5-way ball valve in 3/8" NPT for flow control

18 March 2019

The Specialty Manufacturing Company, a worldwide leader in custom metal and plastic valves, introduced the 845 Series 3/8" five-way valve to solve complex flow control and diversion challenges across a broad range of media.

Initially designed for 3/8" NPT applications, the new valve can be customized with a variety of NPT and barbed ends. The 845 Series features a 90-degree ported ball with a.312" through hole diameter that accepts media through the bottom port and directs it to any one of the four side ports; with no flow to the other three. Side ports can also be plugged to create ‘no-flow’ options. Output port selection is positive via the nylon handle and full 360-degree rotation with a tactile and audible click at each port. Panel mount hole requirement is 750’ diameter and accommodates a maximum panel thickness of 375’.

Constructed of solid brass, the 845 Series features an electroless nickel-plated brass ball, 302 stainless steel detent, and spring, and has a maximum operating pressure of 500 psi at up to 180ºF, making it ideal for pressure, vacuum operation, and panel applications. The 845 is available with Buna-N, Ethylene Propylene, or Fluoroelastomer (Viton®) seals.

The Specialty Mfg. Co., a leading custom manufacturer of metal and plastic valves and hydraulic couplers. The company’s other operations include Specialty Dental, SafeWay, RolaChem, New Ulm Precision Tool, and Specialty Integrated Services.