One butterfly valve, many uses
Did you know we have nearly a century of combined experience with Neldisc™ metal-seated and Wafer-Sphere™ soft-seated butterfly valves? Today we talked with Petri Ilonen, Product Manager for butterfly valves, about the new modular butterfly valve platform that we have recently introduced. Watch the video interview below to learn more.
What do we mean by modularity?
Modularity as a concept allows a high level of standardization while also enabling flexibility so that it can provide the perfect solution for each process.
How does the modular platform work?
The basic principle of the platform is that we always have a standard valve as a base, so the basic features are there. You can then make decisions based on the needs for your process. You can choose from three different body types: wafer, lug, or double-flange. Then you can select the shaft design you prefer: a robust, one-piece shaft design or a high-capacity drive shaft and trunnion design. Finally, you need to decide whether your process requires robust metal-seated valves or high-cycling, bubble-tight, soft-seated valves.
What are the benefits of this versatile butterfly valve platform?
The different materials, constructions and features give you countless possibilities for your process.
With these three different choices you can configure multiple solutions to best suit your needs – this is true modularity. Then the different materials and constructions as add-ins and the additional features give you countless possibilities for your process.
The next-generation versatile butterfly valves are designed without compromising the performance, safety, and reliability that our products are known for.
Author: Petri Ilonen. For additional information, please contact email@example.com.
The text has been updated in April 2022, due to the company name change to Valmet.
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Versatility and sustainability through modularity
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Valmet butterfly valves deliver versatility and performance for severe service applications
Their compact and lightweight design, availability in larger sizes and easy usability make our butterfly valves an attractive option for many industrial processes. Their versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of temperatures, pressures, industries, and applications. They can be used in either control, on-off or emergency shutdown service.
Sustainability through long-lasting efficient performance
The sustainable performance of a butterfly valve is dependent on a number of important factors. In essence, a valve that can maintain safe and efficient performance over its extended lifecycle is inherently sustainable. This means minimizing both internal and external leakages as well as the risk of failure in demanding service.
Testing and simulations guarantee reliable process efficiency for valves
Want to know how superior product design is achieved? High quality and robust design reflect on the reliability and performance of valves. We interviewed Tommi Bergström, Manager, Engineering Analysis, about the design process behind the new modular butterfly valve platform.
What’s driving sustainable development in valve technologies?
When we look at valves from the sustainability point of view, three key aspects stand out clearly at the forefront: emissions, internal tightness and a lifecycle view. In all three cases industry standards and regulations play an important role in driving development and ensuring the environmental performance of industrial processes.
Next generation versatile butterfly valves
The new generation of Neldisc™ metal-seated and Wafer-Sphere™ soft-seated butterfly valves is built to deliver sustainable performance today and tomorrow. Our versatile product range includes both metal-seated butterfly valves and soft-seated butterfly valves.
A new generation packed with performance
As always, the latest generation of Neles Neldisc™ metal-seated and Jamesbury Wafer-Sphere™ soft-seated butterfly valves is built to perform. The modular valve platform leans on field-proven technologies and decades of experience and expertise to meet the challenges of modern industrial processes.
Reliable performance with unique metal seat technology
When we talk about long-lasting performance in regards to our modular butterfly valves, we are talking about long term reliability and a valves ability to maintain the same high-quality performance across its entire operational life cycle.
Safer butterfly valves are made in safe environments
We believe that safe products can only be made in safe working environments. Just as we design our valves to be safe for you to install, service and operate, we pay careful attention to the safety of our own production processes.
Still setting the standard for soft-seated butterfly valves
While the demands for industrial soft-seated butterfly valves continue to evolve, new features and innovations are needed. At the same time, the fundamental design of the Jamesbury™ Wafer-Sphere™ butterfly valve continues to prove itself in action in many of the most demanding applications. The patented and often imitated double-offset design originated by Valmet's flow control business continues to be the industry benchmark for performance excellence.
The butterfly valve for any given situation
As the needs and requirements of modern process industries continue to change and become ever stricter, the role of safe and efficient valve solutions keep growing. The sustainable butterfly valve platform, which includes the metal-seated Neles Neldisc™ and soft-seated Jamesbury Wafer-Sphere™ valves, have been designed and developed over time to address today’s needs and challenges.
The best of both worlds - 45 years of butterfly valve expertise
Bringing together 45 years of butterfly valve expertise from two sides of the Atlantic Ocean: The path from a revolutionary idea to an industry-leading product family takes both time and dedication.