Water Control Valve
Water, Food & Beverage
Thermoplastic injection molding on the three plastic valve body components transfer molding on the NSF 61-compliant, chloramine resistant rubber seals and O-rings.
The water control valve is a key component in the operation of an updated water softener design. Redesigning a machined brass water control valve into a molded assembly, complete with threaded inserts, is more cost effective with material and energy savings benefits.
Through the use of finite element analysis, the wall thickness was optimized, conserving plastic material while increasing overall valve strength with less weight and reduced total cost. Advantages of the new water control valve include: a 75 percent weight reduction, non-corrosive reinforced thermoplastic body, identical inlet and outlet plumbing connections as on the brass valve, along with leak and pressure testing of each welded valve prior to shipping.