2-pc or 3-pc Ball Valves??

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Just as there are preferences between lug or wafer type butterfly valves, 2-pc and 3-pc ball valves also have their sides. We’ll look at some of the crucial factors to consider when deciding between the two types. Factors that will be covered: Design End connections Installation Performance Ease of maintenance Design As the name implies, […]

An important message from Strahman Valves and BI-TORQ Valve Automation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it effects our operations during this crisis.

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To our valued customers, UPDATE: Please be advised the Governor of Illinois has issued an executive order on March 21st, for the closure of non-life sustaining businesses.  BI-TORQ Valve Automation [BI-TORQ] is based in Illinois and serves a variety of commercial and industrial industries, including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, hospitals, refining, chemical, and petrochemical. Strahman Valves, Inc. [SVI], BI-TORQ’s […]

The Basic Facts About PVC, Brass, & Stainless Steel Ball Valves

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Since 1995, BI-TORQ Valve Automation, a division of Strahman Valves, has been a preeminent provider of PVC, CPVC, brass, and stainless steel ball valves, plus actuators. We specialize in automated and manual valve packages for a variety of industries and applications, including: Oil and Gas Industry Municipal and Commercial Applications Chemical and Plastic Manufacturing Food […]

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Industries That Rely on Valve Automation

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Since 1981, BI-TORQ Valve Automation has provided valve and actuation products to industrial, commercial, and municipal customers across a diverse set of industries. Over our three decades working with reputable valve and actuator manufacturers, we gained a deep understanding of the industry, which allows our experts to match the right products to the right applications. […]

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Case Study: Handwheel Extensions

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Let’s just say that things don’t always work out as planned. In plant design, this can lead to odd piping offsets and valves in places that are inaccessible or in unsafe operating locations. Luckily, our design team and manufacturing division has the experience and capabilities to help rectify some of those oddities. Problem: In the current […]

Case Study: Thermal Shut-offs Valves in a Commercial Building

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Company Type: Major Visual Effects Company in Singapore Application: Fuel Pump Problem: A recent audit from FM global recommended that a fire safety shut-off valve be installed on their 2” fuel line before it exits the pump room.   Solution: After a web search, BI-TORQ was determined to the best fit for this application. The subsequent […]

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Case Study: Thermal Shut-off Valves on Machine Lubricant Lines

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Company Type: Bearing Manufacturer Application: EDM machining centers. (Electrical Discharge Machine) Problem: a fire broke out at a plant where EDM machines are operating. Following an investigation by FM Global, it was determined that the flammable EDM lubricant contributed to the fire after their lines were compromised. Solution: FM approved FLP series fusible link valves […]

Case Study: Thermal Shut-offs Valves in a Commercial Building

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Company Type: Major Visual Effects Company in Singapore Application: Fuel Pump Problem: A recent audit from FM global recommended that a fire safety shut-off valve be installed on their 2” fuel line before it exits the pump room. Solution: After a web search, BI-TORQ was determined to the best fit for this application. The subsequent […]

Case Study: Handwheel Extensions

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Let’s just say that things don’t always work out as planned. In plant design, this can lead to odd piping offsets and valves in places that are inaccessible or in unsafe operating locations. Luckily, our design team and manufacturing division has the experience and capabilities to help rectify some of those oddities. Problem: In the […]

Product Spotlight: Electric Actuated Ball Valves at BI-TORQ

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BI-TORQ has been an industry leader in valve automation components for almost 40 years. Between our diverse inventory, experienced technical staff, and customizable packages, we are proud to call ourselves a single-service provider for industrial, commercial, and municipal valve automation needs. Controlled by an electric actuator mechanism, automated ball valves represent one of our most […]

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