ProFile2™ Proportional Flow Control Ball Valves
Hayward® ProFile2™ true union ball valves enable two linear flow control options, fast opening or slow opening, with the percentage of flow equal to the the amount the handle is turned.
Standard ball valves do not provide linear or proportional flow control; closing a standard ball valve half-way does not equate to reducing the flow rate by 50% and this is due to the standard full port diverting ball design.
The ProFile2™ ball valve has a special "keyhole" shaped diverting ball such that opening the valve 50% will equate to throttling back 50% of the flow rate when used in conjunction with a centrifugal pump or constant pressure system.
The ProFile2™ ball valve is supplied with the small end of the "keyhole" exposed to the fluid first, enabling a slow increase in flow rate. The diverting ball can be easily flipped around for a quicker initial flow rate.
Like most Hayward® ball valves, the ProFile2™ has a true union design, enabling maintenance or replacement without breaking-down the pipeline.
ProFile2™ and Positioners
The ProFile2™ ball valve can be used with either electric or pneumatic actuators having built-in positioners to support precise and automated flow control for modulating flow applications.
Actuate ProFile2™ Valve
Hayward® true union ball valves are designed to be automated with either electric or pneumatic actuators using a mounting bracket that doesn't need to be glued or clamped-on. The special mounting bracket ensures positive shaft alignment and it is easy to transform valves from manual to automatic or back to manual operation.
You can “convert” an existing Hayward® true union ball valve to be actuated OR you can order them that way.
Custom configured valve actuators can be specified and attached to actuator ready ball valves. This is a two-step process; first you select the actuator ready version of the ball valve (without manual handle) and second you select the corresponding actuator, using the navigation menu above. It is probably easier for you to simply complete our inquiry form and let us look-up the proper valve and actuator combination than it is to do the research yourself.