Armour Valve Offers North Port Scavenger Valves – The Best Solution for Abrasive Processing

November 1, 2022 | Blog

North Port Valves (NPV) is a Canadian, family-owned business that manufactures knife gate valves for a variety of applications. Armour Valve is a proud supplier of NPV’s valves that suit a variety of applications, including scavenger isolation.

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve is the ideal service solution for processing abrasive materials that contain heavy solids and trash. NPV’s scavenger valve is designed with many features that make it a superior solution in this challenging application.

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve Solution

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve (SER300) is a type of Knife Gate Valve used in recycle mill heavy trash applications to process abrasive materials. These valves are also used in mining and ore processing and pulp production. Scavenger valves are applicable for processing liquids and materials containing abrasive pieces – nails, staples, glass, sand, plastic, and more – that require a rugged valve to handle the heavy solids and trash in the material without causing wear.

Trying to close a valve that is not made for this type of aggressive processing will not work effectively. The valve might not close, and the material might get squeezed in between the components, damaging the blade. NPV’s unique cavity-free design prevents solids from accumulating and ensures proper cycling of the valve. This type of design eliminates problems caused by an accumulation of solids that can prevent proper cycling.

As a result, NPV scavenger valves have a much longer service life. They can also be renewed several times and serviced, repaired, or replaced by Armour Valve. This specific type of valve has gone through many revisions and variations to ensure that it can meet its intended purpose and is considered the best service solution for abrasive processing.

How Do North Port Scavenger Valves Work?

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve features a hardened gate, hardened seat cartridge, and hardened backup guide that help to prolong the life of the valves in heavy solid and trash applications.

The gate rides on a hardened guide ring, not the body which further helps to extend the product’s life. The gates are chrome plated to reduce friction on packing, reduce valve torque, and extend packing life. A hardened serrated seat ring and hardened beveled gate allow the valve to shear heavy solids and still achieve effective metal-to-metal sealing. A hardened seat ring and hardened gate guide also serve as scrapers to prevent solids from being dragged into the packing area when the valve is cycled. These are metal-to-metal seated valves, unlike many other solutions that feature metal-to-soft seated valves. These other solutions utilize the soft seat to ensure tightness, but the gap that this seating creates can quickly lead to blade damage.

Designed and Built to Last

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve delivers a long service life due to these factors:

  • The cavity-free design prevents the accumulation of solids and trash
  • The gate rides on the hardened guide ring and not on the body
  • The hardened bevelled gate allows the valve to shear heavy solids
  • The hardened serrated seat ring allows the valve to cut through glass, staples, and other materials as well as shear through heavy solids
  • The two-piece body design and replaceable wear components allow the valves to be fully repaired to a ‘like new’ condition, making valves very cost-effective
  • All scavenger valves are supplied with NPV high-cycle pneumatic cylinder, limit switch brackets and stainless-steel cylinder lockout

 

Repairing & Replacing Scavenger Valves:

The two-piece body design and use of replaceable wear components allow scavenger valves to be fully repaired by the factory to a ‘like-new’ condition, making them very cost-effective. The cost of repairing these valves is around 50-60% of the current list price of the valve.

These valves can be maintained or repaired on-site by Armour Valve. View our maintenance page for more information on these services.

North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve Product Specifications:

  • 3″ to 30″ sizes
  • Pressure rating according to MSS SP 81
  • Cavity/pocket free
  • Hardened gate, guide, & cartridge
  • Beveled gate to shear heavy solids
  • Two-piece, SS body, fully repairable
  • Pneumatic cylinder standard
  • Heavy trash applications
  • Chrome plated gates

 

The Best Service Solution for Abrasive Applications

The North Port Series 300 Scavenger Valve is designed to handle the heaviest solids and trash and has been proven not to plug in the most abrasive applications. The unique two-piece body design and replaceable wear components make them a very cost-effective solution. These features make this valve an essential solution for heavy trash and other abrasive applications. For more information view the SER300 Scavenger Valve Brochure from North Port.

Contact Armour Valve to learn more about the NPV solutions that we carry including the Series 300 Scavenger Valve. We can help you compare products and their benefits to find the best-fit solution for your needs. Email us at sales@armourvalve.com or give us a call at 1800-268-3508.

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Marc Soucy, P.Eng

Product Applications Engineer & Business Development Manager (Atl Canada)

I am a mechanical engineer with 30 years of plant, sales and service experience. I have been on both sides of the desk and can relate with you when issues arise in the plant. You can trust that I won’t recommend a product unless I know that it will do the job for you.

Marc Soucy, P.Eng

Ingénieur d’applications de produits & Responsable du développement de la région de l’Atlantique

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