Alfa Laval 5308/5309 Series Ball Valves

Ball valves are ideal for applications requiring a full flow body design to minimize line turbulence and pressure drop. An encapsulated seat option is available for critical process applications requiring maximum reduction of potential for product entrapment.

Standard Design

The Ball valve consists of a stainless steel body that houses a rotating ball. The rotating ball is sealed in the body with a PTFE seat that either partially or fully encapsulates the ball. The valve is activated by a stainless steel handle that opens and closes the valve through a quarter turn. The valve can also be operated by an optional ¼ turn pneumatic or electric actuator. External thrust springs maintain constant pressure on the stem packing. The stem and packing design eliminate the possibility of the stem becoming dislodged or blown out.

Technical Data

Temperature

Temperature range: . . . . . . . . . . . . . -20°C to 150°C (EPDM)
Temperature range: . . . . . . . . . . . . . -4°F to 302°F (EPDM)

Pressure

Max. product pressure: . . . . . . . . . . 400 kPa (40 bar)
Max. product pressure: . . . . . . . . . . 580 PSI (40 bar)
Min. product pressure: . . . . . . . . . . Full vacuum

Physical Data

Materials

Valve body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CF3M9 (316L)
Ball & Stem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4401 (316L)
Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4301 (304)
External surface finish . . . . . . . . . . . Semi-bright (blasted)
Internal surface finish . . . . . . . . . . . . Bright (polished), Ra ≤ 0.5 µm
Surface finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ra 20 µin
Product wetted seals . . . . . . . . . . . . PTFE
Actuator surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Epoxy coated
Actuator bracket, coupling and hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 stainless steel

Torque vs. Pressure

Standard Seats

Encapsulated Seats

Use the charts above to determine the amount of torque required to cycle the ball valve.

Standard and Encapsulated Seats: Ratings – Pressure vs. Temperature

Manual Valve Dimensions

 

Valves with Pneumatic Actuators

Alfa Laval offers two types of pneumatic actuators, available in air-to-air or air-to-spring. Air-to-spring is available in normally open or normally-closed models. All models are offered with epoxy-coated aluminium alloy or optional 304 stainless steel housing. Pneumatic actuator air pressure requirements are:

Air-to-Air: 25 to 100 psi (1.7 to 6.9 bar)
Air-to-Spring: 80 to 100 psi (5.5 to 6.9 bar)

Note: Air pressure requirements are dependent upon the valve scope and operating conditions

Selection Tables for Pneumatic Actuators

Dimensions – Accord Switch Options

Optional: Two mechanical or proximity switches contained within the enclosure.

 

Pneumatic Actuator Options

A. All stainless steel and non-stainless, epoxy coated aluminium alloy actuators can be furnished with a basic switch enclosure. Specify either NEMA 4 or NEMA 7. The enclosure/bracket assembly is mounted on top of the actuator. B. Basic switch enclosure can be furnished with optional Pharos visual indicator. C. 3-way and 4-way solenoids can be mounted to basic switch enclosure. All wire connections are through a terminal strip, located inside the basic switch enclosure.

Dimensions – Valves with Pneumatic Actuators Tri-Clamp® Connection

 

Dimensions – Valves with Pneumatic Actuators Butt-Weld Connection

Options Equipment

  •  Product connections: weld, bevel seat
  •  Position indication: mechanical or proximity switches