New DEPA Valve Cuts Companies’ PTFE Diaphragm Costs


A revolutionary new valve which is designed to significantly increase the life of PTFE diaphragms in all air-operated diaphragm pumps has been launched by, CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions.

New DEPA Valve Cuts Companies’ PTFE Diaphragm Costs

The new DEPA Slow Start Valve increases the operational life of all air-operated diaphragm pumps.

The innovative, DEPA Slow Start Valve significantly reduces wear and downtime by controlling the initial start-up speed of air operated diaphragm pumps, and decreases shock and stress levels placed upon equipment. A simple adjustment on the valve allows air to gently feed into the pump whilst greatly improving suction lift.

This means that all air operated diaphragm pumps fitted with the new valve benefit from increased diaphragm life, saving manufacturers’ across all sectors considerable expense.

UK Sales Manager, David Lindsay, commented, “The DEPA Slow Start Valve allows operators to gently feed compressed air into the pumps, eliminating shock, material stress and sudden pressure pulses. This significantly reduces wear on the diaphragms and allows for longer operational life times of all air-operated pumps.

“Installation is straight forward, and can be easily retro-fitted to existing installations. Many of our current customers in the pharmaceutical industry are now realising the financial and operational benefits of the new valve as it can be used across all applications and all brands.”

The Slow Start Valve offers full Atex compliance for use in hazardous conditions and is compact and lightweight to allow for easy fitting in existing application.

More articles on this topic

Patented Sealing Solution to Improve Drinking Water

14.08.2023 -

In appliances used for water purification and carbonated water, the valve of a carbon dioxide cartridge and the pressure-reducing valve on the device itself must be joined with a secure seal. Now, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a patented, high-performance polyurethane seal for a customer that has a specific geometry that not only accommodates different valve dimensions on the various gas cartridges, but also offers high impermeability under long-lasting pressure.

Read more

ITT Engineered Valves Announces New Cam-Tite Ball Valve GV Series

16.05.2023 -

ITT Inc.’s Engineered Valves announced the launch of the Cam-Tite Ball Valve GV Series, an innovative valve solution designed as a direct dimensional and upgraded replacement for severe service applications. The GV Series utilizes advanced sealing technology to isolate and contain highly hazardous liquids and gases to protect the safety of operators and prevent fugitive emissions.

Read more