Ebonite lined valves

The Solent & Pratt E series valves are of single or double offset geometry design, developed for high performance, control and isolation duties. They feature integral body seat and resilient seal ring (disc mounted). Similar in construction to the R - series range, they are available in a wide range of castable materials to order in sizes 3" to 84", 150# class.

The E-Series valve has an 'ebonite' lining, which is a hard natural rubber, bonded and autoclave cured to achieve maximum strength and adhesion. It has 'corner locking' overlap features round the flange and shaft bores to maintain optimum stability. The seat contact area, against which the resilient disc seal ring (Nitrile / EPDM / Buna / Viton) locates, is fully machined to ensure consistently tight shut-off, with seal rings of 'flat' or 'music note' design, dependent upon process pressures. These are replaceable parts.

In operation, there is a key difference when compared with some other rubber lined valves. The Ebonite is part of the structural rigidity of the body and the resilient seal is disc located. This is the element being compressed during sealing on closure. This eliminates both dragging on the liner, and creep, which occurs on other valve designs where the disc is solid and sealing is made by compression of the liner. The Ebonite will also provide some resistance to low level slurries / fine particles in the flow and where these are present in any density, then a further back-up shaft bearing seal is available as an option.

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