Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has launched Series 726D Super Duplex Stainless Steel Vic-Ball Valve, which the company claims can withstand pressures of up to 8,200 kPa (1,200 psi), and thus, suited to high-pressure applications in corrosive environments, such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) and desalination piping systems.
Series 726D is grooved-end, high-pressure, full-port ball valve, which Victaulic avers, provides faster, easier and safer installation than flanged or butt-weld valves. It is connected with the Victaulic Style 489DX rigid coupling, which requires only two bolts to form a secure joint.
“Field assembly is extremely fast,” claimed Stephen Morrison, Global Water Systems Technology Market Director at Victaulic. “And with a smaller profile than a flanged valve assembly, the Series 726D also achieves significant space savings, allowing it to be installed with ease in tight spaces. This makes it extremely attractive for engineers in our market.” Victaulic literature describes the new valve’s flow characteristics as ‘excellent’ and claims lower energy usage than more restrictive types of valves.
Other design features include:
- The two-piece, end-entry design features a floating ball for lower torque requirements.
- Patent-pending composite seat design provides bubble-tight sealing ability for high- and low-pressure requirements. A stem seal cartridge enables easy stem seal replacement.
- The valve features an ISO 5211 standard mounting pattern for convenient mounting of remote actuation, including a full range of power actuators and is available in 60-150 mm (2-6 inches) sizes.
To learn more, visit www.victaulic.com