Flomatic introduced their new Model 508S6 Ball Check Valve, a simple, yet reliable 316 stainless steel check valve. It features a full-ported valve seat designed to allow a strong phenolic ball to sit on a Nitrile (Buna-N) seat. For vacuum or anti-flooding valve applications, an optional "floating" rather than "sinking" ball is used. Due to its simple, flow-efficient design, the valve is virtually maintenance-free. It’s commonly used in submersible wastewater lift station applications, and the optional vacuum breaker mounted on the access port reduces hydraulic shocks (water hammer).

Bo Andersson, Flomatic’s president, says, “It was our goal to deliver a longer service life ball check valve; the Model 508S6 does just that. This new valve can be installed both vertically and horizontally, and the optional Flomatic Auto-Vac Model 77 vacuum breaker makes this a one-of-a-kind valve. I am very proud of the work the team has done with this new valve.”

Rated at 150 PSI and a MAX 180° F, Model 508S6 is now available for immediate ordering in 1 ¼-, 1 ½- and 2-inch sizes.

Flomatic Corporation, located in Glens Falls, N.Y., is a manufacturer of valves primarily for domestic and municipal water and wastewater applications. Forrest S. White founded the company in 1933 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. as the White Flomatic Corporation. At that time, the main products that the valve company manufactured were bronze check valves, regulators and hot water circulators for industrial and domestic heating. Wilbur C. Rice became the president in 1962, when a program to modernize the plant and machinery began and the focus turned strictly to water and wastewater valves. To learn more, go to www.flomatic.com.