How to select a Hayward Ball Valve
Hayward ball valves are used for either :
Controlling flow “on” or “off” (with a standard ball valve)
Controlling direction of flow (with a three way ball valve)
Restricting or modulating flow (with proportional control ball valves)
Follow the appropriate link above for additional selection criteria.
With exception to the QV series compact ball valves, all of Hayward’s ball valves have a “true union” design.
True union ball valves enable the body of the valve to be removed from the ball valve assembly without removing the valve connections to the pipeline. This makes installation and maintenance much easier and due to the special threads used for true union connections, increases safety as well because the threads are designed to leak when over pressurized and prevent the valve body from damage/fracturing.
True Union Ball Valve Options
Valve Handle lock-outs: prevent unauthorized use of manual ball valves
Valve Tags: customers part number/description
Stem Extension Kits: raise the height of the ball valve handle from 6” to 96” to actuate a valve in a difficult-to-reach or otherwise dangerous area
Actuators for True Union Ball Valves
You can “convert” an existing Hayward true union ball valve to be actuated with either an electric or pneumatic actuator OR you can order them that way.
Converting an existing manually operated valve to an automated valve requires an actuator mounting kit and the corresponding actuator; please navigate to the actuator section of the menu bar for detailed information and options.
Basic Electric and Pneumatic operated true union ball valves are available preconfigured in PVC and CPVC materials with either FPM or EPDM o-rings; use the navigation menu above under Ball Valves for the Automatic Ball Valves section.
Custom configured valve actuators can be specified and attached to actuator ready ball valves. This is a two-step process; first you select the actuator ready version of the ball valve (without manual handle) and second you select the corresponding actuator, using the navigation menu above. It is probably easier for you to simply complete our inquiry form and let us look-up the proper valve and actuator combination than it is to do the research yourself.