<Human Engineering in Hand wheel Design>
The computer designed hand wheels of all KITZ bronze/brass valves, the
product of KITZ human engineering, feature the ideal combination of
operational efficiency and high mechanical strength for reliability.
<Asbestos-free Gland Packing>
All KITZ bronze/brass gate and globe valves employ Aramid Fiber PTFE as
the material in the asbestos-free gland packing, which meets the latest
industrial requirement to minimize concerns about pollution. With the
leak-free sealing performance and reduced valve operating torque, Aramid
Fiber PTFE is considered a reliable substitute for conventional asbestos
sheets for the service of water, oil, gas, and saturated steam pressure at a
maximum 300psi at temperatures up to 300°C.
The pressure rating designation of KITZ valves follows the accepted practice
of today’s valve and pipe fitting industry. Each product is rated for W.O.G.
(Non-shock cold water, oil, and gas*) and Saturated steam pressure service.
<Inspection and Testing>
KITZ valves are manufactured under strict quality control requirements
throughout all stages of production, beginning with the inspection of the
chemical composition and the mechanical properties of the materials. Extra
care is given to inspection and testing at all machine shops and assembly
plants by using up-to-date precision equipment. All KITZ valves meet strict
pressure testing specifications for the body and seat seals to assure a long
service life and quality performance.
*The valves presented in this catalog are not designed to handle toxic gases.
Use specially designed or certified valves for flammable gas service.