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Particle Shedding and Metal Extraction Performance Report - Furon® Q-Valve
September 26th, 2019
Furon Q-Valves were tested by an independent lab to verify that they do not contaminate process chemicals with particles or metal ions. Four Q-Valves were tested for passive particle shedding during initial flush up and for particle shedding during cycling.
Particle Shedding - Test Method
Tests were conducted in a Class 100 cleanroom. The test stand, equipped with a PMS Liquistat 100 Optical Particle Counter, was flushed until background levels were ≤ 0.05 particles (≥ 0.10 µ diameter) for four or more hours before each test.
Metal Extraction - Test Method
A dynamic extraction system was filled with 0.97 liters of 35% baseline grade HCl. Four valves were installed in the circulation loop. HCl was circulated through the system at 1 liter/min for 12 days. A sample was withdrawn before flow through the valves was intialed to determine background levels of trace metals.
Furon Q-Valves provide a high-performance, cost-effective solution that ensures reliable fluid delivery to critical process applications. Compatible with most common installations, the Furon Q-Valves offer “drop-in” replacement as a valve upgrade in new or existing applications. Q-Valves were designed and engineered to allow easy field maintenance with simple actuator and diaphragm replacement for the low cost of ownership and superior system uptime.