypassing or use it as a diverter valve.

Flanged Ball Valve:
Flanged ball valves are introduced in a funnel line with standard ANSI/ASME sort rib mounting and used to turn stream on and off. The rib ball valve takes out channel strings and considers simple expulsion from the funnel line for upkeep.

Butterfly Valves:
A butterfly valve normally mounts between two funnel spines and uses a quarter turn plate for turning stream on and off. The lug butterfly valve has mounting strings incorporated with the body for appending to the spines. The wafer butterfly valve mounts to a set of funnel spines with through jolts.

Actuated Butterfly Valves:
Ductile Iron and PVC Butterfly Valves are accessible with an electric Actuator or an Air Actuator. The valve actuator is immediate mounted to the butterfly valve, wiping out the requirement for sections, offering a huge expense funds. The incited butterfly valve is accessible with a valve positioner, position limit switches and different embellishments.

Two diverse kind of Valve Actuator introduce in the business sector.

Electric Actuator:
Valtorc electric actuators utilize an engine and apparatus box to pivot a yield drive. This yield drive is utilized to open and close ball valves, butterfly valves and different gadgets. Valves might be guide mounted to actuators by means of the standard Iso5211 interface, dispensing with the expense of mounting sections. DPS Valve Positioner and BSR battery spring return choices are accessible.

Pneumatic Actuator:
Rack and pinion quarter turn air actuators give a basic and dependable system for mechanizing ball valves and butterfly valves. Actuators are accessible in spring return or twofold acting. Spring return actuators utilization pneumatic force to open and springs to close the valve (safeguard). Two-fold acting air actuator utilization is air to open and air to close.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_valves_product_11.pngThe requirement for American valve items keeps on growing, and wholesalers who can supply the full bundle of valve results are sought after. Turn into a Valve wholesaler and you can harvest the profits of this prosperous industry!
Exploit the numerous profits Valtorc can offer you:

  • Conduct business with what is rapidly turning into a standout amongst the most conspicuous valve marks in the American market.
  • Preparing projects and item writing for shipper staff are accessible and might be suited to your needs and necessities.
  • A variety of valves are presently accessible, with new items presented a few times each year.

Interest of Valtorc, America at national and state exchange shows, pushing the extent brings about referrals sent to our dealer wholesalers. Valtorc, America site holds forward item data and industry news.

At Valtorc, we wish to fabricate a solid wholesaler organize all through America. Our objective is not to overpopulate a territory with various merchants, however to aid and fabricate with a wholesaler that wishes to develop and backing Valtorc. We realize that we can't be everything to everybody, except we request that you consider calling us first for aid to you, our merchant. In the event that you are a wholesaler in our business and are tired battling the same supplier who has set up different wholesalers in your general vicinity, then make a move and switch!

At Valtorc, we are here to guide you, the wholesaler, about purchasing our complete line of clean stainless steel stream parts for the bread kitchen, drink, corrective, dairy, sustenance and unified businesses. We have item indexes prepared to ship to you so your deals staff can put their cards on the list for the end client. On the off chance that you require prompt support with you and your end client, we can three-route call to answer any inquiries you have.

Make and distribute a full range of 304 series stainless steel and 316 series stainless steel sanitary fittings, tubing, valves and pumps utilized as a part of the sustenance, dairy, drink, nonessential, pharmaceutical and modern markets. Valtorc offers clasp, weld, slant seat, I-Line, European and different fittings in a mixed bag of sizes running from ½" to 12", including a vast range of Biopharm fittings from sizes ½" to 6".

Valve line incorporates, ball valve, butterfly valve, check, seat, long stroke, blend evidence, PMO, diaphragm and examining. All valves might be supplied with a mixed bag of activation and control bundles.

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