Butterfly valves are made with distinct features and end-to-end dimensions, meeting several industry standards. They can be broadly classified as rubber-seated or high-performance butterfly valves (HPBV). The rubber-seated valves are well suited for on/off applications at lower operating pressures, and are very economical. The HPBVs, however, offer chemical inertness and superior performance at higher pressures and temperatures. Like other types of valves, butterfly valves have certain drawbacks, and not all of them are properly designed. But in many applications that have required traditional gate, globe and rubber-seated butterfly valves in the past, HPBV can offer improved performance and substantial economies if a well-designed valve with the desired features is selected and installed with due care.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Bhasin, V
    • Nilsen, L
  • Publication Date: 1991-1

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  • Accession Number: 00661812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM