Equipment Spotlight: Double Dump Valve

Valves are the gatekeepers of the ash handling system. Even the slightest inefficiencies can greatly impact productivity, so it is important to understand the aspects of different valves options.  With Double-Dump Valves, you can expect:

  • Less Deterioration. While rotary valves are a good option for many applications, they also experience constant attrition between the blades and housing.  The double-dump valve design reduces, if not eliminates, this erosion.  Double-dump valves are highly abrasion, heat and corrosion resistant — making them able to handle more abrasive materials in more extreme conditions, with less deterioration. This lack of friction also contributes to a reduction in air or gas leakage, and product longevity.
  • Less Leakage. It is well-known that rotary valves will leak when a system is in operation. In certain situations, this leakage can have great adverse effects on the product flow and system performance. This is not the case with double dump valves. Because of a double dump valve’s dual chamber design, back flow of air or gas is prevented, while material flow is maximized. Thus, leakage is reduced, if not eliminated altogether.
  • Less Downtime. Productivity is a key performance indicator for any plant.  The more you can decrease downtime, the better.  Since removal of the valve is not necessary for cleaning, repair and maintenance tasks, the construction of ProcessBarron’s double-dump valve makes routine maintenance easier and faster.

At ProcessBarron, we engineer Double-Dump Valves to keep ash handling systems operating at maximum efficiency.  Contact ProcessBarron today for an ash handling system evaluation.