Valve Plug

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A plug valve uses a tapered cylindrical plug that fits a body seat of corresponding shape. When the port in the plug is aligned with the body opening, flow is permitted in a way similar to a ball valve. A one-quarter (90°) turn operates the valve from fully open to fully closed, and vice versa. Plug valves may also be used as balancing valves.

Eccentric-type plug valves are the most common in commercial and industrial piping systems. Typically, the eccentric plug is cast of high strength ductile or cast iron, as is the body. The plug can be encapsulated with Grade “E” EPDM rubber, suitable for water, potable water and similar services or Nitrile (Buna-N) for petroleum services. The seat is usually a welded-in nickel overlay for corrosion resistance and long sealing life.

A full range of actuators, stem extensions (for buried applications) and chain wheels (elevated positions) can be added as needed.

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Johnson Controls, Inc.

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Jomar Valve

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The Commonwealth Group

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Watts Water Technologies

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