The UPWEY range of slurry valves includes the MAXI-CHECK i slurry ball check and isolation valves (MCI), which is 100% locally manufactured in Mitcham, Victoria.
The Upwey MAXI-CHECK i slurry ball check and isolation valve operates on the discharge side of the pump. As the flow through the valve increases or decreases, the ball automatically rises or falls and is free to move around in the ball tower hence no scale build-up on the ball. When the flow stops, the ball falls into the seat and is held in this position by the back pressure
The hand-wheel can be wound to the closed position making it an isolation valve as it now mechanically holds the ball in the seat.
Under normal operating conditions the ball is held in the seat by back pressure once the pump stops. The MAXI-CHECK i slurry valve can work in the horizontal or vertical position and is a low maintenance valve.
Following are the features of MCI valves:
Self-cleaning due to the free moving ball
Long life ball due to rotating and moving in media
Replaces two valves, check valve and either a gate, knife gate, pinch or diaphragm valve in all slurry valve applications
Full port opening – no obstruction to the flow
Low pressure drop
The Hi-Wear seat is made from either Stainless steel or Ni Hard
Indicator to show valve in open or closed position
Simple manual operation – manual hand-wheel is standard although pneumatic, hydraulic or electric actuators can be used for remote isolation
Upwey Valve & Engineering Pty Ltd is a Melbourne/Australia based manufacturer of slurry valves used in high abrasion and/or high pressure applications for the mining, power generation and waste water industries both locally and internationally. Upwey Valve & Engineering’s involvement in projects ranges from the design phase to construction and ongoing operations and maintenance.
Their comprehensive product portfolio includes the MAXI-Check H high pressure slurry ball check valve, the MAXI-Check I dual operation slurry isolation ball check valve, EZI-Vac slurry air release vacuum break valve, PENTA WEDGE-Disc slurry gate valve. The MAXI-Check L ball check for water and sewerage applications and the TISO-Check slurry ball check double non return valve. Upwey Valve and Engineering have recently added launder gates to their portfolio.We are 100% Australian owned and ISO9001-2008 Accredited