Product - VF Series

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Double Eccentric Soft Seated Butterfly Valves

Our VF Series valves are specified worldwide for their unique combination of shut-off, control and reliability features, together with their compactness and fitness for purpose in critical tight shut-off isolation duties and combined isolation / non-return applications.​​

​Key features

  • Double eccentric

  • Zero leakage, bi-directional tight shut-off

  • Uninterrupted seating

  • Interchangeable and adjustable seal ring

  • Disc mounted rubber seal ring

  • Self-cleaning seat

  • Shaft protected from aggressive media

  • Welded, bolted or integral seat

  • Self-lubricating bearings

  • Corrosion resistant shaft bushing

  • Adjustable and replaceable packing

  • Rubber vulcanized or epoxy lined body


The VF Series design is based on the double eccentric concept which minimizes the contact between seal and seat and thereby enhances the valve performance, reduces maintenance and extends the valve life. These features make the VF Series ideally suited to medium to large size pipeline valves where maintenance costs and cost of ownership need to be kept to a minimum.

  • One-piece cast or fabricated body

    • Ultimate rigidity

    • Leak free performance

    • Uninterrupted flange sealing surface

  • Conical centred seat (all types)

  • Corrosion resistant to effects of pipeline media

  • Heavy 'T' section seal ring

    • Allows for full tight shut-off at pressures up to 25 bar

    • Adjustable compression allows for sealing at differing pressure values

  • Hydro-dynamically efficient disc

    • Improves flow capability

    • ​Reduces pressure drop and dynamic torque

  • Special bushings prevent contamination entering or solid particles, creating a longer service life

             Welded body seat

             Integral body seat 

      Rubber vulcanized body seat

​Typical applications

  • Water transportation

  • Sea water

  • Geothermal water

Product specification and dimensions

Ductile iron 
Carbon steel 
Stainless steel
Aluminium bronze 
High alloy 

Production range
Nominal diameter 2" – 160" (4000mm)

Temperature limits
From -20°C (-4°F) up to +150°C (+302°F)

  • Fire fighting

  • Brine

  • Desalination plant

  • Demineralisation of water

Pressure limits
From full vacuum – up to +25 bar (355 psi)

Applicable standards
Design: ANSI B16.34 / ASME VIII
Face to face: API 609 / ISO 5752 short
Testing: API 598

NP 6-10 - 16-25
ANSI CI.150​

​A larger table can be viewed in the downloadable brochure on the right of the page.

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