Asahi/America, Inc., specializing in corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid handling products, including valves, actuators, pipe and fittings, recently announced the addition of the Speed Handle™ to its manual butterfly valve option offerings. Sold as a kit consisting of Asahi/America’s Plasgear™ hand wheel and attached grip, the Speed Handle™ allows for smoother and faster single-handed revolutions of the hand wheel for quicker valve actuation.
Ideal for chemical processing, mining, aquarium and landfill applications, the Speed Handle hand wheel is available in both red and blue PPG for the Type-241 and Type-243 Plasgear™ gear-operator. The Speed Handle™ grip is Nylon 6 (black) with a stainless steel 400 chromate-treated M10 bolt and stainless steel M10 hex nut.
The handle can be installed in the field to an in-service butterfly valve or at the factory as part of a new valve order.