Processing Magazine

PVC Wafer Check Valves

November 27, 2012

Asahi/America, Inc. has expanded its offering of PVC wafer check valves to include sizes 4-inches, 6-inches and 8-inches. Asahi/America, Inc. has expanded its offering of PVC wafer check valves to include sizes 4-inches, 6-inches and 8-inches. Wafer check valves are installed on the discharge side of pumps in water treatment applications to prevent back-flow flooding that could seriously damage pump systems. Asahi’s new wafer check valve’s body, disc and stopper assembly are machined from solid PVC plate stock, which conforms to ASTM D1784 Cell Classification 12454A. This material was selected based on its excellent chemical resistance and mechanical properties. The wafer check valves are machined, assembled and tested at Asahi/America’s corporate headquarters in Malden, Mass. The wafer check valve conforms to ISO 5752 face-to-face dimensions and is easily installed by slip-fitting the valve between two mating flanges. The valve body automatically centers on the mating flanges, once the stud pack is installed. A directional flow arrow on the valve body indicates the upstream and downstream sides of the valve. The lack of a bolt pattern allows one valve style to accommodate ANSI/DIN/JIS mating flange dimensions. The unique design of the disc and stopper permits the disc to fully open when upstream flow is present, without interfering with schedule piping and mating flanges.