Protecting people and the environment has been a fundamental principle of the equipment standards developed by Euro Chlor. From the many reports written on the subject of emissions prevention from industrial valves, it is now accepted that Bellows Seal designs afford the best possible prevention of leakage to the atmosphere and the protection of plant operators. Our Bellows Seal valves have proven to be the very best in this category and manufactured to the most stringent manufacturing processes to ensure casting integrity and leak tightness. When you are processing dangerous chemicals and if you want to ensure the best possible safety for your plant operators and no leakage to the atmosphere, you will not find a better manufactured valve than those made by Hunt & Mitton. Bellows seal valves are acknowledged as the primary valve design against the battle of stopping leakage to the environment. Leakage of dangerous chemicals has the potential to cause great harm to plant operators and the environment. By using this type of valve on your equipment, it will significantly improve your operator safety and emissions control. That’s a small price to pay for such a global reward.
Does your existing supplier rely on statistical chance for their casting integrity? Typically 90% of their castings are not checked for shrinkage defects. Hunt & Mitton gives you a 100% guarantee on their casting integrity. 100% of the volume of every casting is radiographed so that we can be certain every casting meets the Euro Chlor specified ASTM E446 Level 2 acceptance criteria. Another reason why our valves give world class performance.
HMV do not take chances in hazardous chemical applications.
There is no comparison in the level of safety and the ability to control emissions of hazardous chemicals, between a well designed Bellows Seal globe valve and your standard ball and plug valves. Any chemical producer who wants to have the safety of its workers at the top of its agenda, should always be looking to fit the best possible protection against all leaks of dangerous hazardous chemicals. Bellows Sealed Valve design have been accepted as the best practical method for ensuring repeatable tight shut off and preventing leaks via valve spindles and body joints. There are good reasons why Eur Chlor members use Bellows Seal Globe Valves.
When you design and manufacture products that last and can be maintained to enable additional years of service, then it makes sense to ensure that the correct bolting can removed without damaging the valve body flanges. In the hazardous chemical sector it can be a corrosive environment. Untreated or poorly treated barrier corrosion won’t prevent severe build up of surface damage to bolts, studs and nuts, making them very difficult to remove. At Hunt & Mitton we have been treating our connectors with a Xylan® self lubricating coating, to ensure that corrosion is kept to a minimum and that body parts can be undone for critical inspection and repair if necessary. All of our valves being used on hazardous chemical applications have connectors treated with highly effective self lubricating anti corrosion barrier protection.
We have come a long way since developing the original Hunt & Mitton hazardous chemical valves in the 1950s with ICI. We have improved our designs with modern materials, a deep understanding of chemical and material compatibility and control valve expertise. We have built a strong and experienced European management team who have assembled a highly skilled manufacturing team in China. Our design, supply chain and manufacturing processes have been independently assessed by European third party inspection agencies resulting in Euro Chlor approval for our bellows seal globe valves. We have surpassed the highest level of requirements in casting integrity and our product sales are growing to blue ribbon chemical producers in Europe, Americas and Asia. We have achieved all of this whilst offering great service to our customers and partners.
What’s more … we are enjoying the journey.