July 2017 - Issue 194
e-news for Flow Control Solutions



D2P Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
September 27 & 28
Royal Plaza Trade Center
Booth #228
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Working with Chlorine or Saltwater? We have component recommendations for these applications

Summer is in full swing, and we are reminded of our customers in the water industry with a specific focus on applications dealing with chlorine or saltwater. Due to the customizable nature of our products, we offer solutions to customers working with these highly corrosive substances.

pvdf_tubingFor chlorine, our biggest recommendation is to use a specialty plastic body material, such as PVDF (pictured right in a Model #110), due to its overall excellent corrosion and chemical resistance. We also recommend a Viton o-ring option because of its excellent chemical compatibility with this substance.

Saltwater applications have more flexible component options. We often recommend Polypropylene or PVDF for plastics. Buna-N, EPDM, or Viton are great o-ring options. Please note when working with saltwater, we often find that customers may be concerned about the spring’s material being compatible with it – especially if the device is intended for long-term use. We offer springs in Stainless Steel, Hastelloy, and Titanium. Stainless steel + saltwater can lead to corrosion over time, but our additional spring materials are available as a solution. In our experience, we have found titanium to be an ideal choice in devices exposed to saline, polluted water, and/or saltwater because it can hold up in highly caustic environments over a longer period of time versus other materials. 

As always, it is important to discuss all liquids / gasses coming into contact with our valves, as well as application environment and intended shelf-life with us. For questions or assistance with your own unique low pressure, low flow project, contact us at (800) 338-0404 or sales@smartproducts.com.

To view a PDF of our entire product catalog, click here.
Look Inside: Our new Mills River, NC facility

Smart Products facility

Recently featured by the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Smart Products celebrates six months since the opening of our 30,000 square foot Mills River, NC facility. Below photos showcase injection molding, custom assembly, and quality assurance of our products.

Injection Molding