GLENS FALLS, NY (January 28, 2022) – Flomatic Valves is proud to introduce our latest model of American Iron and Steel (AIS) compliant foot valve flapper style swing check valve: the Flo-Flex® Model 345. Ensuring years of quality and reliability, the AIS complaint Flo-Flex® Model 345 is designed to meet the needs of demanding industrial and municipal pumping applications and centrifugal pump applications including ponds and lakes, dewatering applications, frac pits, and more.
“The latest version of the AIS complaint foot valve flapper style swing check valves, the Flo-Flex® Model 345, is a just another example of our high-quality American-made valves and cutting-edge technology leading the way in the industry,” said Nick Farrara, President of Flomatic Valves.
Available in sizes 3 inch through 12 inch, the Flo-Flex® Model 345 is designed according to ANSI/AWWA C508 standards and is constructed in a corrosion resistant fusion bonded epoxy coated ductile iron body featuring a 316 stainless steel strainer and class ANSI 150 flange connections. Its screen open flow area is over 3 times the open area of the nominal area pipe size while the one-piece molded disc allows 100% full flow in the open position.
The Flo-Flex® Model 345 features a number of reliable functions including a fast-paced 45° valve-seat angle for short disc travel, non-slam high performance resulting in the reduction of water hammer, optional drilled/tapped/plugged raised boss for easy installation of gauges or accessories, and a low head loss design. It is specifically designed to seal securely and tightly to minimize pump suction losses.