Easton (PA) – Victaulic officially launched the Series 800Y Hydraulic Control Valve Family, the latest of the 800-series hydraulic control valves for fire protection applications. The industry-first valve body was released in partnership with Bermad, a company equally committed to durability and long service life.
“Our customers in the fire protection sector have been searching for a dependable valve that will fulfill the need for constant, controlled pressure in their systems,” said Daniel Wake, Victaulic product manager for sprinklers and devices. “The Y-pattern globe valve body has optimized flow technology, reducing friction loss, while its obstruction-free design increases flow capacity by up to 40 percent.”
This Series 800Y valve body increases operating life and reduces total cost of ownership for the fire protection system. It is known for its performance in high-rise and high-demand buildings and has proven to be a more durable, user-friendly option for commercial applications.
Better Flow Stability Leads to Longer System Life
The unique reinforced rolling elastomeric diaphragm automatically adjusts to throttle flow to a concentrated area, enabling the system to stay operational during low flows, which ultimately minimizes the pulsing of water flow. The reduction in water hammer and a smooth cushioned operation improves valve operating life and minimizes noise. The enhanced reliability of the flow capacity also helps the fire protection industry to meet stringent regulatory guidelines, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 Dry System Water Delivery Provisions.
Reduce Downtime with Faster Installations and Friendlier Serviceability
The 800Y Hydraulic Control Valve Family provides eight times faster installation and in-line serviceability. The easily accessible, four-bolt cover plate allows for quick removal without detaching the control trim, streamlining what would otherwise be a more time-intensive maintenance process. These elements minimize service downtime to five minutes and eliminate the potential for contamination or damage of internal components.
More Efficient for Designers
Traditionally, designers were forced to add an anti-cavitation accessory to prevent valve wear from flow turbulence, however the Y-pattern globe valve body design abates this concern. Additional benefits are offered through optional and customizable trim configurations that enable a range of hydraulic control functions:
- Series 867-42T Reducing
- Series 867-43T Relief
- Series 867-43TR Suction Control
- Series 869Y-3D Electrically Operated Remote Operation On/Off Deluge
- Series 869Y-3DC Electrically Operated Remote Operation On/Off Deluge, Downstream Pressure Control
- Series 869Y-2M Classic Electric Deluge
In addition to the stand-out features of the reinforced rolling elastomeric diaphragm and a Y-patterned globe valve body, other benefits of the Series 800Y include:
- Drain ports with a unique swivel design that allow for fit-up at any angle when the valve is installed vertically or horizontally
- Additional pre-tapped ports for pressure gauges and left or right trim options to accommodate tight spaces
- Remote on/off control allows maintenance to actuate and reset the valve remotely, minimizing time and labor needs
- Valve position visual indication is included for quick installation reference in deluge applications
The 800Y Hydraulic Control Valve is available in sizes 1½ inch to 16 inch and in pressure classes up to 365 psi/2517 kPA/25 Bar. The valve is UL listed and FM approved.
Since 1919, Victaulic has been the originator and world’s leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency. The company has 12 manufacturing facilities and 31 branches worldwide with 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe. With over 1,900 global patents, Victaulic solutions are at work in more than 140 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection. For more information visit www.victaulic.com.