Alma Kelley Valves May 09th, 2019 - 14:03:51
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.
A gate valve is one of the commonly used valves to open and close the flow of liquid from straight line medium. This can be found in a number of places. An instance would be in irrigation as well as used in different chemical plants to regulate the path of various types of fluids.
These examples of Swagelok Valves give the customer great insight into the care, detail, quality, design and testing that goes into the manufacture of each and every Valve in the Swagelok catalogue. It's easy to see why Swagelok has no hesitation in backing their products with the Swagelok Limited Lifetime Warranty.
With the advent of the market brass ball valves, they immediately appreciated was evaluated, and the demand for these products increases, as well as their scope. Now such products can be found in any economic stall. However, despite their apparent similarity, not all ball valves are really reliable and durable. Along with high-quality Italian taps, more and more pushed over in the trade cheap Polish, Chinese and Turkish valves, whose quality is far from perfect? In the struggle for the vast US market, some sellers have begun to distribute cheap "consumer goods" for branded products, quite simply to sell a fake, so I'd like to give some practical advice to buyers' brass ball valves. As a rule, forgery in performance is much inferior to the original products. Their use in water and heating systems can lead to accidents and big material losses. Counterfeits can cause serious damage and human health.
Needle Valves must be easy to shut off, and pressure sensitive to maintain the correct level of flow. The Valves must allow for precise adjustments of flow, and be adjustable to conform to the requirements of a particular system - Needle Valves require many turns of the valve stem to open or close, which means a range of flow, can be allowed for. They are used control flow into delicate gauges, where sudden surges of pressurized fluid can cause damaged, and in situations where flow must be gradually, and precisely brought to a halt. They are also used where a small rate of flow is required. They are not for use in simple shut off applications. The valves should be easy to shut off completely with no more than 'finger tight' pressure. Swagelok Valves guarantee a long service life, and compact design.
There is a slight flaw with valves though. The valve combination of 2-3 will be slightly sharp, the 1-3 combination will always be quite sharp, and the 1-2-3 combination will always be very, very sharp. Lets explore why this phenomenon happens.