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Easy Maintenance Disc Valve

The Mucon Swing Gate Valve allows the end user to replace the inner parts without the need to remove the valve from process. The Swing Gate Valve is suitable for sticky or difficult to handle products in arduous environments. This particular model is fitted with a hand lever for local operation.

Easy Maintenance Disc Valve

Overview

The Mucon Disc Valve is a radially pivoting isolation Swing Gate Valve suitable for applications involving temperature and pressure.

The Easy Maintenance Disc Valve is an advanced version, which allows the removal of the internal moving parts while the valve body remains in-situ. The inlet liner is separate and does not even have to be made from the same material as the valve body.

Unlike many conventional slide valves, the Disc Valve does not jam or leak, due to its unique angled seat and floating disc arrangement. The Easy Maintenance Disc Valve is available in 100mm & 200mm sizes only with three main construction materials; aluminium, cast iron and stainless steel. Pneumatic versions are also available.

Customers have reported Disc Valves (Swing Gate Valves) completing many thousands of operations before any attention is required.

The Swing Gate Valve was born out of a valve specification which encompasses all the advantages found in slide and butterfly valves, but with none of the inherent disadvantages.

A radially pivoted arm supports a free floating disc. The arm allows the disc to swing in an arc towards an angled seating face. The angled face ensures the disc only makes contact at the last moment causing a mild wedging action.

Construction

  • Three materials of construction including aluminium alloy, cast iron and stainless steel
  • Flanges drilled to BS4504 PN10- PCD & No. of holes only, not hole size
  • Handle with Spring plunger operation

Application

Applications for Swing Gate Valves include;

  • Silo Discharge valves for Heavy duty products such as Cement Powder, Sand, Limestone powder
  • Isolation valves between silos and screw conveyors
  • Valves for feeding reactor vessels (Two products react together)
  • Hot ash collection hoppers
  • Valves can be used in pairs for volumetric dosing into processes
  • Charging dense phase conveying blow pots

Options

Swing Gate Valves offer the end user great versatility, as they can be enhanced with the use of;

  • A variety of seal materials to suit the most arduous process or clean down regimes
  • A variety of shaft bearing materials
  • Various coatings are also available for extreme applications
  • Open and closed and intermediate position indication switches
  • Can be upgraded for ATEX Zone 21/22 Dust

Benefits

The salient benefits of the Mucon Swing Gate Valve include;

  • Non jamming action
  • Full Bore discharge
  • Able to cut through a static column of product
  • 100% product shut-off
  • Long life, low maintenance
  • Replaceable Seating Face
  • Easy replacement of Disc seal
  • Dust tight

Features

  • There are no slide guides on the Swing Gate Valve to jam or collect product
  • The shaft is the only item that passes through the body casting and is easily sealed using a proprietary seal assembly
  • A dovetail groove in the seating face locates another proprietary seal ensuring a dust tight closure
  • The Swing Gate Valve outlet is always larger than the inlet, ensuring no product hang-up points internally
  • In-situ seal wear adjustment
  • Three Purge Points are built into the valve body for ease of cleaning
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