The standard 2-way valve body is the basic building block of diaphragm valve technology. FlowTherm are pleased to bring you Saunders 2-way forged bodies, which are manufactured from wrought 316L/1.4435 stainless steel bar with additional requirement of controlled sulfur per ASME BPE Standard.
The forging process results in a homogeneous surface that helps to eliminate porosity, inclusions, or shrinkage cavities. This surface is an ideal substrate for the high levels of mechanical and electropolished surfaces demanded by the clean processing industries to maintain sterility and optimise cleaning processes. Saunders forged bodies are manufactured to achieve low ferrite levels of less than 0.5% maximum. This reduces the potential for migration of oxides through a high purity water system.