TFTÕs Ball Intake Valves are the ideal alternative to master intake valves integrated into the apparatus pump system because they eliminate the need for apparatus to be taken out of service for repair or maintenance of an intake valve. Units are constructed of stainless steel and lightweight, hard anodized and powder coated aluminum alloy. In addition, hose couplings and truck connections are attached to the valve using polymer bearing rings which provide electrical isolation to help prevent galvanic corrosion.
TFTÕs Jumbo Ball Intake valve has a huge 5.25Ó (133mm) diameter waterway giving low friction loss to maximize flow. Friction loss is 3 psi at 2000 gpm (0.2 bar @ 7600 l/min). Designed for use with 3.5Ó, 4Ó, 4.5Ó, 5Ó or 6Ó (89, 100, 115, 125 or 150mm) hose. A parallel shaft handle is also available for a top mount control for minimal interference.