Stainless steel butterfly valve
Victaulic's Series 461 stainless steel butterfly is designed for the HVAC and portable water markets and is rated for cold and hot potable water service.
Victaulic's Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valve line comes with a stainless steel option. The Series 461 stainless steel butterfly is designed for the HVAC and potable water markets. The Series 461 valve is NSF 61/372 approved to meet the new low-lead requirements, and is rated for cold and hot potable water service. Series 461 valves are designed for pressures ranging from full vacuum to 300 psi and for bi-directional, dead-end services to full working pressure. The stainless steel valve features a patented seat design, made popular by the Victaulic Series 761 butterfly valve, which assures full 360-deg sealing. The valves are available in 3- to 8-in. sizes.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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