Custom engineered valves offer improved abrasion resistance
- 23 February 2010
- Product News
Jim Geyer, Linatex global valve product manager said: "A lot of work has gone into our offering to ensure that Linatex valves meet industry needs across a wide range of applications. In fact Linatex now have the most comprehensive valve range on the market."
Globally, Linatex has specialised in the design of process equipment that utilises the characteristics of Linatex Premium Rubber. The valves are lined in Linatex abrasion and wear resistant rubber as standard, and are particularly suitable for handling abrasive or corrosive liquids and solids.
Bruce Cooke, general manager Linatex Europe, added: "Utilising Linatex Premium Rubber as standard in Linatex Valve liners, ensures a genuine performance point of difference. Linatex have moulded liners with proven superior wear, that for the customer, results in longer life and lower replacement costs."
Designed and customised to meet the demands of tough minerals processing applications, the Linatex Valve Range offers a choice of heavy-duty steel operating mechanisms and robust steel, iron or aluminum bodies. Suitable for flow control in grinding and milling circuits, isolation and control in hydrocyclones and separation equipment, slurry and chemical additive control as well as specialised process applications, Linatex Valves can also be supplied with complete automation packages. The Linatex family of valves includes: Pinch valves - Open Body; Pinch valves - Closed Body Knife Gate Valves; Check Valve - Single Non Return; Check Valve - Double Non Return; Pneumatic Split Liner Pinch Valve and Pneumatic Single Piece Pinch Valves. They are available with a variety of natural and synthetic rubber liners for use in most process conditions.
Linatex has long been recognised for its use of premium natural rubber for abrasion, impact and corrosion resistance. During the Valve Range's launch Jim Geyer commented on how Linatex is realising the applications outside its normal processing arena. "The objective was to produce a highly competitive family of products to suit a range of applications; we want to have the widest range of rubber valves in the industry and we think we've achieved this."
Corrosive and abrasive bulk handling, quarry and recycling applications will benefit from the use of the rubber-lined valves, where metal units can be damaged by the ingress of material. "Rubber linings significantly enhance the life of products," added Jim. According, to Linatex, this gives the lowest total cost of ownership for the higher priced valves as the durability offered by the valves can lead to four times the service life.
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