Its unique design offers the following benefits when compared to a valve configured with mechanical joint ends:
The ALPHA inlet is compatible with several pipe materials, including ductile iron, cast iron, HDPE and PVC pipe. Meaning it will work with just about any pipe material on the job.
Significantly Reduces Installation Times
Compared to mechanical joint, which uses up to eight bolts on each end, the ALPHA joint uses only one top-mounted stainless steel bolt. This makes the valve with ALPHA ends easier to install, which saves time and money.
The ALPHA joint is much more accessible than other end connections. Mechanical joints, which require bolts on the bottom of the valve, can be harder to install. ALPHA can be quickly and easily installed by one person in a fraction of the time it takes to install a mechanical joint valve. In some instances, the mechanical joint may require more than one person install.
Unlike the mechanical joint, ALPHA comes with the restraint accessories attached. Another money and time saver.
Easier to Install
ALPHA also works with the pressure to achieve restraint. This reduces the amount of torque needed to achieve a solid connection.
The Series 2500 Ductile Iron Resilient Wedge Gate Valve with ALPHA ends has these standard features:
- All Ductile Iron Construction
- Certified to NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372
- Fusion-bonded epoxy coating complies with ANSI/AWWA C550
- Triple O-ring stem seals
- Thrust washers
- Smooth waterway design
- 100% leak-tight closure
ALPHA™ is a trademark of Romac Industries, Inc (U.S. Patent 8,894,100)