Albion expands range of hydronic balancing valves

The Yorkshire-based company, Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, has extended its range of hydronic balancing valves with the introduction of a fixed orifice double regulating valve (FODRV).

The new ART 255 combines two core system components into a single valve – a double regulating valve and an orifice plate – meaning it provides a cost-saving, speeds up installation time and reduces the number of potential leak points, when compared to its two-part alternative.

The ductile iron valve is 16 bar rated and is available from 2″ to 12″ and has an operating temperature range of -20°C to +120°C. The new valve provides an alternative to Albion’s existing ART 250 and ART 270 – which is their double regulating valve and orifice plate option.

The ART 255 complements an already comprehensive range of balancing valves and controls, which are often used on large building services projects. The valve has joined the other hydronic balancing valves on Albion’s sizing program, enabling their knowledgeable team to provide support with schedules and assist with any sizing issues, in a timely manner.

Les Littlewood, Albion’s Sales and Marketing Director comments: ‘It is important for us to adapt our range in line with the ever-changing environment that engineers are operating in.

In recent years, engineers have been under pressure to save space, reduce costs and create more efficient systems and that has resulted in an increase in the use of hydronic balancing systems. Our new FODRV aims to solve some of these common issues by combining two important components into one valve, therefore saving space, providing a cost-saving and allowing for a quicker installation.’

The hydronic balancing range forms only part of Albion’s offering, which has grown year-on-year since the company was founded over 25 years ago.

Their portfolio aims to supply a complete valve solution to the building services, process and industrial markets and includes a public health range as well as other manual and actuated valves.

As with all of Albion’s range, the ART 255 is available for next-day delivery when ordered before 4PM. For more information, visit the Albion website at or call them on 01226 729900.

Tel: 01226 729900

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 50

Autumn 2019 // Issue 50
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