GF Piping Systems has launched its new Butterfly Valve 565 onto the market. The Butterfly Valve 565 is strong but lightweight, consisting of high-performance plastic components. It is suitable for up to 16 bar, and tough temperature ranges from -10°C to +80°C.

Designed to be quick and easy to install, Butterfly Valve 565 comes in the same installation length as metal valves (ISO 5752 Row 20), therefore avoiding costly modifications on the existing piping systems, a clear advantage over its metal opponent according to the company.

The Butterfly Valve 565 is 60% lighter than a comparable metal valve, the company claims, so a single technician can safely and easily handle it during installation. This also facilitates planning, since the lower weight significantly reduces the need for costly transportation and personnel.

"The Butterfly Valve 565 is a complete solution for the water segment which solves all of the typical problems customers have been experiencing with metal valves," said Thomas Kuessner, Head of Product Management – Valves at GF Piping Systems. 

"Thanks to its higher resistance against corrosion, longer service life, and more effectives use of energy and resources during industrial production; our new Swiss-made valve provides a more cost-effective and sustainable solution for water treatment customers. Its quick and simple retrofit capability adds to the knockout arguments that will make our highly reliable and lightweight valve a winner in the market segment."