Alice Campos Valves May 10th, 2019 - 13:53:33
Valves have been playing a major role in the transportation of fluids in various industries like oil and petrochemicals, pharmaceutical industries and food and beverage industries and have become vital parts of many types of machinery too.
Customers wanting the best in Needle Valves need look no further than Swagelok to meet all their needs. Swagelok Needle Valves are used in flow metering applications, where a constant, calibrated flow must be maintained. A Needle Valve has a long tapered point at the end of the valve stem that is lowered through the seat to restrict or block flow, as required, and a needle-shaped plunger on the end of the screw which exactly fits the point. Fluid flowing through the valve turns at 90 degrees, and passes through the orifice that is the seat for a rod with a cone shaped tip. The finely threaded stem, and large seat area allow for the precise calibration of resistance to flow. As the plunger is retracted, flow between is possible - until the plunger is completely retracted, fluid flow is impeded.
Another way of cheating customers - to use for the manufacture of shells cheaper metal - zinc. This is also the risk of counterfeiting. valve of zinc has increased brittle and may crack on the mechanical and hydraulic influences. There are ball valves, made from silumin (aluminum alloy). Their reliability is still lower. Savings metal induces dishonest manufacturers to produce the body taps with wall thickness from 1 to 0,5 mm. This is extremely reduces their reliability. (For comparison, the standard valves manufacturers Matca-Norca have a wall thickness of 2 mm).
The flow is permitted to go when the handle of the faucet is turned counter clockwise. At this time, the water faucet's gate rises. When the water faucet's handle is turned clockwise, the gate is dropped thereby stopping the flow. There are even some types of gate valve that are used in a lot of industries that have electric motors. Signals are sent by human or computer intervention or automatically through a timer.
The sometimes highly specialized working environments in which manual operated sleeve valves must perform can include differing temperatures ranging from -60°F to 300°F. The sleeves themselves can be manufactured from natural rubber or a compounded elastomer, which provide specific operational capabilities. Control sleeve valves are recognized for their excellent abrasion resistance and ability to process animal and vegetable fats.
Among the many types of Valves manufactured by Swagelok, are Ball Valves - these are used where flow needs to be completely shut-off. They have advantages over many other types of Valves in that they are easy to use, easy to maintain, and can regulate high-pressure, high-volume and high flow of temperature. They are uncomplicated, sturdy, and inexpensive; they lend themselves to a long service life. Swagelok has a full catalogue of various types of Ball Valves. For all the advantages of Ball Valves, they are not suitable for use where fine control of a Valve is needed. Depending on system requirements, in these circumstances, a Needle Valve may be appropriate - these allow for a range of flow, and can control flow into delicate gauges where sudden surges of pressurized fluid can cause damage. They can also be used where flow must be precisely and gradually brought to a halt. Needle Valves are not suitable for simple shut-off applications as are Ball Valves - they should be used where a small rate of flow is required.