The introduction of actuated stack valves has revolutionized the capabilities of traditional ball valves. Along with better design and simplified operation, these nonstandard units also accommodate complex applications to overcome old-school flow solution limits.
This alternative ball valve looks exactly as it sounds: valves placed atop one another. A simple concept, yet the ability to incorporate multi-directional flow patterns with a single unit leads to more flexibility and more cost savings.
Operate 2 valves with 1 Actuator
What makes these 2-high, 2-4 position, 2 or 3-way stack valves unique are their ability to operate simultaneously with just one actuator. The simpler 2-position 2-stack ball valves and more complex 4-position 3-way manual valves work alike with a singular release capability. Manual valves traditionally only worked with one actuator per in-out point. But the new design allows multiple flow solutions to occur simultaneously through a single operation. More cross-functional flow patterns can be executed from one place, leading to simplified monitoring and execution.
True Modular Design
Though designed vertically, stack valves still maintain the standardized dimensions and therefore functionality of traditional valves, only allowing for multilayered flow patterns. Individual units can be used singularly or stacked further to create more complex patterns. This opens the opportunities to manipulate flow patterns to better fulfill the application’s needs.
The ability to stack valves vertically also saves tremendous space on the overall landscape. With fewer valves side by side, this lessens the change for leaks and misalignment. When repairs do need to take place, only one valve rather then several in a row must be exchanged, and again the 1-actuator system prevents such restorations from halting the entire application.
Actuated stack valves really work to simplify applications by offering a more flexible design for multiple flow patterns that can still operate under just one actuator. Better design and functionality result in fewer problems and greater cost savings.