VXE Series True Union Ball Valve

These ultra-compact valves feature a full-port, bi-directional double block design.

  • Ultra-compact valves
  • Full-port, bi-directional double block design
  • EASYFIT multifunction handle doubles as a tool for ball seat adjustment

 

These ultra-compact valves feature a full-port, bi-directional double block design. The true union style allows the valve to be easily removed from the piping system and fully serviced. A threaded seat stop carrier provides improved seal integrity under tough service conditions while the removable handle also functions as a tool for ball seat adjustment.

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The EasyFit VXE Series True Union Ball Valves represent the latest innovation in thermoplastic ball valve manufacturing technology. The VXE Series is designed for industrial, general purpose and O.E.M applications. This valve features an ultra-compact double block design, and full port bi-directional operation. The true union design allows the valve to be easily removed from the piping system and fully serviced. A threaded seat stop carrier provides improved seal integrity under tough service conditions while the EASYFIT multifunction handle doubles as a tool for ball seat adjustment, and for tightening union nuts precisely.

 

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS

  • Plant water supply and distribution
  • Wash-water and recovery systems
  • Acid Products Handling for Refineries, Metal Works, etc.
  • Alum and Ferric Chloride Handling
  • Pulp and Chemical Recovery Systems
  • Deionized Water
  • Water treatment
  • Swimming pools
  • Chlorine Injection Systems Bleach, Dye and Acid Lines
  • Aquariums
  • Irrigation

 

VALVE AVAILABILITY

  • BODY MATERIAL PVC, CPVC
  • SIZE RANGE 1/2" through 6"
  • Pressure 232 psi at 73oF
  • SEATS Teflon® (PTFE)
  • SEALS EPDM or FPM
  • END CONNECTIONS Socket (IPS), Threaded (FNPT), Flanged (ANSI150)

SPECIFICATIONS

1.0 BALL VALVES – VXE

1.1 Material

  • The valve body, stem, ball and unions shall be made of PVC compound which shall meet or exceed the requirements of cell classification 12454 according to ASTM D1784.

or

The valve body, stem, ball and unions shall be made of Corzan® CPVC compound which shall meet or exceed the requirements of 23447 according to ASTM D1784.

  • These compounds shall be listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water.

1.2 Seats

  • The ball seats shall be made of Teflon® (PTFE) which shall be listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water.

1.3 Seals

  • The o-ring seals shall be made of EPDM which shall be listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water.

or

The o-ring seals shall be made of Fluoropolymer (FPM) which shall be listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water.

1.4 All other wetted and non-wetted parts of the valves shall be listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water.

2.0 CONNECTIONS

2.1 Socket style

  • The IPS socket PVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standards ASTM D2466 and ASTM D2467.

or

The IPS socket CPVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standard ASTM F439.

2.2 Threaded style

  • The female NPT threaded PVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standards ASTM D2464, ASTM F1498, and ANSI B1.20.1.

or

The female NPT threaded CPVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standards ASTM F437, ASTM F1498, and ANSI B1.20.

2.3 Flanged style

  • The ANSI 150 flanged PVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standard ANSI B16.5

or

The ANSI 150 flanged CPVC end connectors shall conform to the dimensional standards ANSI B16.5

 

  • The valve shall be double blocking with union ends.
  • All sizes 1/2" through 4" shall be full port.
  • All sizes shall allow for bi-directional flow.
  • The valve body shall be single end entry with a threaded carrier (ball seat support).
  • The valve body shall have an expansion and contraction compensating groove on the molded end.
  • The valve body, union nuts, and carrier shall have deep square style threads for increased strength.
  • The ball shall be machined smooth to minimize wear on valve seats.
  • The stem design shall feature a shear point above the o-ring to maintain system integrity in the unlikely event of a stem breakage.
  • The handle shall incorporate a tool for adjustment of the threaded carrier.
  • The handle shall incorporate a tool for adjustment of union nuts.
  • The handle shall be reversible to allow for operation in tight places.
  • The handle shall incorporate a transparent PVC plug and tag holder for valve identification.

3.1 Pressure Tested

  • All valves shall have been pressure tested in both the open and closed

positions by the manufacturer.

3.2 Pressure Rating

  • Socket and threaded valves shall be rated at 232 psi at 73°F.
  • Flanged valves shall be rated at 150psi at 73°F.

3.3 Markings

  • All valves shall be marked to indicate size, material designation, and manufacturers name or trade mark.

3.4 Color Coding

  • All PVC valves shall be color-coded dark gray.

or

All CPVC valves shall be color-coded light gray.

4.0 All valves shall be Xirtec® 140 or Corzan® by IPEX or approved equal.

 

 

CASE STUDIES

Sea Life Kansas City – Life Support Systems Helped by IPEX

To sustain the aquarium’s over 5,000 sea creatures, the regulated flow and ongoing maintenance of this life support system rely on a vast series of thermoplastic valves for control and safety.