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GF Piping Systems new all-plastic Butterfly Valve 565 beats metal in every round!

Posted: Wednesday 14th July 2021

GF Piping Systems launches its new Butterfly Valve 565 onto the market. The highly reliable, cost-effective, lightweight, all-plastic valve produced in Switzerland 'proves' its clear superiority over metal valves in water treatment and a wide range of other applications.

Butterfly Valve 565 is strong but lightweight, consisting of high-performance plastic components. It is suitable for up to 16 bars, and tough temperature ranges from -10°C to +80°C.

Direct Replacement

Designed to be quick and easy to install, Butterfly Valve 565 comes in the same installation length as metal valves (ISO 5752 Row 20), therefore avoiding costly modifications on the existing piping systems, a clear advantage over its metal opponent.

60% lighter

The Butterfly Valve 565 is 60% lighter than a comparable metal valve, so a single technician can safely and easily handle it during installation. This also facilitates planning, since the lower weight significantly reduces the need for costly transportation and personnel.

Highly Reliable

The Butterfly Valve 565 built to last. Metal butterfly valves suffer from wear – whether due to corrosion, contamination, or extended use – they are not as durable and need to be replaced. The resulting downtime leads to delays in operations, additional installation and purchasing costs. The Butterfly Valve 565 is made from high-performance thermoplastics to protect it from abrasion and corrosion, securing a longer service life in water flow applications and a greater contribution to a more sustainable world.

Reduced costs

With the initial cost being comparable to metal solutions, the Butterfly Valve 565 outperforms its metal counterparts throughout its service life, reducing maintenance costs, thanks to its superior materials and design.

"The Butterfly Valve 565 is a complete solution for the water segment which solves all of the typical problems customers have been experiencing with metal valves," says Thomas Kuessner, Head of Product Management – Valves. "Thanks to its higher resistance against corrosion, longer service life, and more effectives use of energy and resources during industrial production; our new Swiss-made valve provides a more cost-effective and sustainable solution for water treatment customers. Its quick and simple retrofit capability adds to the knockout arguments that will make our highly reliable and lightweight valve a winner in the market segment."

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