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Rethinking the Conventional Options - When a Triple Offset Butterfly Valve is a Better Solution

By Ralph Chaney, Senior Director - Downstream Valves & Automation, Supply Chain Management
February 24, 2016 Tags: Valves, Triple Offset Butterfly Valve, Block Valve, Gate Valve

For many years, the gate valve has been the “go to” valve for isolation, simplicity and availability for process containment. If an application required a block valve, the gate valve was selected 90% of the time. For extreme applications, when the process conditions exceeded the gate valve’s parameters, a ball valve was used. However, we are now seeing that, in certain applications, a triple offset butterfly valve could be a better solution.

The triple offset valve offers many advantages like ease of operation, commercial availability with larger sizes even in alloy materials, and a smaller envelope size and weight.

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