DIAPHRAGM VALVES

Weir Type
Valve

  • Control or throttling of the service is required
  • Capable of handling higher temperature/corrosive services due to the use of
    PTFE diaphragm
  • Self-draining to avoid product build up or contamination
  • Vacuum services
  • Longer diaphragm lifetime results in lower maintenance requirements.
  • Lower torque is required to close the valve

Straight Through Type
Valve

  • Straight through type valves are recommended when dense fluids or slurries are present in the service, if the percentage of solids is greater than 10-15% it is generally preferable to use a straight through valve. This is dependent however, on the particle size profile, shape and all other process conditions – check with your local Kim distributor for specific information
  • Use when minimal pressure drop is required
  • "Rodding" or "pigging" the line is necessary
  • Diaphragm and bonnet design ensure that diaphragm is removed from flow
    path in the open position

Kim Valves Australia
16-18 Overseas Drive, Noble Park, Victoria 3174
phone: +61 (3) 8793 4000     fax: +61 (3) 8793 4040     email: info@kimvalves.com.au