Manual T-Handle Ball Valve
TruDesign Ball Valves are designed and made in New Zealand for use in marine applications above and below the water line. They comply with ISO 9093-2 and ABYC H-27 and certified by Bureau VERITAS and IMCI. They are ideal for controlling inlet and outlet water requirements.
The body of the Ball Valve is manufactured in glass-reinforced nylon composite with high impact and tensile strength resulting in a light weight unit, free from corrosion and electrolysis issues. The ball and sealing rings utilise a PTFE polymer to ensure a smooth action, and continuous ease of operation over many years.
- Manufactured from a glass-reinforced nylon composite - High strength and light weight
- Immune to corrosion and electrolysis - Long life with no concerns over decreased performance due to corrosion
- Chemical resistant - Impervious to diesel, petrol and antifouling paints
- UV resistant - Will not degrade or discolour with ultraviolet light from the sun
- Large operating temperature range (-40° to +110°C)
- High quality surface finish - Will not discolour with green film as similar bronze fittings do
- Approved by IMCI & Bureau VERITAS to ISO standard 9093-2 when used with TruDesign Skin Fittings
- Complies with ABYC H-27 when used with TruDesign ABYC collar and TruDesign Skin Fittings
Frequently Asked Questions
Identification of threads BSP or NPS ?
Tru-Design manufacture these marine fittings with two types of threads: BSP British Standard Pipe for the European market. NPS National pipe straight for the US market. Each threaded fitting wi...
Do TruDesign Ball Valves require lubrication ?
No. The TruDesign ball valves are manufactured with a Teflon impregnated Ball running on Teflon rings, so no lubrication is required. It is good practice to turn the valve handle every few months...
Can I screw a tapered fitting into a TruDesign Ball Valve ?
NOT RECOMMENDED! The TruDesign Ball Valves have parallel threads and only fittings with parallel threads should be screwed into them. This is a very important issue as parallel threads allow for ...
Can I remove the handle from a TruDesign Ball Valve?
Yes To aid installation in confined spaces it may be useful to remove the handle from the Ball Valve. To do so follow the steps below: # Remove the flush screw cover from the top of the handle ...
What sealant should I use between a bronze or stainless skin fitting and a TruDesign ball valve ?
The same options as you would use for sealing any TruDesign composite fitting to a TruDesign composite Ball Valve: #3M 5200 #3M 5200 FT (Fastcure) # Sikaflex 291 # Sikaflex 591 # Loctite 5...
What sealant can I use on TruDesign threads ?
Thread sealing options: - 3M 5200 - 3M 5200FT (fast cure) - Sikaflex 291i - Sikaflex 591 - Loctite 5331 - Loctite 55 Pipe Sealing Chord - PTFE Thread Tape
Can I run Petrol or Diesel through TruDesign fittings ?
YES and No TruDesign fittings (in both black and white) are suitable for contact with petrol & diesel fuels. NOTE: TruDesign Ball Valves, Aquavalves and Non-Return Valves should not be used in d...
Are TruDesign Ball Valves approved / compliant to international standards?
YES for 3/4" and above TruDesign Ball Valves assembled with TruDesign Skin Fittings are compliant to ISO 9093-2 and certified by International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) and Bureau V...
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