Philmac Ball Valves – You Can't Beat the Original

Philmac Ball Valves – You Can't Beat the Original

Philmac Ball Valves – You Can't Beat the Original

You can't beat the original. Philmac Ball Valves – available from your local Irrigear® Independent Experts.

Philmac Ball Valves have been servicing the Australian market for over 40 years. Proudly made in Australia, Philmac ball valves are recognized in the market as the industry standard.

With a distinctive blue easy grip handle, the valve is recognised in the market as the industry standard, providing users with the confidence of a strong, reliable and robust product.

Proudly made in Australia, the Philmac blue- handled ball valve is based on a simple on/off action and is quick and easy to install, allowing the user full control of water distribution.

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Put your trust in a Philmac original Ball Valves:

  • Fast and easy installation.
  • WaterMark and StandardMark approved for use with potable water
  • Made from UV stabilised materials
  • No flow restriction
  • Made from high performance thermoplastic materials
  • Designed and made in Australia
  • 20 year warranty
  • Strong, lightweight and impact resistant
Philmac Blue-Handled Ball Valves
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Philmac Blue Handled Ball Valve

Water is precious. Put your trust in the original blue handled ball valve.

Easy Action
The handle is not only easy to operate but has a positive on/off action through 90°. It is ergonomically designed to enable easy gripping.

Robust Construction
Built to withstand pressures up to 1600 kPa and provide years of reliable operation.

Frost Resistant
Proven performance in frost conditions.

Install in any direction
Philmac Ball Valves can work in any direction and at any angle.

Visual Indicator
When in the closed position the blue handle is at 90o to the body and when in the open position it is in line with the body clearly indicating if the valve is open or closed.

Quality Materials
High quality injection moulded plastic bodies and components plus NBR O-rings and stainless steel screws means years of reliable operation.

Philmac Ball Valves
For Years of Reliable Service

Philmac Ball Valves are a bit like flies! Really? Well, they do look different, but like flies they are pretty much found everywhere in the Australian landscape. From cattle stations in Clermont to back yards in Brighton. You have probably seen that familiar blue handle somewhere, albeit that some of the handles are looking a little faded but the ball valve still works. And like flies there are lots of them out there, which is no surprise considering they were introduced to the market in 1981. That is over 40 years and still going strong!

So, why are these valves more popular than they have ever been? It can be put down to a simple, yet reliable action that suits what the market wants ……………… turn the water on, turn the water off or just leave it on so you can use it isolate part of the system one day. As the handle is rotated it simply turns a ball located within the body of the valve. It features a positive on/off action so the handle can only be rotated through 900 to move from the on to the off position or vice versa. The design of the blue handle makes it easy to grip and also identifies whether the valve is open or closed.

So, how have these valves withstood the test of time? It is a combination of materials, a skilled workforce and design. The valves start with high quality injection moulded plastic bodies and components that are manufactured in Philmac’s Australian facility. Philmac’s own skilled workforce undertake the assembly before each valve is individually tested. Combine this with subtle upgrades and improvements in plastic technology since their launch 40 years ago and you have a valve that will provide many years of reliable operation. So much so that there is also an added benefit that the valve has a level of frost resistance. As for design, the option of female x female or male x female ends, and for installation flexibility the inlet can be on either end.

To assist with installation Philmac have kept the range of valves compact in size to allow them to be more readily fitted in tight spaces. The good news is that this does not impact on their performance. In fact, the valve was designed with performance in mind so that when a male threaded fitting such as a nipple or male end connector is screwed in there is no flow restriction. In other words, the diameter through the ball matches the inside diameter of the nipple or male end connector thus reducing turbulence and providing an even continuous flow of water.

So where can I use these valves? While they started life primarily as a rural valve, the design and materials are such that the valves are now suitable for operating pressures up to 1600 kPa or 232 psi. This means they can be used in plumbing applications on water supply lines, in horticulture to control sprinklers and drippers, for industrial applications such as airlines and of course in traditional farming application such as tanks and troughs.

So, do the valves need to comply with any standards to meet their intended applications?

Yes, they must meet the WaterMark certification to ensure they are fit for purpose and appropriately authorised for use in plumbing installations. Philmac undertook thorough testing to ensure the valve meets the WaterMark certification WMTS-012:20181. In addition, to ensure a level of confidence for all applications, the valve also meets the StandardsMark AS 5830.2-20122, which demonstrates it has undergone a rigorous audit and testing program. After all, Philmac is the connection you can trust.

1. WMTS-012:2018 In-line Valves for use in plumbing water supply systems
2. AS5830.2-2012: In-line ball valves for use in plumbing water supply systems, Part 2: Plastics-bodied

Shut Off Test – Philmac blue handled ball valves are tested for shut off against a hydrostatic
water pressure of 2000 kPa (290 psi) or 20 bar.

Strength Test – Philmac blue handled ball valves are tested for adequate strength for their intended application.

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