Hayward Flow Control, a division of Hayward Industries, has been manufacturing industrial thermoplastic valves and process control products since the inception of the thermoplastic valve industry. For more than 40 years they have remained committed to producing the highest quality products while providing outstanding service that exceeds customer expectations.
Hayward has earned an unsurpassed reputation for product design, manufacturing precision, quality assurance, experience and know-how and total commitment to customer satisfaction and support. When selecting thermoplastic valves and process control products, consider the following:
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Reliable by Design
Hayward valves are designed using the latest state-of-art equipment. Their Computer Aided Design (CAD) system, linked to finite element software, provides accurate and essential stress analysis. Hayward valves are designed to be strong — with material where it counts. Pressure and prolonged operation will not fatigue Hayward valves. Thus, Hayward products provide years of maintenance-free service.
Valve parts twist and turn in operation, and must fit precisely with a perfect seal. At Hayward, valve components are precision molded. However, when required, critical dimension valve parts are precision machined in areas such as o-ring grooves, seats, and ball surfaces. In either case, fine tolerances are maintained and, as a result, Hayward valves seal bubble tight and provide years of dependable service.
Hayward valves are 100% tested with the latest state-of-the-art testing equipment. Every Hayward product must pass pneumatic/hydrostatic tests before it is released for shipment. Their reputation for quality and reliability is unsurpassed. Hayward has been manufacturing thermoplastic valves since the beginning of the industry. Their commitment to, and support of, the industry is strong. In addition to a tradition of experience and know-how, Hayward also has a highly qualified field sales organization that provides customer assistance, training and field support.
Hayward remains committed to new product developments, innovative process technology to produce high quality, reliable products and to total customer satisfaction. They will continue to advance fluid process technology as the leading American manufacturer of industrial thermoplastic valves and process control products.
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The Benefits of Hayward Thermoplastic Valves and Process Control Products
Since the introduction of PVC in the U.S. during the 1940’s, thermoplastic valves, pipe and fittings have gained broad acceptance. Thermoplastic valves, pipe and fittings are often the material of choice for systems that were traditionally designed in metal. Unlike metal, thermoplastic valves and piping components have a high resistance to corrosion, will not scale or rust, and will not contaminate sensitive fluids. Hayward manufactures products from compounds of PVC, CPVC, natural PP, GF-PP, PVDF, and polyetherimide.
These materials are non-conductors and, as such, are immune to electrolytic and galvanic corrosion. Equally important, they contain nothing to leach out and contaminate sensitive fluids.
Benefits of Hayward thermoplastic valves and process control products include:
Hayward PVC and CPVC products are suitable for use with potable water and are consistent with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards.
Hayward thermoplastic valves and process control products are immune from corrosion. They are dielectric, meaning they will not support a charge and will remain free from the ionization and corrosion that occurs with metal valves.
Extended Service Life
Hayward thermoplastic valves will outlast most metal valves and are not affected by normal weather conditions. They will provide years of maintenance-free service.
Low Thermal Conductivity
Hayward thermoplastic valves have much less thermal conductivity than metal valves so that heat gain or loss is greatly reduced. Pipe insulation is rarely required.
Improved Flow Rates
Hayward thermoplastic valves have a high flow coefficient and, as compared to metal, will absolutely not pit, rust or corrode. Their interior walls are molded with an ultra-smooth finish that will remain smooth throughout the valve's service life — resulting in a more consistent flow rate over time.
Hayward process control products are capable of handling corrosive chemicals at elevated temperatures — up to 240°F with GF-PP.
Hayward thermoplastic valves and process control products are generally 1/3 to ½ the weight of similar size and type metal valves. They are simple to install and result in reduced handling, labor and installation costs.
Hayward thermoplastic valves are energy efficient. It takes about half the energy to produce a comparative size Hayward thermoplastic valve as a metal one.
When evaluating the economics of Hayward thermoplastic valves over metal valves, consider not only the initial cost savings of the product, but the reduced freight, lower installation and maintenance costs, and the extended service life of the valves. Hayward thermoplastic valves are a cost effective alternative to metal valves.