Reduce Rotor Service Times by 78 Percent
ACS Valves has designed its new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves to deliver the same primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valves for general industry. The company says that these valves further provide:
- RotorRail™ technology that enables tool-less access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the rotor, or the removal from service of upstream or downstream equipment.
- The ability to reduce rotor service cycle times by 78 percent when compared to bolt-together housing designs and, as a result, increase total process uptime by 18 percent during a typical 8-hour operating shift.
- Accurate rotor re-alignment during re-assembly, thus eliminating axial shaft movement, bearing wear and seal leakage, and premature, uneven rotor vane wear.
- The elimination of excess pressure loss through the system, ensuring cost-efficient upstream and downstream material management, and reducing process energy consumption.
- Pressure differentials up to 15 PSIG and a temperature tolerance up to 500ºF.
- Cast iron housings CNC-machined to precise tolerances.
- An 8-vane rotor design to produce the optimal inlet/outlet seal.
- Selection from closed-end, metering, shallow-pocket, Teflon®-coated and adjustable-tip rotor configurations.
- Sizes that range from 6 to 16 inches.
- Availability of adjustable rotor tips in stainless steel, hardened steel or bronze, whereas interior surface coating options include hard chrome and Teflon®.