02/02/2010

Larox Flowsys Oy

Larox Flowsys Introduces Rotary Disc Valve

Larox Flowsys has introduced a new valve to supplement its pinch valve and knife gate valve families. Larox Rotary Disc Valve is unique due to its rotating disc that is designed specifically for heavy scaling, abrasive and corrosive slurries.

The LRD Valve is designed for leak tight shut off slurries and liquids within a pipeline. The valve is designed to be operated only in the fully open or fully closed position. As the actuator is opened or closed, the disc is allowed to rotate. This happens due to the pressure pushing against the disc, causing the disc to touch the valve seat and rotate. As the valve is cycled, the disc rotates a few degrees, seating in a different position each time. The wedge gate support has a cutaway behind the disc clearing debris away and thus, ensuring the disc closes and seals every time. The very nature of the construction allows a maximum of flexibility in customizing to meet specific needs, in terms of materials pressure rating etc. The body and bonnet are made of cast steel and can be made out of different materials to best suit the customer needs. The bonnet houses the rotating disc when open and seals around the spindle.

Larox rotary Disc valves are produced with manual, manual gear, pneumatic, hydraulic and electromechanical actuators.

As part of Larox Flowsys continued product development, we are pleased to advise that during the spring we will also be introducing our range of slurry non-return valves to further expand our product range, making Larox Flowsys the industry benchmark for abrasive, corrosive and other demanding shut-off, control and pumping applications.

Global service, local reach

Larox Flowsys’ international sales and service network covers over 55 countries. – We have more than 600 qualified manufacturer’s representatives all over the world providing reliable services, says Mr. Suokas. - As an associated company of Larox Corporation we can also provide customer service through the global Larox Group service network, he continues. – Larox Flowsys is not only a global company with decades of experience about heavy duty flow control solutions but also an easily reachable local service provider that knows well the customers’ needs, concludes Mr. Suokas.