Valve Distributors Key Terms
Familiarize yourself with valve distributors key termsValve distributors can work with just one type of valve, or may stock many different types of valves. Understanding the different types of valves needed for different applications can help you find the distributor that best fits your business needs. Whether you need valves for oil pipes or for water and steam pipes, discovering some of the valve distributors key terms will be beneficial in your search for distributors.
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Check valvesCheck valves can be used for gas, oil or water lines, and are made with an iron body.
Pneumatic valvesPneumatic valves are often used in machinery for production of textiles, food industry and industrial washing.
Solenoid valvesSolenoid valves can be used in many applications. They are used for oil, water, gas and liquid. Some solenoid valves are also used for steam and air.
Air valvesAir valves pump air out of pipes to keep systems running smoothly. Releasing air through an air valve keeps the system from getting damaged. Air is usually pumped out during start-up, shut-down or when problems occur in the system.
Ball valvesBall valves are used for high temperature and high volume applications. They can be made of brass, iron, stainless steel or plastic. Ball valves come in one, two and three piece designs, as well as a flanged body style.
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