Alexandra Trevino Valves April 14th, 2019 - 12:13:01
There are many types of ball valves that are extensively used in various industries depending upon their designs, sizes and pressure handling capacities. Full port, reduced port, cavity filler, V port, trunnion ball valves and multiport valves are the common ones.
This variety of pinch valve by reason of its unique design and construction does not have competition from other valve types. Some of its primary features and benefits to users of the valve are its inherent abrasive, corrosion and erosive resistant qualities, with the added benefit of non-clogging, maintenance free operation. The Pneumatic operated Pinch Valve provides its users with the ability to seal drop-tight on a flow product, even if the material is in a solid form. However, the influencing elastomer sleeve of this versatile valve is concealed within the outer casing, isolating the product flow from contact with any other part of the valve.
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.
Ever since the 60's, people have been using titanium to create titanium valves for various cars. Titanium is the metal of choice for the creation of spy planes that soar in high-altitudes, as well as nuclear submarines. This is also why the metal has been used for engine valves.
Swagelok produces a variety of Check Valves to meet every need. All Check Valves are factory tested for crack and reseal performance with a liquid leak detector. Check Valves with fixed cracking pressures are cycled six times prior to testing. Every valve is tested to ensure it seals within 5 s at the appropriate reseal pressure. Check Valves with adjustable cracking pressures are tested at two pressure points. Every Valve is tested at a low-pressure setting and at a high-pressure setting, and all must seal within 5 s at the appropriate reseal pressure.
In order to achieve the best performance of valves, manufactures must take many important design factors into consideration. These factors include actuator or positioner design, valve response time, valve type and sizing, and dead band.