Is your Pinch Valve being Operated Correctly?

Unfortunately there are a few common mistakes that can be caused by engineers on site when either installing, maintaining or re-sleeving a Pinch Valve. It is important to read AKO’s operating manual for Pinch Valves, as well as our Pinch Valve control pressure information, before installing or carrying out maintenance on a Pinch Valve. These knowledgeable information sheets will prevent any future Pinch Valve failures (apart from when the sleeve actually comes to the end of it’s duty life through age and general wear). Furthermore, in the long run the user will create a longer life for the valve & sleeve, and in return, a happier user who will cut down on maintenance costs.

Common Types of Pinch Valve Failures

Click on the images below to see how these Pinch Valve failures are caused, and more importantly how to prevent them happening!
pinch valve sleeve blistered

Torn/Split/Blistered Rubber Sleeves

rubber pinch valve sleeve collapsed

Rubber Sleeves not opening fully or Deformed

Are you experiencing problems with a Pinch Valve?

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Pinch Valves are proven to perform greater and outshine other valve types such as ball valves, butterfly valves & diaphragm valves. The reliability and higher quality of the Pinch Valve is exceptional, with many valve users finding the Pinch Valve a huge benefit to their systems.