Butterfly valves are used in a variety of different industries and in many piping and machinery applications. Butterfly valves are most commonly used to control the flow of water or other liquids in a section of pipe. A high performance butterfly valve works similarly to a ball valve. The valve has a flat, round plate positioned at a certain point in the pipe, and pivots on a rod that goes through the valve to control flow through the pipe.
The pricing and costs of butterfly valves will vary depending on the size and type of valves you need. The most common types of butterfly valves on the market are:
1. High-performance butterfly valves that can hold up in a variety of environments.
2. High-pressure butterfly valves that can handle large amounts of water pressure.
3. Industrial butterfly valves that are sized to fit larger pipes.
Choose the right size of industrial butterfly valves for the jobThe sizing of a butterfly valve will often correspond to the size of the pipe you will use to control liquid flow. But you will also have to consider the type of pipe you're using in order to find the butterfly valve that has the right pressure settings. The costs of butterfly valves can range from $125 to $500, according to size.
Consider the different control options for your butterfly valveThere are many different control options for butterfly valves. If you want an automated system, you can find valves with pneumatic or electric controls. There are also many manual control options, such as a manual wheel, geared hand or lever control. Pneumatic controls cost around $840, electric controls cost $450 to $500, and manual controls range from $125 to $375.
Buy high-pressure butterfly valves for pressured systemsHigh-pressure butterfly valves can handle much more pressure than regular valves. A high-pressure valve has a better pressure rating than standard valves. A standard valve can handle 56 or 75 PSI at 70 degrees, but high pressure valves work at 110 PSI or above at the same temperature. High-pressure valves can cost $500 or more, depending on the type of controls you choose.
- Many butterfly valve suppliers carry a range of sizes for pipes, but you can also find suppliers and manufacturers that will create custom valves for special projects.