December 4, 2019
Multiple Handle Options Available For
Ball Valve Installations


Milwaukee Valve and Hammond Valve have a wide variety of handle options to meet the needs of most applications. Options are available for both  commercial  and  industrial  ball valves, offering ease of use and added safety and security not found with standard ball valve handles.
 
Available for both commercial and industrial ball valves, the extension handle/stem (XH) is a simple and effective design for applications where the insulation surrounding a pipe makes standard handles inoperable. It is also an effective option when a handle needs to be raised above an obstruction or when the valve is mounted behind a panel. Milwaukee Valve and Hammond Valve also offer an  insulated extension handle (TIH)  designed to minimize thermal energy loss from an insulated piping system. The TIH handle also prevents condensation and other extraneous moisture from contaminating an insulated piping system with mold or mildew. 
 
The memory stop (MS) offers the convenience of a preset stop when the valve is used in a balancing application. The memory stop can be set from the full closed position to any preset opening point. The memory stop option is available on commercial ball valves and is also incorporated into the design of the TIH handle. The TIH insulated extension handle requires no disassembly or removal of the handle to engage and make adjustments.
Oval Handles (OH) are intended for several different applications, and can be installed where a standard lever handle might encounter interference from adjoining piping. Oval handles also prevent accidental valve operations, since they have less projection than a lever handle, and require more turning force to operate. The oval design prevents clothing or other material from being hooked onto the valve handle, inadvertently causing it to open or close. Because they are a safer option, OSHA requires the use of oval handles in many industrial applications.
 
Tee handles (TH) offer the same space savings as oval handles, with a slightly shorter end-to-end dimension. Tee handles require more handle force to operate, so accidental openings can be reduced. The increased torque may limit the availability of larger sizes, so please contact your customer service rep for help with sizing.
 
Locking devices offer the end-user the security of a lockable handle to prevent tampering. This added level of safety is required by OSHA in many applications. With the use of a standard 5/16" padlock, the locking handle (LD) can be locked in either the full open or full closed position. The handle and locking device are manufactured using stainless steel material (LL) for additional strength and corrosion resistance. Locking devices are also available on oval handles, and come as an extended locking handle (XLD). This robust design can be locked in the open or closed position with the use of a standard padlock.
For more information on any ball valve application requiring special handle accommodations, contact your Milwaukee Valve Customer Service Rep today!
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