Elba Rutledge Valves May 08th, 2019 - 14:11:58
Titanium is used for lightweight valves because its density is low, making it attractive to designers of engines and valves. There are also instances where titanium is mixed with other metals to make alloys that will further make it able to withstand higher temperatures. Many high-speed cars make use of these valves, as they are able to run more reliably even at high speeds, which then induce higher temperatures in the car.
With the rapid development of different industries such as modern nuclear, petrochemical, electric and space, automatic control for process technology and long-distance fluid transportation, a lot of modern low-temperature valve, vacuum valve and control valve are in great need. So in order to ensure the good sealability and suitable strength of the above-mentioned valves, to develop new materials will be a great challenge. As it should be, just to improve the sealing ability and strength for future valves is not enough. It is suggested that the manufactures should expand other parameters of the valve and develop energy-saving, automatic and multi-functional valves, such as low-temperature one used for liquid oxygen, hydrogen or natural gas, vacuum valve, safe valve and so on
All in all, step by step the valve manufacturing becomes one of the important sectors in the mechanical industry. There are a lot of applications for the valve. It is closely connected with our daily life. For example, the tap used for running water pipe and the reducing valve used for liquefied petroleum gas stove are the valves. What's more, it is the essential part for different mechanical equipments such as gas engine, steam engine, compressor, pump, vehicle, ship or aerocraft.
Ball valves are usually quarter turn valves (as we turn the lever by 90 degrees to start or stop the flow) and use a hollow, perforated and pivoting ball that is also called as a floating ball. It is through this valve that the flow of fluids takes place. When the lever or handle is turned to 90 degrees, the hole of the ball gets aligned with the pipe opening and starts the flow. When again the lever is turned by 90 degrees, the hole turns around and the ball blocks the opening of the pipe thus causing the flow to stop.
Sealability and strength property are the most basic and most important characters for all valves. The sealing of a valve can be separated into internal seal and external seal. The front one means the sealing between valve clack and seat. The latter one means the sealing between the moving part of the valve stem and bonnet, body and bonnet, body and connection part. When the valve is used, it should be not only good in sealability but also be safe.
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.