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Aircom Butterfly Valves
Use for Aluminum Pipe sizes 63mm (2 1/2″) to 220mm (8″). Valves are available as lug or wafer style.
Lug Style Butterfly Valves
The lug butterfly valve design is like 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 is important noting that the whole system does not need to be shut down in order to clean, inspect, repair, or replace a lug butterfly valve as you would with the wafer style.
Wafer Style Butterfly Valves
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.
Aicom butterfly valves