What matters to you when it comes to descale valves? Cost savings are key, but that’s not the only consideration. Time and hassle are just as important. When you can save on all three, you’ve hit a descale trifecta. We built our new Mega-Flo C plunger valve to address those three issues.
The Longest Lasting Plunger-Style Descale Valve Available
We started with Hunt Valve’s plunger-style descale valve engineering expertise. Our descale spray valves are unique due to the radial ported plunger design. With our plunger valves, the seals are only exposed to the valve water flow for one to two seconds during shifting. This is unlike poppet seats which are directly exposed during the whole cycle – up to 60 seconds.
Also, our valves feature staggered flow slots that provide gradual flow acceleration and deceleration during plunger shifting to prevent water hammer damage. This promotes safety, reduces annual operating costs and decreases unscheduled downtime in the plant.
We combined this design with the best in ceramic technology for critical components of the Mega-Flo C. The ceramic material is what makes our new descale valve the longest lasting you can buy. The ceramic is:
Harder than steel.
Incredibly resistant to corrosion and wear.
10 times more durable than conventional valve materials.
3 Ways You Benefit
1. Cost Savings
The Mega-Flo C delivers up to three times the service life of any other descale valve. This saves you up to 33% on the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the valve. This savings is due to fewer maintenance and replacement costs.
2. Time Savings
This valve doesn’t just save you money, it saves you time. With less maintenance needed and fewer breakdowns due to the durability of the ceramic material, you’ll spend less time tending to valve issues…and well past the usual three years.
Perhaps most importantly, the Mega-Flo C upgrades save you from the hassles (and costs!) of unscheduled downtime. Even scheduled downtime is lessened. The new ceramic housing liner is the first that can be replaced in the field. This saves the downtime of sending the liner out to the manufacturer to be repaired.
Bonus Optional Benefit
Do you struggle with continuous header pre-fill flow cooling your strip? An optional linear actuator is available to reduce this problem. It provides precision control and shifts the plunge from the pre-fill flow position to the full off position.
Besides solving your cooling issues, this actuator:
Provides the necessary prefill to prevent water hammer and resulting header damage.
Eliminates the maintenance and reliability concerns of operating an external high-pressure solenoid-operated prefill control valve.
Relieves safety, maintenance and reliability issues of operating a low-pressure prefill system.
Offers flexibility to shut off the prefill flow when not required. It provides increased flow and pressure available for descaling to the system or a significant energy cost savings if one pump can be shut-down by eliminating all of the continuous prefill lines in the system.
Hunt Valve is the only industrial valve manufacturer that provides descale valves with state-of-the-art ceramic wear protection. Learn more about how we can save you money, time and hassle.