NIBCO High Performance Butterfly Valves are ideal for general piping applications in a wide range of sizes and materials. These valves meet all the industry technical standards required by a variety of piping process configurations while delivering bubble-tight shut off at full rated pressure. They can handle liquids, gases and steam and are available in both soft-seat and metal-seat designs.
The key difference between a regular butterfly valve and a high-performance butterfly valve is that the latter is designed to handle things that general service valves cannot. This includes temperatures, viscosities and pressure levels that are much higher than the average flanged isolation valve. They’re also constructed to last longer than standard flanged valves, and their PTFE seats can handle a variety of chemically aggressive or corrosive liquids and gases.
Another key feature of a high-performance butterfly valve is that it’s much more reliable than a regular butterfly valve and provides better overall safety for the piping system. As a result, these valves are an excellent option for use in power plants, petroleum refineries and other industrial processing sites.
These valves are easy to automate with pneumatic and electric actuators, and they can be fitted to a range of flange connections including wafer, grooved and lug. They’re also available in both double and single dead end service with a variety of liner materials. They can even be fitted with stem seal extensions to help control fugitive emissions in cold environments. Explosion Proof High Performance Butterfly Valves