BALL VALVES * BUTTERFLY VALVES * PNEUMATIC AND ELECTRIC ACTUATORS * KNIFE GATE VALVES * SOLENOIDS * VALVE POSITIONERS * GEAR OPERATORS * FIRE SAFE FUSIBLE LINKS * CUSTOMIZED MOUNTING KITS AND EXTENSIONS *
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONCompany Overview: Who we areBI-TORQ Valve Automation is a leader in theindustrial valve market • Complete automated valve packages with pneumatic and electric valve actuators • Metal and thermoplastic ball and butterfly valves • Automation accessories and safety products • Engineered product and customized valve automation hardware • Diverse product line able to support a wide range of applications and end users
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The Marketplace: The BI-TORQ Advantage! What makes BI-TORQ unique:• Broad product range• Outstanding technical support from our sales staff• Ability to interchange by competitors’ part numbers• Ability to interchange by application• Capability of retrofitting to competitors’ products• Over 30,000 designed mounting kit combinations• Can supply EXACT product as interchange to meet specs
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSample Industries and Applications • STEEL PRODUCTION • GAS AND OIL • MANUFACTURING • BIOFUELS • STEAM GENERATION • NUCLEAR • FOOD AND BEVERAGE • PHARMACEUTICAL
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Flanged Valves Food and BeverageBlommer Chocolate• Location: Chicago, IL• Plant produces variety of custom chocolateproducts including the chips for Chips Ahoy cookies• Application: BI-TORQ Valve Automation hassupplied a variety of automated valves for retrofit,including 2” and 3” 150# flanged valves withpneumatic actuators handling steam and water aspart of the processing of cocoa beans• ANSI face-to-face make it a drop-in replacementfor existing units
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: SS 2-piece Ball Valves AgriculturalFarmChem• Location: Mason City, IA• Application: Pneumatic control valve forbulk seed handlers.• The customer uses ½” and 1” 2-piece SSball valves as part of its Meridian 600RT™system. The radio control remote providescontrol access from the planter, openingand closing the desired compartment via theball valve, controlling the conveyorfunctions, and displaying on a light panelwhich compartment is open.
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: SS 3-piece Ball Valves Filling EquipmentFilling Equipment, Inc.• Location: College Point, NY• Application: Pneumatically-actuated ballvalves for a high-cycle filling application• Filling Equipment Company builds in-line,rotary and piston-type filling machines (forhandling from very small to high volumefilling, manual to fully automated), as well ascapping equipment. In addition to using our 3-piece ball valve, Filling Equipment also usesour automated PVC valves.
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: High Cycle Valves Food and BeverageCargill• Location: Milwaukee, WI• Application: automated ball valves for the “gut table”to control “superhot” and standard city water at high-cycling intervals (every 30 seconds)• BI-TORQ Valve Automation provided Cargill with 1-1/4”,1-1/2” and 2” “high performance” ball valves withpneumatic actuators after Apollo valves failed• Valves have extra belleville springwashers and 50/50 seats for high cycling• Our pneumatic actuators have been cycledover 750,000 times at our facility
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: High Cycle Valves ManufacturingKohler• Location: Kohler, WI• Application: automated ball valves forconveying ceramic “slip” to toliet and sinkmold injection equipment• BI-TORQ Valve Automation providesautomated 3-piece ball valves for Kohler in WIand Mexico. Because the valves cycle so oftenand the “slip” is so abrasive, we recommendeda 3-piece design for easy maintenance andreplacement.
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATION Applications and End Users: Multi-Port Valves Systems IntegrationGala Industries• Location: Eagle Rock, VA• Application: Gala Industries is an OEM that designssystems for pelletizing production systems forthermoplastics, engineered resins, TPU, HMA andcompounding applications• BI-TORQ Valve Automation is the preferred supplier ofautomated ball valves, including 3-piece, brass, 3-way andtank valves• The 3-way valves in Gala’s systems are part of the mixingprocess, where raw resins come in from one side andsteam enters from the opposite port.• Because of the material, BI-TORQ oversizes thepneumatic actuator
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users Food and Beverage M&M Mars/Wm.Wrigley Corporation • Location: Waco, Texas • Application: This plant produces over 1,000,000 Snickers bars per day! • BI-TORQ Valve Automation has supplied complete automated assemblies including sanitary 2-way and 3-way valves with pneumatic actuators that handle milk and soybean oil. Limit switches and solenoids are part of a complete automated package.
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Sanitary Valves Food and Beverage Filtration Engineering • Location: Champlain, MN • Application: customer uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) as part of membrane process to remove water from dilute solutions of dairy and food products. FE also has a system of “pre- concentration” of whey and skim milk prior to evaporation • BI-TORQ provides 2”, 2-1/2” and 3” cavity- filled sanitary ball valves with spring return pneumatic actuators and modulating positioners
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: PVC Valves Green TechnologyTanimura & Antle• Location: Livingston, TN• Application: hydroponic greenhouses to grow lettuceyear-round in regions outside of the typical CA farmfields• BI-TORQ Valve Automation provided 2” PVC ball valveswith Viton seals and automated with electric actuatorsafter a competitor’s valve failed because of the wrongchoice of seals• After 3 years, the units are running perfectly andhelping Taniumra & Antle to harvest more than 43,000heads of lettuce per day!
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: High Pressure Valves ManufacturingDurable Corporation• Location: Knoxville, TN• Application: lowering and raising hydraulicpresses for a manufacturer of custom rubber mats• Customer had been using Vickers directionalvalves that leaked badly after just a few months.• BI-TORQ Valve Automation provided 40) 7200 PSIhigh pressure hydraulic valves with pneumaticactuators in 1” through 2” sizes with pneumaticactuators
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Butterfly Valves Industrial Applications La Farge • Location: Chesapeake, VA • Application: Customer had been using standard 12” butterfly valves for fly ash service, but both the seat and disc material were getting eroded because of constant wear • BI-TORQ provided a BFV with a natural rubber seat and an undercut disc to reduce wear and “rubbing” • Customer used to have to replace valves every 6 months, but our valves have been in place for 3+ years without problems
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATION Applications and End Users: Butterfly Valves IndustrialEllis Corporation• Location: Elk Grove Village, IL• Application: Manufacturer of industriallaundry equipment and laundry conveyors• Customer uses large quantities of 3” lugstyle BFVs with double acting pneumaticactuators on customized laundry equipmentto control water• BI-TORQ provided a cost-effective valveand actuator package with a low-profile toreduce costs for this OEM
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Knife Gate Valves Food and BeverageMountaire Farms• Location: Lumber Bridge, NC• Customer is one of the largest poultryprocessors in N. America• Application: Mountaire needed a solution tohandle chicken parts through the pipeline afterinitial processing.• Conventional butterfly valves cannot be usedbecause of issues with abrasion on seats andinability to seal against feathers, bones, etc.•Mountaire purchased 6” and 10” knife gatevalves with hydraulic cylinders to cut throughsolid material
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Limit Switches Processing and DiagnosticsNitta Gelatin• Location: Lumberton, NC• Application: DeviceNet control of pneumaticactuators on sanitary valves handling gelatin andgelatin by-product• Nitta Gelatin wanted to be able to provide a unit thatwould be able to record the number of cycles andassist in a preventative maintenance schedule• By using a DeviceNet switch box, the customer coulduse customized software in order to provide completediagnostics
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: 4-20mA Positioners OEM EquipmentDeicing Systems and Solutions• Location: Memphis, TN• Application: high-resolution modulating 3” 150#flanged ball valves on glycol mixing systems• DSS has incorporated 2) 3” modulating ballvalves and 1) 2-1/2” safety shut-off valve into itsglycol blending systems for FedEx’s hub• Previous supplier could not provide a 4-20mApositioner board to provide a precise signal,resulting in overmixing and glycol loss. The 4-20mA board we specified is accurate to +/-.0001%
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONCarbo-Bond Products: Valve Automation HardwareCustom Manufactured Valve Automation Hardware for ANY valve and ANY actuator 48 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AND EXPEDITED DELIVERY ARE OUR SPECIALTIES FULL SERVICE MOUNTING AND TESTING Anything’s Possible----Just Ask!
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONCarbo-Bond Products: Valve Automation Hardware FREESTANDING & HEAT EXTENSIONS APPLICATIONS • high heat through valve/steam (actuator protection) • buried service • tanks •accessibility (catwalks, etc.)
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONCarbo-Bond Products: Valve Automation Hardware TANDEM LINKAGE ASSEMBLIES Single actuator with multiple valves 3-Way Tee Linkage
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Tee Linkages Food and BeverageBicardi Rum• Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico• Application: 3-way tee linkage for mixingalcohol/water control• The customer required a specialty tee linkagewith a variety of materials and sizes, includinga tee made of PVC, two butterfly valves with SSdiscs (one an 8” size and the other a 3”) and amaster actuator to control both• Our engineers were able to design a teelinkage that accommodated the different sizesand materials
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONApplications and End Users: Tandem Linkages OEM Custom ProductQPC (Quality Products Company, Inc.)• Location: Katy, TX• Application: Tandem linkage for 6-outlet customlube system for an OEM• The customer required that 3) 3-way L-port 3/8”ball valves be controlled by a single 220VAC electricactuator as part of a lube system for Volvo• Our engineers designed a tandem linkage forsimultaneous control of 3 valves; the 3-way valvescan be configured differently for a wide variety ofoutput options depending on flow requirements.
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSpecialty Safety Products: Lock-Outs OSHA Lock-OutsAllegheny Technologies (ATI), LLC• Location: North Skull Valley, UT• Plant produces special metals and alloys,including titanium• Application: BI-TORQ Valve Automation hassupplied lock-out kits for automated valves inorder to prevent the accidental opening of avalve in a critical process• units meet OSHA requirements for lock-outdevices on automated valves
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSpecialty Safety Products: Deadman Handles Deadman Handles US Navy • Location: San Diego, CA • Application: spring return deadman handles and fire safe valves at a fueling station for U.S. Navy • The U.S. Navy has purchased more than 30) 1” 150# flanged fire safe valves, half of which have deadman handles for safety shut-off purposes to prevent fuel loss on transport ships
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSpecialty Safety Products: Fire Safe Valves FUSIBLE LINK ASSEMBLIES FOR FIRE PROTECTION •Automatic shutoff in case of fire •Process or fire suppression systems •Valve can be operated even while spring pack is armed
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSpecialty Safety Products: Fire Safe Valves
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONIdentifying Applications Identifying Applications in the Field
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATION Identifying Applications in the FieldWhen a picture is NOT worth 1000 words• Thanks to the wide use of cellphone cameras, we get a lot ofphotos from outside salespeople inthe field•We got this one recently as an e-mailattachment with the request to“interchange this.”• While our technical sales staff iswell-practiced in the art ofinvestigation: we’re good, but we’renot THAT good!
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONIdentifying Applications in the Field BI-TORQ CSI!• Don’t be “that guy” who justsends pictures!• Instead, here are theessentials of what we need toknow to make this a successfulexperience for you and yourcustomer . . .
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONIdentifying Applications in the Field Help Us Help You!HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT HELP US TO TURNAROUND A QUOTATION THAT CAN LEAD TO A QUICKORDER If for an EXISTING application: • manufacturer and model number for interchange • Pipeline size • media going through the valve • pressure and temperature • end connections • actuation type Typical valve tag
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONIdentifying Applications in the Field Help Us Help You!HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT HELP US TO TURNAROUND A QUOTATION THAT CAN LEAD TO AQUICK ORDER If an NEW application: • What does the customer want to accomplish? • How will this automated valve fit within overall system? • Pipeline size • media going through the valve • pressure and temperature • end connections • actuation type
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONIdentifying Applications in the Field Help Us Help You! HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT HELP US TO TURN AROUND A QUOTATION THAT CAN LEAD TO A QUICK ORDER If a RETROFIT application to a valve: • actuation type • size, make and model of valve OR • use our handy dimensional worksheet OR • send the valve in for us to design a mounting kit Typical valve tag
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONProduct and Company Resources PRINCIPLES OF ACTUATION Valve Actuation Application Sheets •An ideal overview of the answers you need to know when sizing or selecting an electric or pneumatic actuator •available on-line at www.bitorq.com
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONSome of what we DON’T do!• Globe Valves for steam control (Fisher orequal); highly-specialized• Pressure relief valves• Instrumentation valves• Although we do provide “commodity”manual valves in all materials ofconstruction, the majority of our valves aremade for automation. Because of the ISOmounting pads and higher materials ofconstruction required for automation, wegenerally are not as competitive in theseareas
YOUR SINGLE SOURCE FOR VALVE AUTOMATIONProduct and Company Resources THE BI-TORQ WEB SITE •Complete PDF download section •Wiring diagrams and IOMs •Features and part number builds •available on-line at www.bitorq.com
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