While the popularity of ball valves took a while to grow, their usefulness is undisputed today. Ball valves can be on pipelines, in the bottom of tanks and in clean rooms. However, not all ball valves serve the same purpose, just as a hammer would not work as well as a sledgehammer when knocking down a wall.
When looking for ball valve information, it’s important to consider the applications for which each type of ball valve will work best. Consider these options when making the most of ball valves:
1. Pick full port ball valves for the most volume in the least amount of time.
2. Choose standard port ball valves for a little more control.
3. Pick reduced port ball valves for even more control.
4. Rely on "v" port ball valves for the most control.
Let full port ball valves transfer large amounts of fluidThese ball valves work efficiently and well. Stainless steel ball valves, carbon steel ball valves, titanium ball valves, as well as brass ball valves, bronze ball valves are common materials for full port ball valves. These ball valves are for longevity, and are possible to automate. They even can have an optional fire safe option. Applications for which the full-ported ball valve works well are irrigation, waste processing, desalinization, oil and gas production, and other applications where a high volume of liquid is key.
Use standard port ball valves for a little less flowThe hole in the standard port ball valve is smaller, restricting the flow a little.
Go with reduced flow ball valves for even more controlThe smaller port in the ball allows more control over the flow of the liquid through the ball valve than a full port ball valve.
Get the most control with "v" flow ball valvesThe "v" flow ball valves allow the user to control the flow of the fluid through the ball valve even more. Because of the "v" notch, the "v" flow ball valve is perhaps the most versatile ball valve, because it allows for the most control. The "v" flow ball valve can be for slurry and regular flow. It is capable of more than just on and off, but variations in between.
- The ball valve price may vary. Contact manufacturers when your company makes a ball valve purchase to ask about discount pricing.