Our unique PFA* fused ball and lower operating torques make the 4000 series an effective alternative to cast iron gates, carbon steel ball valves and plug valves. Because lower operating torque allows the use of smaller actuators, it is often possible to purchase an American Valve with an actuator for the same price as a competing brand's hand-operated valve.
Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators designed specifically for the 4000 series have an unmatched cycle life and are the industry-wide preference for even the most severe applications. These actuators offer adaptability to a variety of process conditions to accommodate your application needs. American Valve provides turn-key automation packages that offer unparalleled reliability with components that are tracable back to one single manufacturer.
The flexible, modular design of the 4000 series can be used to combine actuators, solenoid valves, limit switches and other accessories in a variety of applications. American Valve can deliver the 4000 series fully automated and factory tested. Standard 2" square operating nuts are available to effectively satisfy underground requirements.
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The 4000 and 3700 Series feature a PFA* fused ball that is more durable, less succeptible to accumulating buildup and longer lasting than an ordinary unprotected ball. This adds to a long list of advantages over other types of valves.
With the help of Dupont, we developed a process to impregnate PFA* .008" into a solid metal ball. An additional .004" is added electrostatically for smoothness. Since the PFA* becomes part of the metal, it can't flake, chip, or peel off.
The corrosion and chemical resistance of PFA* has been recognized around the world. With the introduction of this valve we present an affordable (same price as most gate valves) ball valve that will outlast any unprotected metal valve in any application.
The lubricity of our PFA* ball allows for lower torque ratings in any application, making it easier to turn and require a smaller, less expensive actuator.
We offer a complete line of actuators, gear operators and operating nuts for the 4000 series. Our unique PFA* fused ball and lower operating torques make the 4000 series an effective alternative to cast iron gates, carbon steel ball valves and plug valves. The four-bolt actuator mounting pad is ideal for applications requiring automation.
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*PFA is an ingredient commonly branded as Teflon®.