Selecting the right valve goes beyond understanding the function it needs to serve. It’s also important to factor in cost efficiency, durability and maintenance considerations. Various industries make use of ball valves for a variety of purposes. Conventional valve materials cannot meet the demands of all industrial applications. Where they fail, high-performance ceramic materials open new opportunities. Ceramics prove to be beneficial wherever standard materials reach their limits with respect to wear resistance, corrosion, and high temperatures.
Different types of ball valves might be needed for specific purposes. Our unique ceramic ball valves are cost effective, durable, corrosion-resistant, and efficient. It also does not require a lot of maintenance. Before you decide which type of ball valve you need for your situation, you should first determine what the ball valves function will be.
A distinction should also be made between an automatic and a manual ball valve. The manual ball valve is one that typically has a handle that is turned to facilitate the flow of liquid. The automatic version facilitates the liquid flow on its own using an electric or controller. Choose the type of ball valve you need carefully. Make sure it is the most cost efficient and durable ball valve for the purpose and use you have chosen.
Ball valves are available in a wide variety of design, materials, temperature and pressure requirements. So, careful considerations should be made while selecting a ball valve for your application. A ball valve may have two, three or even four ports. Most ball valves are 2-way and manually operated with a lever. The lever is in line with the pipe when the valve is opened. In closed position, the handle is perpendicular to the pipe. The ball valve flow direction is simply from the input to the output for a 2-way valve. Manually operated ball valves can be quickly closed and therefore there is a risk of water hammer with fast-flowing media. Some ball valves are fitted with a transmission. The 3-way valves have an L-shaped or T-shaped bore, which affect the flow direction.
Automated ball valves are used in many industries for many purposes. There is not one rule that determines when you should use a particular type of ball valve, but there are some generic rules you can follow.