Ball valves for hygienic applications

14 July 2020

SPX FLOW has introduced a new range of ball valves to its APV brand.

The BLV1 series of valves offer both durability and economy for a variety of applications in hygienic and non-hygienic applications.

The BLV1 Series share common parts with other APV valves across the portfolio, providing plants a common look, controls interface, and spare parts holding benefits with a multi-valve system. They are available with a simple manual handle with or without position feedback, as well as the same pneumatic actuators and a range of control units offered on the APV SV/SVS butterfly valve series. Advanced control unit options include the proven CU4 Series with ultra-bright LED position sensors and internal solenoids offering efficiency, clarity, and reliability at a competitive price.

The BLV1 design is cavity filled with reinforced PTFE seats, stainless steel construction, and FDA approved food grade materials to provide hygienic performance. For utility service and other industrial chemical applications, the valves are designed with high temperature and pressure ratings and without the use of silicone. Other features include a wide range of both inch and metric sizes, full port opening for unrestricted flow in the open position, and lockable manual handle for added security.

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