- Adjustable Packing Gland
- Bottom-Loaded Blow-Out Proof Stem
- Locking Handle
- Design: ASME B16.34
- Wall Thickness: ASME B16.34
- Pipe Threads: ANSI B 1.20.1
- Inspection & Testing: API598
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The Kurnut™ was originally designed and patented to address a recurring problem throughout the food processing industry. Because the standard ball valve nut is so easily removed, employees (mechanics, sanitation workers or production staff) would take the handles to keep other team members from making unauthorized adjustments to the valves.
In other cases, vibration caused the stem nut to back off resulting in the handle separating from the stem. Regardless of how the handle comes off, the end result is not only costly downtime, but also a safety issue. The Kurnut™ ball valve was designed to provide years of uninterrupted service in any industrial environment.
The Kurnut™ valve has many unique features including: