Actuated Ball Valves: Pre-packaged and Custom Options

Hayward’s valve actuators can be custom created when ordering an actuated valve and they can also be used to replace existing actuators used on Hayward® or other brand valves.  When you are selecting an actuator to be used to replace an existing actuator, it would be best to contact us for confirmation of compatibility with your existing valve; you may need a mounting kit depending upon the design of your existing valve.

Hayward® offers two prepackaged valve/actuator assemblies which are suitable for most applications.

SERIES 115V VALVE BODY SEAL AUXILIARY SWITCH COST FACTOR
EA
HAYWARD EA SERIES ACTUATED BALL VALVE
PVC EPDM N/A 1
EAU
HAYWARD EAU SERIES ACTUATED BALL VALVE
PVC OR CPVC EPDM OR FPM 1 1.4

Most customers should initially review the EA Series automated true union ball valves, these are PVC valves having EPDM elastomers with an inexpensive 115 VAC electric actuator (½" to 2" sizes).

If you require FPM seals or a valve body made of CPVC, consider the EAU Series which uses a 115 VAC actuator with pre-wired terminal strip and one auxiliary limit switch.

Custom requirements can be accommodated amongst (6) different electrical and (3) pneumatic actuator models, each having different accessories/options to enable you to "build" the exact actuator that you require.

4" and 6" ball valves and voltages other than 115VAC or for accessories such as position indicators or proportional control require custom configuring an actuator to be used with one of the TB series actuator ready valves.  When the actuator is ordered with the valve, assembly is provided for no additional cost.

AVAILABLE
FEATURES
ACTUATOR SERIES
EAU EPZ EPS EPL EPD EPM PMD/S PMD4/S4 PCD/S
Hayward EAU series valve actuator  Hayward EPZ series valve actuator  Hayward EPS series valve actuator  Hayward EPL series valve actuator  Hayward EPD series valve actuator  Hayward EPM series valve actuator  Hayward PMD series valve actuator  Hayward PMD4 series valve actuator  Hayward PCD series valve actuator 
ELECTRIC      
PNEUMATIC            
VALVE SIZE ½" - 2" ½" - 2"  ½" - 6" ½" - 8"  ½" - 6"  ½" - 6" ½" - 2"  ½" - 6"  ½" - 6"
LIMIT SWITCH 1 N/A 2 2 2 2 OPT OPT OPT
MANUAL OVERRIDE    
SPRING RETURN          
PROPORTIONAL CONTROL    
HEATER        
POTENTIOMETER
TIMER KIT          
4-20 mA
RELAY OPEN OR CLOSED          
COST FACTOR 1.7 2.1 2.7 13 27 1.6 1 1.25 12

The cost factor is a comparison of the least expensive base unit (=1) compared to more expensive alternatives.  For example, the EAU, EPZ and EPM electric actuators are about the same cost, however the EPL electric actuator would be about 13 times as much.  The cost factor of one is based upon a value of approximately $200.

 Six Electric Actuator Designs, EAU, EPZ, EPM, EPD, EPL and EPS series

The EAU, EPZ and EPM series electric actuators require a signal to open, close or position the actuator.  The EPD and EPS series have a built-in spring return and therefore the valve is actuated when receiving a signal and fails closed.  Each series has a range of additional options that can be incorporated, for details on each type navigate to the ACTUATOR tab of the menu bar above.

The EPM series is the most common actuator, having the most options and the flexibility to be used with both PVC and CPVC actuator ready ball valves.

Three Electric Actuator Designs, PMD/S, PMD4/S4 and PCD/S series

The PMD/S design is for "light duty" applications whereas the PCD/S series is the standard industrial grade "heavy-duty" design.  The PMD4/S4 is typically reserved for highly corrosive applications and environments

In addition to valve actuators, we can provide related accessories such as battery back-up systems and control stations for electric actuators.

If you are not sure which ball valve is most appropriate for your application, send us an inquiry, we typically reply quickly, certainly within 24 hours.