Manual 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 certified by Bureau VERITAS and IMCI. They also comply to ABYC H-27 500Lb standard when used with TruDesign Skin Fitting (Thru Hulls)
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 utilize a PTFE polymer to ensure a smooth action, and continuous ease of operation over many years. The Ball Valve is available in both BSP and NPS Parallel thread forms and can be locked in the closed position for use on toilet waste outlets.
- 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 500Lb standard when used with TruDesign ABYC collar and TruDesign Skin Fittings - refer to Product Information Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
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...
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 fit TruDesign Ball Valves to bronze or Stainless skin fittings ?
Yes TruDesign Composite ball valves can be screwed onto an approved bronze or Stainless Steel skin fitting. First the thread on the bronze skin fitting must be identified to match the TruDesign ...
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. TruDesign recommends the following sealants: Adhesive Thread Sealants: - Sika...
Can I screw a tapered fitting into a TruDesign Ball Valve ?
NOT RECOMMENDED! 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 ma...
Are TruDesign Ball Valves approved / compliant to international standards?
ISO 9093-2 Standard: TruDesign ¾”, 1”, 1¼”, 1½”, 2” and 3” Thru Hull’s, Ball Valves and Tail assemblies comply with ISO 9093-2 certification. The ½” does not comply. ABYC H27 Standard: TruDesig...
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...
What sealant can I use on TruDesign threads ?
TruDesign recommends the following sealants: Adhesive Thread Sealants: - Sikaflex 291i - Sikaflex 591 - 3M 5200 - 3M 5200FC (fast cure) - Bostik 920 Normal Sealants: - Loctite 5331 -...
How do I replace an old Skin Fitting (Thru Hull) with TruDesign?
Replacing an old metallic skin fitting with TruDesign is relatively simple - follow the instructions contained in in the below Technical Information Sheet.
Ball Valve 1 ½" BSP
Ball Valve 1 ¼" BSP
Ball Valve 1" BSP
Ball Valve ¾" BSP
Ball Valve ½" BSP
Ball Valve 2" BSP
Ball Valve ½" NPS
Ball Valve ¾" NPS
Ball Valve 1" NPS
Ball Valve 1 ¼" NPS
Ball Valve 1 ½" NPS
Ball Valve 2" NPS