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Aquamatic Valve Videos & Product Data-Image

Res-Kem LLC is a stocking distributor of Pentair Aquamatic / GE Aquamatic valves and replacement parts. Aquamatic diaphragm valves are available in a wide range of sizes from three-quarters of an inch to six inches, and are offered in metal or composite materials. How-to identify, select and repair videos are on the website.

Diaphragm valves offer the user versatility. They are easy to maintain and easily serviced by a maintenance staff. Aquamatic diaphragm valves are available in a wide range of sizes from three-quarters of an inch to six inches, and are offered in metal or composite materials. These valves share characteristics of excellent flow rates at low-pressure drops. Res-Kem uses Aquamatic valves with a variety of stagers and controllers in valve nest type water softeners and filters.

With so many options and configurations, most customers need help finding the correct replacement valves or parts. Contact Res-Kem Corp to help select the correct Aquamatic valves and parts, to troubleshoot a valve problem, and/or service the valves at your plant.

Standard Diaphragm Valve Features

  • Low Pressure Loss
    The unique AquaMatic Y-pattern diaphragm valve design, with large seat opening and high lift disc permits higher flow rates at lower pressure loss than other comparable valves.
  • Positive Control
    Separate flow and control chambers permit positive closing without springs; and only nominal cost for spring assist opening for low-pressure and self-draining applications.
  • Cost-Effective Design
    The AquaMatic diaphragm valve is a cost-effective solution in initial purchase price as well as in lifetime maintenance. All components can be serviced while the valve is in-line.
  • Long Diaphragm Life
    Pre-formed, stress relieved diaphragm minimizes fatigue, maximizes valve responsiveness and diaphragm lifetime.
  • Corrosion Resistant
    All internal parts in contact with media are made of composite materials. Seals are ethylene propylene for better chemical resistance.
  • Pipe Sizes
    Depending upon the valve type, valves are available in sizes from 3/4-inch to 6-inch. A variety of end connectors are available to make the valve compatible with existing piping.
  • Design/Application Services
  • Optional Adjustable Flow Control
  • Optional Position Indicators
  • Optional Seals and Diaphragm Materials for Special Applications
  • Optional Spring Assist
  • Adaptable to a Wide Variety of Control Devices

AQUAMATIC® V42 SERIES - CAST IRON DIAPHRAGM VALVES

The V42 series is the traditional cast iron, diaphragm-operated, two-way valve. It was originally designed for use in water pre-treating equipment but is now utilized in many other applications to control the flow of air, water, and other fluids and materials. The body and cap are cast iron. Internal metal parts are brass and stainless steel. Rubber components are Buna-N. Valves are rated to a maximum working pressure of 125 psi (8.5 bar) and maximum temperature of 150oF (65oC). Build-to-order valves range in size from 3/4-inch to 6-inch. Normal cycle life is a minimum of 50,000 cycles. Options available include brass body and cap, fluorocarbon diaphragm and seals, limit stop, position indicator, and more.

AQUAMATIC® V46 SERIES- STAINLESS STEEL DIAPHRAGM VALVES

The V46 series is similar to the V42 series in operation. Valve body and caps and all metal internal parts are made out of 316 stainless steel alloy and are passivated for maximum corrosion resistance. Valves are available in pipe sizes 1 inch, 1-1/2 inch, and 2 inch, in threaded and flanged end connections. Standard seals are Buna rubber and optionally EP or FKM seals are available for high temperature service. Fabric reinforced formed diaphragms are available in Buna N material (standard) or FKM for high temperature service. Maximum working pressure on the threaded valves is 250 PSI (17 bar) and on flanged valves 150 PSI (10.2 bar).

AQUAMATIC® VAV SERIES- CAST IRON DIAPHRAGM VALVES FOR HIGH CYCLE APPLICATIONS

The VAV series is similar to the V42 series and share cast iron bodies and caps. The VAV series has been enhanced to allow a longer cycle life by a seating disk material of 90 durometer and Aflas dynamic O-rings. Valves of 2-inch pipe size and larger offer stainless steel diaphragm plates for added strength, and double O-rings on the shaft for better stability. Expected cycle life of a VAV series valve with Buna-N diaphragm is 200,000 cycles. Replacement of all rubber components should be part of a regular maintenance program conducted at 200,000 cycles or less. Typical applications include inlet and exhaust valves on heatless regenerative air dryers and sand blasting air inlet valves.

AQUAMATIC® K52 SERIES - COMPOSITE DIAPHRAGM VALVES

The K52 series is designed to control the flow of de-ionized water, corrosive fluids, caustics and acids. Line fluid never contacts a corrodible surface. The body and cap are molded of black glass reinforced Noryl thermoplastic resin. The diaphragm is Buna-N and seals are ethylene propylene. Valves are available in 4 body sizes: 1/2-inch, 1-inch, 1-1/2-inch, and 2-1/2-inch. Valves are available with a variety of end connections. Maximum working pressure is 125 psi (8.5 bar), and maximum temperature is 140oF (60oC).

AQUAMATIC® K55 SERIES - COMPOSITE ISOLATED BONNET VALVES

The K55 series is a diaphragm-operated isolated bonnet valve designed to protect the operating diaphragm from abnormal deterioration caused by leaking corrosive fluid from the process line into the control area. The body and caps are molded of black glass reinforced Noryl thermoplastic resin. Seals are ethylene propylene and diaphragm is Buna-N. These valves are rated to a maximum of 125 psi (8.5 bar) and maximum temperature of 140oF (60oC). These valves are available in sizes from 1/2-inch through 2-inch.

AQUAMATIC® K53 SERIES - COMPOSITE DIAPHRAGM VALVES

The K53 series incorporates the critical features of the K52 series and improves performance. A double O-ring design on the shaft eliminates the possibility of contamination of the process and control fluids. The K53 cap on the valve now threads directly onto the body, making assembly and disassembly for service much simpler. K53 series valves have a high lift poppet design for flow capabilities at least 20% greater than the K52 series. Body sizes available are 1-inch, 1-1/2-inch, 2-inch and 3-inch. Maximum working pressure is 125 psi (8.5 bar), and maximum temperature is 140oF (60oC).

THE FOLLOWING VALVES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED AFTER MARCH 13, 2009

AQUAMATIC® V44 SERIES - CAST IRON ISOLATED BONNET VALVES

The V44 series is a diaphragm-operated, isolated bonnet valve designed to protect the operating diaphragm from abnormal deterioration caused by high temperature by isolating process fluid from control fluid. The body and cap are cast iron. Internal metal parts are brass and stainless steel. Rubber components are ethylene propylene disk and seals with a Buna-N diaphragm. These valves are rated to a maximum of 125 psi (8.5 bar) and maximum temperature of 250oF (122oC). These valves come in sizes of 3/4-inch through 3-inch with threaded ends and 3-inch through 4-inch with flanged ends.

AQUAMATIC® V82 SERIES- CAST BRASS HIGH PRESSURE DIAPHRAGM VALVES

The V82 series is a diaphragm-operated, high-pressure valve. The body and cap are brass, internal metal parts are brass and stainless steel, seals are fluorocarbon and Aflas, and diaphragm is Buna-N. These valves are rated to a maximum of 250 psi (17.0 bar) and maximum temperature of 150oF (65oC). These valves are available in 3/4- inch through 3-inch with threaded ends.

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AQUAMATIC BULLETINS, DIAGRAMS & ORDERING GUIDES

YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

Title: Repairing the K530 Series AquaMatic Valve Part 1-Disassembling

This is the first of a three part demonstration with Res-Kem's Bob Hader on how to install the diaphragm kit, seal kit, and then reassemble the K530 Aquamatic valve. The first video demonstrates how to disassemble the Aquamatic K530 diaphragm valve.

Title: Repairing the K530 Series AquaMatic Valve Part 2-Installing Seal and Spacer Kit

This is the second of a three part demonstration with Res-Kem's Bob Hader on how to install the diaphragm kit, seal kit, and then reassemble the K530 Aquamatic valve. This video demonstrates how to install the seal and spacer kit for the K530 valve.

Title: Repairing the K530 Series AquaMatic Valve Part 3-Reassembling

This is the third of a three part demonstration with Res-Kem's Bob Hader on how to install the diaphragm kit, seal kit, and then reassemble the K530 Aquamatic valve. This video demonstrates how to reassemble the Aquamatic K530 diaphragm valve.

Title: Repairing the V42 Series Cast Iron AquaMatic Valves Part 1

This is the first of a two part demonstration with Res-Kem's Bob Hader on how to disassemble a metal Aquamatic diaphragm valve. The second video demonstrates how to install the diaphragm kit, seal kit, and then reassemble the metal Aquamatic valve.

Title: Repairing the V42 Series Cast Iron AquaMatic Valves Part 2

This is the second of a two part demonstration with Res-Kem's Bob Hader on how to install the diaphragm kit, seal kit, and then reassemble the metal Aquamatic valve. The first video demonstrates how to disassemble a metal Aquamatic diaphragm valve.

Title: AquaMatic Diaphragm Valve-K530 Plastic Valve Features

This video shows the general features of AquaMatic K530 plastic diaphragm valves with a position indicator and limit stop. The demonstration includes how to adjust a limit stop.

Title: Which Metal Aquamatic Valve Do I Have?-Part 1

This is the first of a two part panel discussion with Res-Kem's Mike Polito & Bob Hader on how to identify which metal Aquamatic valve you have. Since Aquamatic valves have many options these videos clarify how to select the correct metal valve

Title: Which Metal Aquamatic Valve Do I Have?-Part 2

This is the second of a two part panel discussion with Res-Kem's Mike Polito & Bob Hader on how to identify which metal Aquamatic valve you have. Since Aquamatic valves have many options these videos clarify how to select the correct metal valve

Title: Aquamatic K520 Plastic Diaphragm Valves Cutaway and End Adpaters

In this video, Res-Kem's Bob Hader, Service Manager, shows the internal features of the older style AquaMatic plastic diaphragm valves, Series K520, with a valve cutaway. He also shows the end adapter choices of these valves.

Title: AquaMatic Diaphragm Valve-K530 Plastic Valve Cutaway

In this video, Res-Kem's Bob Hader, Service Manager, shows the internal features of AquaMatic K530 plastic diaphragm valves with a valve cutaway. He also shows the end adapter choices of these valves.

Title: How-To Select Aquamatic V42 Valves Using Ordering Guides

One of Res-Kem's Aquamatic Product Specialists, Mike Polito, walks you through the steps to identify, select and order the correct cast iron V42 Series Aquamatic for your water treatment equipment.

 
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