Valves are mechanical devices that controls the flow and pressure within a system or process. They are essential components of a piping system that conveys liquids, gases, vapors, slurries etc..
Different types of valves are available: gate, globe, plug, ball, butterfly, check, diaphragm, pinch, pressure relief, control valves etc. Each of these types has a number of models, each with different features and functional capabilities. Some valves are self-operated while others manually or with an actuator or pneumatic or hydraulic is operated.
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Types Of Valves
Globe valves are used to regulate flow within a pipeline. Mainly used for applications which require frequent operation or throttling, globe valves are used in applicationq which typically remain shut unless the liquid is being used.
Ball valves are flow valves with a spherical disc, the part which controls the flow that runs through it. Also, in the middle of the sphere, there is a port, through which flow occurs when the port is in line with each end of the valve. The flow stops when the ball is rotated and the hole no longer aligns, but flows freely through the valve when it is aligned.
Check valves, also known as a clack valve, one-way valve, or non-return valve are designed to allow fluid to flow through in a single direction. Majority of check valves are pressure operated, and are contained within some type of pump system.
Butterfly valves are used in applications where the regulation or isolation of flow is required. Although the functionality of a butterfly valve is similar to that of a ball valve, butterfly valves are preferred by many for good reason. Not only are butterfly valves lower in price than other types of valves, they also lighter weight, meaning they require less support upon installation.
FUNCTIONS FROM VALVES ARE:
• Stopping and starting flow
• Reduce or increase a flow
• Controlling the direction of flow
• Regulating a flow or process pressure
• Relieve a pipe system of a certain pressure