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what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

I am working in a chemical company and we decided to install automation & batching system for our production line that involve mixing 5 or 6 kind of liquid raw materials for making polyurethane product mainly.
we have installed load-cells on our agitator tanks and our raw material tanks to weigh them. the purpose is to pump the materials automatically to agitator tanks and stop the pump and close the valve by PLC programming by the feedback of the load-cells .please help me to chose the suitable valve for this project.each batch contain about 12 tons of material

RE: what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

Call a valve manufacturer or talk with some of your more experienced engineers.

Ball valves are the most prevalent type valve in the Chemical industry, but it all depends on what the material is. You'll also find plug valves in polyurethane service as well. You may also need them to be internally jacketed.

You may also want to consider dribble valves. This doesn't change the valve type, but allows the valve to close to a predetermined % (like 20-30%) to slow the flow the closer you get to your desired SP.

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RE: what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

I have visited only one facility that mixed PU, but it wasn't a batching facility like yours.
They used static mixers at the dispensing nozzle, where the mixed PU was injected into a low pressure mold, where it reacted and solidified within tens of seconds.
The components were pumped and metered by multiple Bosch fuel injection pumps, mechanically linked, and driven by a single motor.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: what kind of valve we should chose to install automation & batching system

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