How To Specify Insamcor

  • Knife gate valves shall be of the make “INSAMCOR” or approved equivalent.
  • Bodies shall be of cast iron BS1452 grade 220, 2-piece casting, wafer lug pattern type and suitable for mounting with engineering studs and bolts.
  • Flow area shall be unrestricted without seat pockets.
  • Self cleaning flush out corners shall be incorporated in the valve body to prevent any possible build up of deposits in sealing area.
  • Blades shall be of polished stainless steel minimum grade AISI 304, with a chamfered edge at the base to allow cutting through solids.
  • Internal resilient seals shall be mechanically retained to ensure that the blade is guided though-out its travel and that bi-directional leak proof sealing is obtained.
  • Special adjustable transverse seal arrangement shall be provided to prevent leakages and allow re-packing under full line pressure.
  • Built in scrapers of suitable material shall keep the blade clean over the whole width during operation.
  • Valve spindle shall be of corrosion resistant chrome steel material and shall be of the rising or non-rising spindle type.
  • Closing direction shall be clockwise and hand wheels shall have a directional arrow cast on.
  • Valves shall be drop tight for flow in either direction (bi-directional)
  • Top works shall be of robust construction and shall interchangeable with the standard body configuration; A Frame, pillar post or A plate.
  • Each valve shall be identified by means of a nameplate and is located on a machined groove on the body to avoid being damaged.
  • Modular design shall allow for different drive mechanisms to fitted inline.
  • ‘A’ plate design shall allow for easy fitting of accessories lock outs, limit switches, proximity switches and manual indication.
  • All valves shall be Fusion Bonded Epoxy coated and shall have protection edging fitted in order to protect the valve during transit and installation.