Clarke Industrial Engineering Announces General Availability of World’s First ¼” Control Valve

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Precision Flow Control for ¼” Applications

The 1/4" design was a direct response to customer requirements.

Today, Clarke Industrial Engineering announced immediate availability of the ¼” Shutter Valve™ marking the first time in history that a valve this size offers both Class 6 bubble-tight shut off to 3,600 PSI and precise flow control from a fine mist up to full bore.

Previously, customers were forced to use small diameter ball valves which were not designed for flow control in ¼” lines. Typically, these valves were used for on/off service but usually ended up in a partial open state creating excessive turbulence and cavitation.

The new Shutter Valve from Clarke has all of the benefits of previous Shutter Valve designs including zero pressure drop across the valve, reduced turbulence, cavitation and water hammer, and a low torque requirement for actuation. It also features a compact footprint and is easily maintained.

“The ¼” design was a direct response to customer requirements.” said Kyle Daniels, President and CEO of Clarke. “Many industries make use of this standard size, but the products on the market were adaptations of older valve designs that didn’t lend themselves to precise flow characteristics. We were able to fix that with this new design. We now offer a full range of Shutter Valve products covering the smaller pipe sizes including ¼”, 1”, 2” and 4” versions.”

A major benefit of the new Shutter Valve is the enhanced rangability – the ability of the valve to go from a very fine opening to full bore. In many cases, and especially in high pressure environments, a ball valve needs to be opened 40% or more before it begins to flow. This makes it very difficult to control the low end of the flow spectrum. Because of the unique three-petal design of the Shutter Valve, flow begins much earlier and with the flow centered in the piping, provides a much more pristine flow pattern. In testing, the Shutter Valve was shown to exhibit up to five times better rangability than its competition.

The materials and workmanship of the new Shutter Valve are first class. Using Stainless Steel for the body and components adds to the reliability and maintainability of the new product.

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About Clarke Industrial Engineering
Founded in 2011, Clarke Industrial Engineering provides high quality industrial control valves to industries worldwide. Using aeronautical and aerospace design principles, Clarke has developed the Shutter Valve, the first major innovation in valve design in the last fifty years. Clarke is actively pursuing additional Value Added Resellers, OEM’s and licensing partners. Our technology can be easily scaled up and/or customized to meet any challenging requirements and environments.

©2016 Clarke Industrial Engineering. All rights reserved. Clarke Industrial Engineering and Shutter Valve are trademarks of Clarke Industrial Engineering and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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