3 Way Sanitary Butterfly Valves Used In The Chemical, Dairy, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries

Stainless steel 3-way sanitary butterfly valves are engineered and developed for use in applications that necessitate a sterile, clean environment. Common product features typically incorporated into the sanitary valve design include uncomplicated cleaning characteristics in which the valves have minimal or no crevice sections. There are numerous specifications involved with 3-way sanitary butterfly valve design, including operating temperatures, the diameter of the valve along with the media variety, including gases, liquids, liquids with suspended solids and gases being used in the tubing system. The commonly used end types of stainless sanitary valves are welded and clamp.

3-way sanitary butterfly valves help provide unrestricted flow through. These sanitary valves can be serviced without completely removing it from the line, a significant benefit. The stainless-steel models provide higher corrosion resistance, protecting against industrial solvents and chemicals.

Plug valves have the longest history of service as a sanitary valve option and they're still commonly used. Today's 3-way sanitary butterfly valves, however, offer greater durability and ease of use for a wide range of high pressure applications. Actuated, stainless steel butterfly valves are primarily used in the chemical, dairy, beverage or pharmaceutical industries in which an application is required for an air to open, spring to close sanitary pneumatic valve usage.

3-way sanitary butterfly valves are available in sizes 1/2" up to 6" fully automated. 316 stainless steel butterfly valves are paired with 316L polished discs, equipped with electric or pneumatic actuation. Other available seat options include FDA approved EPDM, Viton and silicon.

The series 545SN 3 way sanitary butterfly valve in the 316L stainless steel series stands above others in the fine chemical and sanitary fields. Incorporated in the valves is an advanced design with unique characteristics not incorporated in other valves to date. All valves undergo extensive testing along with field evaluation before they're made available. The 545SN series is also FDA approved. These sanitary butterfly valves are ideally suited for the food service industry with 110PSI max 200F. Available with electric or stainless steel actuation with on/off and modulating options. Special features include:

  • 316L stainless steel body
  • Available sizes 1/2" to 6"
  • Tri-clamp end connections
  • Bolting that is flush with the surface of the body
  • The surface finish meets FDA, 3A and USDA standards
  • 304SS, 13-position, W'- 6" spring loaded lever lock handle
  • Available in actuated and manual packages. Actuated packages include stainless steel pneumatic or electric actuation. Also, available in modulating or on/off options.
  • The opposing body, bolt style prevents any loosening between the body sections resulting from the operation and vibration, also providing positive sealing.

About Valtorc International
Located in the United States, Valtorc is a well-known manufacturer of ball valves, v-notch ball valves, control valves, v-port ball valves and butterfly valves, including 3-way sanitary butterfly valves. Valtorc is known for their untouchable valve automation practice. Over their more than 30 years in the business, Valtorc International has become major supplier in valve market worldwide. In addition to valves, Valtorc services and produces actuators, fittings, actuators, flow controllers, positioners and more.

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