BTI (Bulk Tank Incorporated) has announced an addition to its line of butterfly disc options to include an 8-inch AlloMaxx disc. The AlloMaxx is an ultra-lightweight alloy disc.
According to BTI officials, AlloMaxx is Food and Drug Administration-compliant for foodgrade applications and is a cost effective alternative to stainless steel discs. The new disc will be available in October.
Tested to be stronger than ductile iron or stainless steel, the new eight-inch disc is reported to be seven pounds lighter than stainless steel or ductile iron discs. The disc is used in conjunction with a stainless steel stem, but unlike other combination stem disc systems, the AlloMaxx disc maintains the flow characteristics of a one-piece disc stem. This is made possible by a direct drive system that BTI has developed and uses on all of their butterfly valve lines.
According to BTI President Dave Sisk, the new disk offers 30% more flow than a ductile disc; it’s priced over 30% less than the competition; and since it is FDA compliant it can be used anywhere a foodgrade disc is required.
“From frac sand to flour, our line of butterfly valves and discs are priced to compete with foreign imports, and they work better and last longer than any valve on the market,” Sisk said.
The AlloMaxx disc is 100% American made and is available on BTI’s BlackMaxx, MaxxLife, and Utility butterfly valve lines.
For more information, call 1-800-841-5524 (573-518-0600) or visit www.bulktankinc.com.