New Line of Rotary Airlock Valves Brings Reduced Service Cycle TimesFriday, 21 December 2012
CALEDONIA (CA) - ACS Valves introduces a new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves designed to provide to general industry the same primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valve designs.
This new line of ACS cast iron rotary airlock valves features the ACS RotorRail™ that enables tool-less access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the rotor, or the removal from service of upstream or downstream equipment commonly associated with standard valve configurations. The ASC cast iron rotary airlock valve with RotorRail™ has shown, when compared to bolt-together housing designs, to reduce rotor service cycle times by 78%; and, as a result, increase total process uptime by 18% during a typical 8-hour operating shift. The ACS RotorRail™ feature of these cast iron valves also ensures accurate rotor re-alignment during re-assembly; thus, eliminating axial shaft movement, bearing wear and seal leakage, and premature, uneven rotor vane wear.