The footvalves are used to prevent reverse flow and to maintain prime within the pump when fitted to the foot or end of the suction pipe of the pump set.
The main components of the footvalve consist of body, flap, seat and strainer.
The swing flap pivots freely on the hinge blocks. Its movement is restricted with stops preventing damage to the inside walls of the valve.
A durable EPDM seal is fitted to the flap for reliable service and the flap assembly is of a self levelling design to allow for wear within the seal.
A quick release lever is fitted to the valve and can be remotely activated by a cable to release the water within the valve.
For those who have never considered a Polyethylene Footvalve, consider this:
- Full Polyethylene body offers a lightweight corrosion resistant strong frame.
- Extremely efficient flow characteristics through the entire range.
- Full bore Maxi Stub gives the benefit of nominal ID to fit a standard backing ring.
- Galvanized or stainless 316 valve flap and flange option on the complete range – 3” to 12“.