1448 Resilient Wedge Gate Valves with Mechanical Joint Ends Bevel Gear Actuator
14"-48" Resilient Wedge Gate Valves with Mechanical Joint Ends - Bevel Gear Actuator

Valves 14"–48" shall be resilient wedge gate valves, of a non-rising stem design, rated for 250 psig cold water working pressure and employ the use of a bevel-gear actuator. All cast ferrous components shall be ductile iron, ASTM A536. Valves 14"–48" shall meet or exceed all applicable requirements of AWWA C515. The words “Ductile Iron” or “D.I.” shall be cast on the valve. The wedge shall be ductile iron fully encapsulated with EPDM rubber.

The wedge shall be symmetrical and seal equally well with flow in either direction. The wedge nut shall be independent of the wedge and held in place on three sides by the wedge to prevent possible misalignment. Valves shall be Certified to NSF 61 and NSF 372.

Bolting materials shall be 304 stainless steel unless otherwise specified. Bolts may have either regular square or hexagonal shaped heads with dimensions conforming to ANSI B18.2.1. Metric size socket head cap screws are not allowed. The operating nut shall be constructed of ductile iron. All gaskets shall be pressure-energized O-Ring type seals. Stem shall be sealed by three O-Rings. O-Rings set in a cartridge shall not be allowed. The valve shall have thrust washers located with (1) above and (1) below the thrust collar to assist operation of the valve. All internal and external surfaces of the valve body and bonnet shall have an epoxy coating, complying with ANSI/AWWA C550.

Valves shall be AMERICAN’s Series 2500 resilient wedge gate valve.

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