Valve Box Reduces Valve Actuation Time, Prevents Contamination

Bingham &Taylor introduces the No Vac Valve Box Sealed System, a time and cost-saving product.

December 26, 2012
Manufacturing Group

Bingham & Taylor, North America’s preeminent manufacturer of meter and valve access and protection products for water and gas utilities, has introduced the Buffalo brand No Vac Valve Box Sealed System, an important time and cost-saving product.

The Sealed System consists of a Valve Box Stabilizer and a Debris Trap, which are available together, or separately. The Stabilizer has the highest versatility, fitting all round valve box bells and bases, for use with either cast iron or plastic valve boxes. It is highly effective in preventing the intrusion of dirt, backfill, or sand from below. Design features of the Stabilizer are proprietary and benefit utilities in three other important ways as well. 

First, the patented design assures proper alignment of the valve box and protection of the valve.  It also assures that all “down” force is transferred to the back filled area, rather than to the buried valve or pipe.  It eliminates the need to “block up” the valve box. 

The Debris Trap component of the Valve Box Sealed System was engineered to eliminate maintenance and service issues caused by debris intrusion through and around the valve box top over time.  The unique Debris Trap design is also responsible for the system being “no vac” because it eliminates the need to vacuum out the box prior to actuating the valve.  This task is cumbersome and time-consuming – and has been necessary until now.

While the Stabilizer part of the system eliminates contamination from below, the Debris Trap guards against dirt and other debris from the top – a perfect combination.

The Debris Trap is designed to fit domestic and imported valve boxes, both plastic and cast iron.  It is manufactured from utility grade ABS plastic - the ideal material for applications such as this that demand high surface hardness, rigidity, impact strength and overall toughness.   In addition, ABS plastic has no aging qualities, so it is ideal for utility maintenance products.

The Bingham & Taylor “No Vac” Debris Traps are manufactured in yellow and black, and are both paintable and markable with standard indelible markers. 

The products for the “No Vac” Valve Box Sealed System are proudly manufactured in the USA.

In addition to the Valve Box Sealed System, Bingham & Taylor manufactures and distributes a broad range of products for water and gas utilities, including both standard and custom curb boxes, valve boxes, meter frames, covers, line markers, utility tools, and cathodic protection test boxes.