Asahi/America, Inc. (Malden, MA) has expanded their line of valves to include the Type 57IL Isolator Lug butterfly valve. The Type 57IL features a unique lug design where the 316 stainless steel lugs are inserted into the valve body during the injection molding process, permanently combining the lugs and valve body into one unit. The design permits removal of the downstream flange while maintaining full upstream line pressure. Encapsulating the 316SS lugs in the PVC valve body ensures that every Type 57IL comes factory-equipped with lugs. The directional requirement of previous butterfly valves has been removed to simplify installation.
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