Frequently Asked Questions
Discover various answers to our most frequently asked questions about the company, product, and services arranged by category.
Maintenance and Repair
Where I can repair a FluoroSeal valve?
America’s Response (not sure about Europe): FluoroSeal valves can be repaired at the FluoroSeal Service Center in Missouri City, Texas, the factory in Montreal, QC Canada, or at one of our factory authorized third party repair facilities. Please Contact Us for additional information regarding repairs.
Does a FluoroSeal sleeved plug valve need any lubricant?
FluoroSeal Sleeved Plug Valves are a non-lubricated design, they do not require periodic lubrication to achieve a seal or to operate smoothly. This makes them a “maintenance free” valve.
What components can be replaced in a FluoroSeal plug valve?
While performing a basic repair the sleeve, stem seal kit, and cover bolting are replaced. More in-depth repairs may require the replacement of the valve plug or cover. If a valve body is damaged beyond repair a new valve should be purchased.
Does a FluoroSeal sleeved plug valve need any periodic calibration or adjustment?
Because of their maintenance free designs, FluoroSeal sleeved and lined plug valves do not require periodic calibration or adjustments. The only time an adjustment is required is if an in-line or atmospheric leak develops.
What can be done in case of an in-line or atmospheric leak of any FluoroSeal plug valve?
Should a FluoroSeal sleeved or lined plug valve ever develop an in-line or external leak, adjustments can be made to re-establish the seal. Please Contact Us for information concerning valve adjustments.
Which FluoroSeal valves are available in exotic alloys?
FluoroSeal Standard Design and Fugitive Emissions Design sleeved plug valves are available in materials such as carbon and stainless steels, duplex and super duplex stainless steels, high nickel alloys, and refractory metals such as titanium and zirconium.
Does FluoroSeal develop custom valves?
Developing custom valves for special applications is FluoroSeal’s strength – after all our name is “FluoroSeal Specialty Valves”.
Which FluoroSeal valves are DIN standard?
FluoroSeal Sleeved and Lined plug valves are available per ANSI/ASME, DIN, and JIS standards.
When should I use a sleeved plug valve?
Sleeved plug valves should be used in applications where tight, long-lasting shut-off and excellent emissions resistance are required. Because they are cavity-free and the sealing member is protected from the flow, sleeved plug valves can be used in applications containing solids, slurries, or tend to scale.
When should I use a PFA lined plug valve?
PFA lined plug valves should be used in corrosive applications where tight, long-lasting shut-off and excellent emissions resistance is required.
Why should I use a PFA lined full port ball valve?
PFA lined full port ball valves should be used in corrosive applications where tight, long-lasting shut-off is required. Excellent emissions resistance is ensured due to the standard live loaded stem packing. With low operating torques, FluoroSeal lined ball valves are a good choice for automated applications.
Why should I use a GF2P/ PFA lined butterfly valve?
PFA/GF2P lined butterfly valves should be used in corrosive applications where tight, long-lasting shut-off is required. With standard live loaded stem seals, excellent emissions resistance is ensured. Because of its specially contoured disc, FluoroSeal lined butterfly valves offer good control properties.
What factors need to be considered when automating a valve?
1. Actuator Function: On/Off or Modulating
2. Type of Actuator: Pneumatic, Hydraulic or Electric
3. Power Supply: Air Pressure, Hydraulic Pressure, or Electric Voltage
4. Fail Position: Fail Open, Fail Closed, Fail Last
5. Accessories: Solenoids, Limit Switches, Positioners, or Speed Control
Does FluoroSeal manufacture its products?
FluoroSeal is a fully integrated valve manufacturer. We own two foundries and have three machining, assembly, and testing centers strategically located around the world to service our global customers.
Shipping & Distribution
Where is located FluoroSeal's inventory?
FluoroSeal stocks finished inventory at multiple locations to better service our customers. These include Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Missouri City, Texas, USA, Suzhou, China, and Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.
What products does FluoroSeal stock?
FluoroSeal stocks sleeved plug valves in a number of standard and special materials, PFA lined plug valves, PFA lined full port ball valves, PFA/GF2P lined butterfly valves, and pneumatic rack & pinion actuators.