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VAG EKO plus Gate Valve

resilient seated gate valve

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Materials

3 O-rings
elongated bearing
stainless steel spindle
replaceable spindle nut
sliding shoes for min 5000 cycles
EPDM non bacteriological type W 270
min 250 my epoxy coating GSK quality

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Why a new Gate Valve development
end-users experiences during the previous years resulted in updated
rules and standards
for example:
improved hygienic standards
DIN DVGW W270

new standard EN 1074 requires life time test


2500 Cycles open and close

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Hygienic requirements W270

DVGW - report / July 2001

Coliforme-findings (bacteria) in drinking water due to rubber lined Valves

In some cities in the north of Germany water works found long term
coli bacteria in the drinking water system.
They had been growing on the EPDM rubber lined wedges of Gate Valves.
These hygienic findings were appearing in newly erected water networks
and within new Gate Valves.
On the rubber lining, significant bio films of bacteria and
slime were growing upon which was also the coli bacterium
Citrobacter freundi
Evidence of the above was proven..

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Hygienic requirements W270

This was resulting in the new hygienic


requirement W 270
and furthermore in a so called
W270 approved EPDM rubber type

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Hygienic requirements W270
VAG EKO plus Gate Valve
is equipped with this W 270 approved
EPDM rubber lining quality

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Standard EN 1074

VAG EKO plus Gate Valve


does not only fulfil the EN 1074 required cycle test of
2500 cycles only...

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...but it exceeds it to 15000 cycles
without any problem

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Optimising of the product

ductile iron GGG-40 standard

design optimised in terms of weight

elongated stem bearing

replaceable spindle nut

sliding shoes

250 my Epoxy Coating GSK Quality

K
GS

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Optimising the product

ductile iron GGG-40 standard, EN-JS 1030

tensile strength: 250 N/mm tensile strength: 400 N/mm


elongation: 5% elongation: 17%
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Optimising the product

design optimised in terms of weight

conserving nature recourses under consideration of


the test method for the resistance of valves bending
acc. to EN 1074

easy handling

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Optimising the product

elongated stem bearing

wiper ring of high grade material

1
3 O-rings are preventing
2
leakage to atmosphere
and water draw caused 3
by vacuum

stem bearing is longer

and even more important......


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Optimising the product

elongated stem bearing

...........bacteriological pollution! due to vacuum

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Flooded valve chamber with contaminated water

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Optimising the product

elongated stem bearing

...........bacteriological pollution !!!!!!!!!

...when a chamber is flooded and in the system vacuum occurred

bacteriological pollution
can come in your water
systems, when the stem
sealing is not safely tight

Vacuum !!!

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Optimising the product

Vacuum ????!!!

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Optimising the product

replaceable stem nut

The floating stem nut assists in


equalising the tolerances during :
opening and closing movement
and under balanced pressure conditions

The stem nut is replaceable

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Optimising the product

sliding guides

are reducing the operation torque's

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Optimising the product

sliding guides

300

250
Torque Nm

200

EN 1074
150
EKO
EKO plus
100

50

0
40 50 65 80 100 125 150 200 250 300

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Optimising the product

sliding guides

resulting in

Lower operation forces


Less wear
Smaller actuators
Extended lifetime
Lower life cycle cost
With these sliding shoes you can fulfil the 2500 cycles test

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Optimising the product

250 microns epoxy coated to GSK quality

K
GS

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Materials

body, wedge, bonnet:


EN-JS 1030 GGG-40

stem:
1.4021 / 1.4057

stem nut, stem bearing:


brass/bronze

screws:
A2-70

coating:
EP (GSK) epoxy coated

rubber lining:
EPDM W 270 / NBR

Absperrschieber
21 - gate
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A Typical Double Chamber Air valve, leaking

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