GF Piping Systems Butterfly Valve

22 November 2021

GF Piping Systems (GF) has added the 565 Butterfly Valve to its extensive valve product offering. The new butterfly valve is strong yet lightweight, consisting of high-performance plastic components that include PVDF disc with fiber reinforced polyamide housing and EPDM or FKM seals, making it ideally suitable for pressures up to 232 psi (16 bar) and temperatures ranging from 14°F to 176°F (-10°C to +80°C).

Available in sizes from NPS 2 through 12 (DN50-300), the 565 Valve is 60% lighter than a comparable metal valve, allowing a single technician to safely and easily handle it during installation. The lightweight material also minimizes the energy consumed for transportation and installation. After installation, the advantages of the reduced static weight may also be significant in Life Science and Water Treatment Skids.

"GF’s Type 565 Butterfly Valve solves all of the typical problems customers experience with metal valves," says Kevin Coduti, GF’s Valve and Actuation Product Manager. "With its higher corrosion resistance, longer service life, and more effective use of energy and resources during industrial production; our new Swiss-made valve provides a more cost-effective and sustainable solution. These advantages, combined with its quick installation and simple retrofit capability, make it the valve of choice for water treatment and many other applications."

The new valve comes in the same installation length as metal valves (ISO 5752 Row 20, API 609 Table 2) so that retrofitting requires no additional work on the pipes or new designs. This feature reduces time in planning and installation. The new release from GF Piping Systems is made from superior thermoplastics and built to last with a longer lifespan in water applications and high durability makes it almost maintenance-free.

Courtesy of GF.