• Alicia Branham

Manufacturers Spotlight - Inbal Valves


This months' manufacturers' spotlight is on Inbal Valves. Inbal Valves are used in deluge systems, in pressure regulation, and in on and off valves. They give you hundreds of variations in a configuration that will suit your unique need. Made of standard materials CS, bronze, nickel aluminum bronze, titanium, duplex materials, and other alloys. The bonus of these valves is that they are lightweight and compact, which makes them attractive as far as cost and ease of use. Even though you have a project that needs an exotic metal does not mean you have to spend a lot. The monies are in the weight of the casting. The less weight you have, the more the cost can go down.


These types of products are suited for offshore platforms, seawater service for deluge systems where we regulate the delivery pressure, to refineries and petrochemical plants - to even helicopter landing pads for foam delivery systems. Inbal makes an adaptable valve to do multiple tasks through one valve.


One of the great things about specifying an Inbal product is the amount fo worldwide approvals they have from Asia, Russia Europe and in the United States. Making them east to use worldwide.


The Inbal Valves are approved by Factory Mutual (FM) by VdS Schadenverhütung), Type Approved by Lloyd's Register, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Bureau Veritas (BV) and listed by Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) for Fire Pump Relief valve.

As standard, Inbal Valves are made of Ductile Iron, epoxy coated and the control trim is made of Stainless Steel and Brass, Nickel-Chrome plated. A variety of additional materials such as Cast Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel Aluminum Bronze, and Titanium are supplied Ex-stock. Inbal Valves are available with threaded, flanged, wafer, or grooved ends. All valves are flow tested before being supplied.


The Inbal Automatic Control Valve is a pressure operated, sleeve actuated valve designed from basic concepts, with a built-in actuator to function as a control valve in fire protection. The Inbal Valve utilizes the unique N.M.M.P. (No Moving Mechanical Parts) design which ensures a long life of dependable operation. The small physical dimensions and the low weight enable the Inbal Valve and the control trim assembly to occupy much less space and significantly reduce the time and labor needed for installation. The Inbal Valve withstands pressure surges and is entirely resistant to false tripping. Opening is quick, yet smooth, virtually eliminating water hammer. All valves are rated at 21 bar (300 psi) and are available in sizes 40 mm to 300 mm (1½" to 12").


Call one of our Inbal experts today and see how we can be of service.

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