Tyco Fire Protection Products, introduces the next generation butterfly valve, the BFV-300. Offering a lighter, more compact design, the BFV-300 allows for more efficient installation, easier operation and long-term performance.
New, unique features of the valve make it smaller, lighter and easier to install and service. For example, tapping bosses incorporated into the butterfly valve save time by enabling quick upstream direct connection to a deluge valve and downstream connection of additional components, or drainage for dry maintenance. The travelling nut gearbox features a single moving part, which allows for a smaller, more compact design that is easier to install and operate. On average, the gearbox is 50% smaller than conventional gearboxes and contributes to a 40% weight saving compared to traditional butterfly valves currently available. The BFV-300 also features a QR code printed on the gearbox cover. By scanning the code with a smart device, users can benefit from access to online product information.
“The new BFV-300 Butterfly Valve was developed to meet users’ needs in a lighter, more compact package,” said Gerhard Jonkeren, Global Product Manager at Tyco Fire Protection Products. “We’ve improved the design of the gearbox to provide greater ease of installation and operation compared to conventional valves. The tapping bosses make it easier to operate and enhance long-term performance for a more efficient solution.”
Globally, Tyco is the first company to offer grooved butterfly valves with two incorporated tapping bosses. This enables installers to make a fast connection to the deluge valve without the need for additional tapping saddles or drilling into the pipe. The tapping bosses also provide a simple, fast drainage system.
Additional features of the BFV-300 include a grooved end or wafer style connection for installation on a range of systems and supervisory open and closed options - supervisory open to isolate the alarm valve, or supervisory closed for use in a by-pass system. Furthermore, the valve is 100% silicon free and available in sizes from 2” to 12” (DN50 – DN300). The BFV-300 is also fully approved globally for greater assurance. For more information regarding Tyco’s BFV-300 Butterfly Valve, please visit www.tfppemea.com