Double Offset Butterfly Valve

Description

Double Offset Butterfly Valve is design offers rugged reliability and extremely easy maintenance in the field

Double Offset Butterfly Valve

What is a Double Offset Butterfly Valve?

Double offset butterfly valve is popularly known as a high-performance butterfly valve and has two offsets from the valve body’s center:

  • The shaft axis is offset from the disc’s seat and body seal’s centerline
  • The shaft axis is eccentric to the pipeline’s/valve’s center line.

The position of the disc in a double offset butterfly valve creates a cam action when the valve operates. The seat is lifted from the seal which results in the occurrence of friction on the first 10° and final 10° of the opening and closing operations.

How do Double Offset Butterfly Valves work?

The movement of a double offset butterfly valve follows a conic profile in sealing the valve. The arrangement of the offsets of the disc and the shaft generates a cam action of the disc into the seat, reducing the required torque to close or open the valve.

This offset geometry also allows the 90° rotation of the disc to get into contact with the seat on the first 1° to 3° of rotation only. Moreover, the design of double offset butterfly valves minimizes wearing at the touch points of the seat and disc which happens in conventional butterfly valves.

When the valve is opened, the upper and lower ends of the butterfly disc are no longer as laborious as the center line butterfly valve, but the friction with the seat still exists. The improved feature of the double offset butterfly valve is that the stem axis deviates from the center of the disc and the center of the stem itself, just like the single eccentric butterfly valve. Such a structure can make the disc escape from the seat immediately after the valve is opened, and there will be no friction between the disc and the seat after the single eccentric butterfly valve is opened.

Types of Double Offset Butterfly Valves based on Connection

Wafer Double Offset Butterfly Valve

The wafer type of the double offset butterfly valves is constructed to provide a strong sealing, safeguard against bi-directional pressure differentials, and to prevent any backflow in devices that were built for unidirectional flow. This is done by the use of a tightly fitted seal material, such as an O-ring, or gasket, precisely machined, along with a smooth valve face on the downstream and upstream parts of the valve.

Lug Type Double Offset Butterfly Valve

In the lug body type of the double offset butterfly valve configuration, one end of the pipeline can be removed without impacting the other side of the valve. This can be achieved with threaded inserts, flanges, and two sets of lugs (bolts) that do not use nuts so each flange has its bolts. In a Lug type connection, you do not have to shut down the whole device to inspect, clean, repair, or replace the lug butterfly valve.

Flanged Double Offset Butterfly Valve

The flanged double offset butterfly valve uses a flange at both ends of the valve to be attached to pipe flanges. This type of end connection is used for the very large size of the butterfly valve.

Welded End Double Offset Butterfly Valve

The welded end double offset butterfly valve is used where the system is under very high pressure. These types are generally used for small-size butterfly valves.

Applications of Double Offset Butterfly Valves

The double offset butterfly valve is generally used in:

  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper
  • HVAC
  • Chemical
  • Oil and gas
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Shipbuilding

Features of Double Eccentric Butterfly Valve:

  • The shaft and disc arrangement of ZECO double eccentric butterfly valve provides camming action to the disc which disengages from the seat at minimal rotation. This design minimizes war points at the top and bottom of the seat typical with conventional butterfly valves;
  • ZECO double offset butterfly valve has two offsets. The first offset is that the shaft is positioned downstream of the center line of the seat. The second offset is that shaft is off the center of the vertical axis of the seat;
  • ZECO double offset butterfly valve can have a rubber seat, PTFE seat, and fire-safe PTFE seat.;
  • The fire-safe seat of ZECO double eccentric butterfly valve with dual seal including primary PTFE seat insert and metal seat. In the event that the PTFE insert is destroyed, the secondary metal seat provides an effective shut-off.

Material of Double Eccentric Butterfly Valve:

No Part Material
1 Body ASTM A351 CF8
2 Seal Ring PTFE
3 Retainer Flange ASTM A182 F304
4 Pin ASTM A276 304
5 Disc ASTM A351 CF8
6 Stem ASTM A276 304
7 Stem Packing PTFE
8 Stem Beating SS304 + PTFE
9 Bolt ASTM A193 B8
10 Nut ASTM A194 8
11 Yoke ASTM A351 CF8

ZECO Valve is a manufacturer specializing in the production of butterfly valves for high temperatures, and the double offset butterfly valve with RPTFE seat is more conducive to 230℃ condition, which has contributed to the application of double eccentric butterfly valves in the high temperature field.