Hunt Valve: Proportional Poppet Valve

Hunt Valve Proportional Poppet ValveHunt Valve has announced a new proportional poppet valve for descaling applications that lasts three to five times longer than traditional poppet valves. By eliminating the effects of water hammer and system shock, this innovative poppet valve technology promotes safety in the plant and cuts operating costs in half.

At steel mills, persistent water hammer in high-pressure piping systems often leads to burst pipes, cracked welds and descale header damage. Hunt Valve’s proportional poppet descale valve can be programmed to eliminate water hammer in the system. Typically, the speed is only reduced for the last 10 to 20% of the stroke, just before completely shutting off flow to the descale header. This slow rate of closure can be fine-turned via the integrated local control interface or programmable logic controller (PLC).

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