Custom engineered control valves that center abrasive flow within the pipe. These valves will outlast anything you've ever used.
Variable Orifice Control Valve
Modulating the flow of abrasive fluid is challenging. When slurry passes through a control valve, the restricted opening causes the fluid to accelerate. This high-velocity abrasive slurry is then directed into the valve’s body and downstream pipe wall. This continuous erosion can result in frequent valve replacements, damaged piping and downtime. SlurryFlo's patented trim design increases wear resistance by acting as a variable orifice and centering the flow within the pipe. This protects the control valve body and downstream piping from erosion.
SlurryFlo control valves are the ideal solution for control valve wear in all severe service applications. Due to SlurryFlo's patented design, only the trim components are exposed to erosive flow. Once they do eventually wear out, the parts can be replaced on site, resetting the service life clock. A quick trim replacement essentially provides the client with a new valve at a fraction of the cost. Similarly, if flow conditions change over time, a new seat plate can be specified to provide an increase or decrease in flow rate. There is no need to replace the entire valve assembly.
SlurryFlo control valves excel in abrasive applications throughout the global mining sector (i.e. copper, gold, nickel, iron, potash, diamond, etc), or any other process where valve performance and life expectancy are critical. In comparison to traditional ‘line of site’ severe service control valves (ball valves, butterfly valves and pinch valves), the SlurryFlo control valve offers a unique solution to control valve erosion, delivers a quantum leap in service life, and reduces the overall cost of ownership for your most demanding applications.