Claire Christian Valves April 20th, 2019 - 12:49:46
The original principle of the operation of a valve was ingeniously basic. Operators were able to process the sometimes corrosive and abrasive water, generally caused by flooding, but the use of a "pinching" action that pressed down on a component now known as an elastomer sleeve, restricted the flow of water. This innovation was the foundation for the sophisticated Air operated Pinch Valves of today.
Full port valves are used when there is a requirement of free flow rate of fluids. This valve has an oversized ball with a big hole to allow huge quantities to flow through it. But when there is a requirement of high pressure in the flow, reduced port valves are preferred. A common example is the pipe heads that are used for a car wash. As we require pressure in water flow, this type of valve is used in them. Trunnion ball valves have a disc or anchoring above and below the valve generally suitably when there is a large and high pressure flow rate requirement.
We have come across pipelines all around that efficiently transport vast amounts of liquids and gases (collectively called as fluids). But they need a regulating body to decide the amount of the flow and to start and stop the flow for their efficient working. Here, valves come into picture and are the regulating body that control the flow rate and act as a switch to start and stop the flow.
The formula for the theoretical length of tubing, TL, needed to lower a set number of half steps, x, for an instrument of length, L, is TL = L (16/15) ^ x. Example: 100" instrument lowering 3 half steps: TL = 100(16/15)^3. TL = 21.36.
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.
Industries demand product quality, reliability and innovation, none more so than in the performance and reliability of manual operated valves. The effectiveness in operation and the production ability of industrial giants is, in many ways, dependent on seemingly insignificant valves, one specifically being the control pinch valve.