SPX FLOW announces new APV ball valve series

By Jim Cornall contact

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The BLV1 Series adds to its portfolio of valves for the dairy industry. Pic: SPX FLOW
The BLV1 Series adds to its portfolio of valves for the dairy industry. Pic: SPX FLOW

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US-based SPX FLOW has released a new range of ball valves from its APV brand.

The BLV1 Series adds to its portfolio of valves for the dairy, food & beverage, chemical processing, personal care, and other industries.

The company said its new valves offer durability and economy for a variety of applications in hygienic and non-hygienic applications.

The BLV1 Series products 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 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 CU4 Series with LED position sensors and internal solenoids.

Chris Sinutko, global product manager at SPX FLOW, said, “The addition of this ball valve range to our APV portfolio makes our offering more complete and provides customers with the convenience of a ‘one stop shop’ for all their valve needs. The BLV1 is a competitive, reliable, yet economical workhorse for a wide variety of applications.”

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.

Sinutko said, “Having common parts with other valve types from both the APV and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell range, customers not only have the convenience of dealing with a single supplier but also benefit from greater efficiency for maintenance operations.”

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