A footvalve is a primary closure valve that is fitted to the drain point of the vessel. It is used to load and discharge cargo in combination with a secondary valve.
Standard sizes are DN80 (3”) and DN100 (4”). Both are available in 30°, 45°,90° and 180° options. We can offer footvalves with manual, pneumatic or hydraulic actuation and we have a range of lined and coated valves for corrosive cargoes.
Footvalves are available as a single unit and we have a range of composite discharge valves which combine a primary and secondary valve. You can choose between 2 main styles of footvalve: Cleanflow or Highlift. Fort Vale footvalves come with an alloy 625 valve seat as standard to minimise the risk of crevice corrosion and reduce associated M&R costs.