Housings can be installed at a different time than that of the cartridge valve. The housing becomes a permanent integral part of the cartridge valve system. Each housing will accept the full range of cartridges; only the size of the cartridge being the limiting factor.
Each cartridge valve is fully retractable from the housing. All valve system parts are fully accessible including the seat and plug for easy maintenance. Valve seat construction is such that replacement is by a simple one-touch clip arrangement.
Cleaning and pressure testing of the cartridge valve system is easily carried out before the installation of the cartridge valve by the use of specially designed flushing adapters and blanking covers. Common components have been used throughout the entire range of cartridge valves ensuring that the spares' requirements are minimized.
The fastening of the cartridge to the housing has been so arranged to ensure that the orientation of the valve is always positioned correctly. The oblique (45° angle) pattern design gives a similar flow characteristic to that of a full flow ball valve, yet sealing is equivalent to that of a plug valve.