Dryer Kiln Control Valves

Green lumber contains a lot of moisture, which can result in numerous issues and complications in the manufacturing process and finished product if not mitigated. Common moisture-related issues include adhesive faults in finished goods, warping and twisting of dimensional lumber, bindings or kicking when machined, buckling or crowning in wood floors, as well as warping and twisting of installed wood floors. Without proper moisture control, these issues can result in millions of dollars of damage.

Kiln drying wood is the process of lowering the material’s moisture levels before use. Control valves are essential components of the kiln and its processes for processing wood. To achieve the best system efficiency, integrity, and safety, it is crucial to buy high-quality control valves. This ensures high levels of system performance, decreased costs, less downtime, and control over the pressures and temperatures of thermal fluids.

High-Quality Control Valves for Dryer Kilns

Baelz North America offers high-performance 2-way and 3-way control valves. You can employ our valves as an urgent system bypass and the right valve can enhance wood processing in many ways, including increased efficiency, enhanced quality, higher levels of consistency, and better energy efficiency. We ascribe our control valves’ superiority to their design using stainless steel bellows, spindles, along with internal plugs.

2-way Control Valves

These valves are available in multiple versions and feature a straightforward design that enables you to cut back on operational and energy expenses. They have a stainless steel spindle and plug for optimal durability and offer great leakage prevention with use of the stainless steel bellow seal. They can manage conditions in adjustable flow systems featuring varying pressures and are suitable in conventional on/off settings. You can employ them with steam, hot and cold water, and oil.

With the aid of sensors, our 2-way valve can regulate the flow as needed (i.e., pressure, temperature, or stream) to maintain the desired temperature range. Therefore, perfect for processes that involve hot water, oil, and steam.

3-way Control Valves

Our 3-way control valves also have a stainless steel spindle and plug for optimal durability and offer great leakage prevention with the use of the stainless steel bellow seal and v-ring packing kit as backup prevention. Depending on installation, the 3-way valves can be used as Mixing or Diverting service. If needed, the 3-way valves can also be used for 2-way service simply by sealing off the Port “A” or “B” depending on the service needed. (e.g.: angle or globe)

Both models come in a variety of types to accommodate various fluid media and fluid conditions. They are designed with durability and dependability in mind. With the internal components being made of stainless steel construction, these valves can operate with media temperatures as high as 400° C (752° F) and as low as -10° C (14° F).

Choosing a 2-way or 3-way control valve solely depends on the particular processing system. A system can benefit from having both 2-way and 3-way control valves placed at separate locations of their process. Also, by using 3-way control valves, there are times where we can reduce the amount of valves needed in a specific control loop. This will save time, money, and energy. When choosing a type of control valve, please let our team of experienced engineers discuss options for enhancing operational effectiveness and quality control.

Control Valves for Dryer Kilns

At Baelz North America , we are the approved North American distributors for Baelz Automatic’s market-leading control valves and valve accessories for dryer kilns. We are experts in a broad range of control system components and can deliver fully integrated, specially-made control valves at your request. We look forward to developing an assembly that satisfies your exact requirements using a variety of actuators, valves, and body-style configurations. Request a quote right away for detailed product or price information and our dedicated staff will be glad to assist you.

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