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Ball Valve Applications and Maintenance

Ball valves are the most common type of valve used in the process industry. They are easy to operate and tend to have a long service life.

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Ball Valve Design

Ball valves can have a valve of design factors that influence performance and service applicability.

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Ball Valve Material

Ball valves may be made of plastic, iron, steel, amongst other materials. Knowing which material to select ensures a long-lasting and efficient ball valve.

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Butterfly Valve Configuration

Butterfly valve configuration pertains to how the disc closes and engages with the valve seal. There are four ways a disc can be configured: concentric, single offset, double offset, or triple offset. This video details the uses and benefits of each type.

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Gate Valves - Disk Type

The disc of a gate valve enters into a process system and different configurations are specified depending on process requirements. Gate valves can be divided into groups based on the type of disc: double-disc, knife, wedge, and full bore conduit.

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Globe Valve Applications

Gate Valves completely shut off or provide full flow in a pipeline. The valve opens by lifting a barrier in the path of the fluid and allowing unobstructed flow when the gate is fully open.

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Globe Valve Body Type

Butterfly valve configuration pertains to how the disc closes and engages with the valve seal. There are four ways a disc can be configured: concentric, single offset, double offset, or triple offset. This video details the uses and benefits of each type.

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Globe Valves - Materials of Construction

A globe valve's material of construction is generally either iron, stainless steel, or carbon steel. The process media influences trim material, the number of plugs, and the plug cage design as well.

Valve Educational Articles

What is a Double Check Valve

The double check valve, a backflow prevention device, safeguards against flow reversal. Such flow reversal can cause pump cavitation, contamination, or simply result in the suboptimal operation of a process…

Diaphragm Valve vs. Ball Valve

Irrigation, industrial process control, and household applications such as on/of valves, and laundry washers require either diaphragm or ball valves. So how do you know which is the best to…

Needle Valves

Needle valves, sometimes called plunger valves, enable engineers to control and regulate subtle flow and pressure changes. The needle valve’s stem provides precise control by moving a piston tube open…

Plug Valves

Plug valves are a type of valve that utilizes conical and cylindrical plugs to stop or throttle flow in a system. The plug has an opening in the center that…

Orbit Valve

The Cameron ORBIT® valve is a rising stem ball valve. Characterized as a ball valve, ORBIT valves offer specific advantages that allow for its use in difficult applications in oil,…

Check Valves

Check valves are valves that allow for the flow of a fluid in only one direction within a piping system. Their assembly typically consists of an inlet and an outlet…

Pinch Valves

Pinch valves are used to stop or control the flow of a fluid by “pinching” an internal sleeve that restricts flow within a valve assembly and controls it for an…

Safety and Relief Valves

The terms safety valves and relief valves are often used interchangeably for pressure relief devices. Both valve types allow for overpressurization relief in a process system, but operate differently. In…

Diaphragm Valves

Diaphragm valves provide leak-proof control of abrasive and corrosive liquids such as suspensions, pulps, and slurries. Diaphragm valves feature a flexible elastomeric diaphragm that consists of a valve body and…

Gate Valves

Gate Valves are used to completely shut off or provide full flow in a pipeline. The valve opens by lifting a barrier in the path of the fluid and allowing…

Actuators

An actuator is a mechanical device that converts energy into linear or rotary motion. Actuators are used in devices such as: motors, pumps, switches, and valves. In this article, you…

Globe Valves

Globe valves are used to start, stop, and regulate fluid flow via a disc that is moved into the fluid flow. They are frequently used in applications where fluid modulation…

Butterfly Valves

Butterfly valves are frequently used in applications where flow needs to be either fully shut on and off. They are good for low pressure and low temperatures applications where the…

Ball Valves

Ball valves are the most common type of valve used in the process industry. While frequently used for small line flow control and commodity applications, ball valves can also be…