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Publication Date: 12/2003
Pages: 4
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Rotary valve return on investment: Doing the math

Should you buy a low-cost, replaceable rotary valve or a high-cost, heavier-duty version that can be rebuilt? Calculating a rotary valve´s return on investment is a good place to start. After describing available rotary valves, this article explains how running a series of cost calculations can help you choose the most cost-efficient valve for your application.

As part of the bulk solids handling industry, you know that your company will experience significant savings in the long run by investing in high quality equipment from the start. However, when it comes time to purchase a new rotary valve, it can still be difficult to justify spending three times as much for a rotary valve that will do the same job as a less-expensive valve.

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