“FLOWON” Diaphragm valves are suitable for handling sticky and viscous fluids, slurries and highly corrosive and hazardous substances.
It is needless to say that they could be used for handling air, water and normal liquid/gas flow as well. It is the most ideal valve to handle fluids that require high purity and should remain free from contamination.
Straight type diaphragm valves as opposed to weir-type diaphragm valves have specific advantages in certain media applications.
Straight Type Diaphragm Valve
Full bore diaphragm valves are primarily used in the fields of water and waste water treatment, mining, the mineral, paper and cellulose processing industry, the chemical industry or at power stations and steelworks. Their virtually full bore gives them an advantage over other conventional shut-off valves, particularly when working with viscous liquids such as slurry and liquids with a high solid or fibre content. A metal valve body with hard rubber lining can be used when processing abrasive media such as surface water with sand content or milk of lime for water treatment. The entire medium wetted part is therefore protected by the lining, which prevents micro-pitting (hydroabrasion).
Weir Type Diaphragm Valve
Weir-type diaphragm valves are used far more frequently as shut-off valves than full bore diaphragm valves. Indeed, they can be used in around 90% of all industrial applications. Depending on the application in question, valves with purely metal bodies made of cast iron or stainless steel sometimes do not offer the necessary protection. The advantages of this process, coupled with our many years of expertise, produce high quality, precisely definable geometric features, a consistent wall thickness, as well as a high degree of process system safety and reproducibility of the linings. Other high quality materials such as PP (polypropylene) and hard rubber are also incorporated in the metal bodies using the same process. Some typical applications are sulphuric acid, chlorine and caustic soda.