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Stem structure of centerline wafer butterfly valve

The centerline wafer butterfly valve can be divided into two types: pinless butterfly valve and pinned butterfly valve. The main difference between them is whether the valve plate and the valve stem are fixed with a pin. The pinned butterfly valve and the pinless butterfly valve

JIS 10K-wafer butterfly valve-backup seat (3)

JIS 10K-wafer butterfly valve-backup seat (3)

correspond to the needs of different working conditions, and more depends on the needs of users. Because the process of the pinless butterfly valve is more effective and more complicated, and there is no pin hole on the surface of the butterfly plate, its price is also a little more expensive than that of the butterfly valve with a pin. And relatively speaking, it does not appear pitting corrosion and point leakage. Now let’s take a look at the pinless structure of the centerline wafer butterfly valve:

Centerline Wafer Type Butterfly Valve Double Half Shaft Structure
The double half shaft is a kind of structural performance of the midline wafer butterfly valve, also called the square shaft. Corresponding to it is the through shaft. Double semi-shaft means that there is a shaft on the upper and lower sides of the valve plate of the butterfly valve. The upper shaft and the valve stem are integrally formed to act as a transmission, and the lower shaft is a circular shaft, which plays the role of positioning the valve plate. Since the connection between the upper shaft, the valve stem and the valve plate is usually through a square shaft – a square hole, there are also hexagonal connections. Therefore, the processing of the valve plate is usually processed by punching, slotting or EDM, and the processing efficiency is low. In addition, the lower shaft also needs to pass through the through hole at the bottom of the valve body to be installed. After that, it is necessary to add a gasket and a retaining ring to the bottom to fix the lower shaft. The processing and assembly of the valve body also increases the difficulty. Therefore, this structure is only used in large sizes now.

Large and small head shaft structure of centerline wafer butterfly valve
The stem of this midline wafer butterfly valve is a flat shaft that passes through the valve plate. The diameter at the lower end is reduced to a size smaller than the flat hole of the valve plate to pass through the valve plate, and the bottom of the valve body is used for positioning to ensure the valve Concentricity and symmetry of the plate. The processing of the through hole of the valve plate only requires a high degree of coaxiality of the single-side feed. In addition, there is no through hole at the bottom of the valve body, which also avoids external pollution caused by the leakage of the valve body. However, due to the variable diameter of the valve stem and the valve body, the processing cost is appropriately increased, and the upper and lower holes of the valve seat are not of equal diameter, which is also prone to errors in the assembly process.

Equal Diameter Flat Shaft for Centerline Wafer Type Butterfly Valve
The structure of this midline wafer butterfly valve is evolved from the structure of the large and small head shafts. The valve stem is an equal-diameter shaft. The bottom is processed into double D type and the valve plate forms a close fit to ensure the transmission of the valve plate. It is also a flat hole, but the direction of the flat hole is rotated by a 90°, so as to ensure that when the valve is at the closing point or close to the closing point, the valve stem is in contact with the valve body bushing with a circular surface to ensure the symmetry of the valve plate and the same The axial degree can not only avoid the bending deformation of the valve stem but also make the valve close tightly. Since the valve body and seat are the same size in both directions, the efficiency can be greatly improved during processing and assembly. This kind of structure is simple and practical, and has the characteristics of high processing efficiency, quick assembly, tight coordination, economical saving and so on.

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