Valves for Cement in Powder & Slurry Form
Nowadays, every building and structure is made out of concrete, or at least some part of it. While the production of cement might not seem like a complex process, it undergoes many procedures until it is turned into the powder form that we see labor mixing to create the concrete mixture. There a
re several challenges faced by cement manufacturers in terms of the selection of valves for cement, especially in operations in the slurry line.
Valves for Cement in the Industry
The processes in this industry require valves for cement that are highly abrasion and wear resistant, because of the nature of materials used in the manufacturing of cement. Pinch valves are the best valves for cement, as they are embedded with a high quality elastomer sleeve present in its housing. This component allows tight control over the cement flow in the transfer lines, as well as keeps the media from interacting with the rest of the system. Moreover, when pinch valves are coupled with certain accessories, such as aeration pads and vibrators, they optimize the flow and further improve its capability to avoid the material from sticking to the seat and bin wall.
Not only that, the pinch valves for cement also solve the problem of leakage that are commonly experienced with other types of valves. This is achieved because the rubber sleeve fully isolates the flowing media from the other components of the system, eliminating the possibility of leaking cement.
Read some of AKO’s real life case studies involving AKO Pinch Valves with cement:
Valves for Cement Features
Some features of pinch valves for cement applications include:
- Easy to operate
- Complete control over flow operation
- The material of the rubber sleeve can be changed based on the requirements of the application
- Easy to maintain
- Replacing the rubber sleeve is inexpensive
- The rubber sleeve has a much longer wear-life as compared to exotic alloys, metal, and mechanical components.
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