Streamlined solution incorporates valve and fitting

Sustainability Wed, Dec 5, 2018 12:31 PM

A unique full flow ball valve has been launched by leading manufacturer Pegler as part of its Integrated Piping Systems which is revolutionising installations across the globe.

The VSH FullFlow XPress Ball Valve forms part of the expanding XPress portfolio and offers unrivalled specification due to being manufactured from material that is identical to the pipe.

With the materials matching and technological advancements within the design and manufacture of this valve the reliability of a system is greatly enhanced as the risk of damaging galvanic corrosion and condensation is eliminated.

“Due to the resounding success of our VSH XPress range the VSH FullFlow XPress Ball Valve further complements our product portfolio and offers HVAC contractors with a reliable Integrated Piping System.” commented Sindar Singh Director Product Line Valve Technology at Pegler.

“A complete system that offers reliability is a huge benefit to contactors whose reputation relies on the quality of the products they use. We are delighted to be now launching a new product that incorporates the valve and fitting into one streamlined body and is made from Carbon so when used with carbon pipe system it delivers a positive zero voltage reaction and therefore preventing the start of any galvanic corrosion.“

Made from Carbon which comes with all the inherent benefits such as lighter weight and low theft risk, the team at Pegler has developed the VSH FullFlow XPress Ball Valve to ensure a number of advantages no matter what the application. For the exposed valves the streamlined body offers increased aesthetics whilst also providing a safety function. Its design allows for easy pipe insulation fitting whilst the handle can be repositioned for ease of installation or fully removed for security.

In addition, the valve is designed to reduce the number of seals which decreases the possibility of leaks due to incorrect fitting but also benefits from double O-Rings giving increased reliability. Available in ½ to 2” diameter, the valve is compatible with the XPress thread, swivel and press options as required. A stainless steel version, suitable for potable water applications will be released later this year.

“This is another element of our Integrated Piping Systems which are proving to deliver greater efficiencies and reliability across all applications,” said Sindar. “The incorporation of a full-bore valve inside a streamlined fitting is a simple yet effective solution and will assist in saving time, increasing reliability and continue the re-education of the way we approach pipe and plumbing systems.”

All VSH XPress valve bodies are laser marked with information on size, material and pressure and a colour coding indicates the type of material; red for carbon steel and green for stainless ensuring compatibility.

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