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Series 65: AWWA C515 Ductile Iron Gate Valves

The series 65 valve is our all ductile-iron gate valve that meets or exceeds all of the requirements of AWWA C515. It is available in all end configurations.

Features:

  • VeloCorrVeloCorr™ - Certified Holiday-Free Internal Coating - standard
    • Every Series 65 valve is tested to provide a "Holiday-Free" internal coating
    • AVK tests the internal coating on every Series 65 valve we manufacture, to provide "Holiday-Free" certification.
    • Internal and External coatings meet the requirements of AWWA C550
  • All AVK series 65 gate valves meet or exceed the requirements of C515
  • Lead free - standard
    • Meets the requirements of NSF 61 (Annex G) low lead requirements
    • Meets the low lead requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Stainless steel stem - standard
    • Lead free
    • Threads rolled in a separate cold pressing process to enhance strength
    • Rolled threads ensure smooth thread edges and low operating torques
    • Twice the yield strength required by AWWA eliminates bent and broken stems
  • Bronze stems are available
  • Stainless steel bolts - standard
    • Packing gland bolts and bonnet bolts are stainless steel for corrosion resistance
    • Bonnet bolts are countersunk and capped with hot melt to totally isolate the bolts from corrosive environments
    • O-ring bonnet gasket wraps each bolt to prevent corrosion
    • Bonnet blow offs due to bolt corrosion eliminated
  • Fully encapsulated wedge with EPDM - standard
    • Ductile iron wedge fully encapsulated in EPDM rubber with an integral bronze stem nut for optimum corrosion protection and precision wedge tracking
    • EPDM resists attack from chloramines
  • Serial Number - Every valve is uniquely identified for quality control and traceability through the entire manufacturing process
  • Ductile iron gland flange for protection should the valve be over-torqued in the closed direction - will not break or crack
    • Gland flange equipped with cast in lifting lugs for easy handling
  • Wiper ring - to prevent impurities from entering the stem and to protect the o-rings
  • Two o-ring stem seals to reduce friction and prevent wear and tear - replaceable under full pressure
  • Third o-ring stem seal protects upper stem from impurities entering from the water way
  • 100% testing - All valves tested to 250 PSI / 500 PSI as required by AWWA