Learn About Brass Ball Valves
Brass ball valves are used for liquid flow shut-off and flow control applications. In a ball valve, the ball contains a port that can be turned to face the direction of flow (allowing fluid through), or rotated so that the port is perpendicular to the direction of flow (blocking the fluid and shutting off the flow). In ball valves, brass construction is suitable for light- to medium-duty industrial, chemical and HVAC applications, as well as many more uses. Valworx brass valve products are certified lead-free variety for compatibility with potable water applications.
Brass ball valve products from Valworx can be controlled with an electric actuator, pneumatic actuator or a manual hand lever. In addition, valves can be built for incremental positioning to enable variable flow control, as well as full stop and start capacity. Our ball brass valve products come with integral with an ISO 5211 mount pad, eliminating mounting brackets and reducing size, weight and cost.
In addition, when you buy brass ball valves from Valworx and order before 3:00 p.m. EST, we build, test and ship your product within the same day so you get your valves as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on exemplary service to you before, during and after the sale. This is why we offer free lifetime tech support; a one-year warranty; a 60-day return policy; and support documentation including full CAD downloads.
Electric actuated brass ball valves use an electric motor drive, mounted inside a weatherproof enclosure, for On/Off flow control. The brass ball valve direct mounts to the actuator with an international standard ISO 5211 mount pad eliminating valve mounting brackets which reduces the physical size and cost. Options are available for positioning the valve for variable flow control applications.
Rack & Pinion and Scotch Yoke air actuators both provide a simple and reliable method of automating brass ball valves. Scotch Yoke and Rack & Pinion pneumatic actuators are available in spring return or double acting configuration. Spring return actuators use air pressure to open and springs to close the valve (failsafe). Double acting air actuators use air to open and air to close.
Brass ball valves provide an economical and reliable method of controlling On/Off flow in a pipe line. Rotating the ball 90° opens or closes the flow passage. The ball valve can be manually operated with the latch lock lever or direct mounted to an electric actuator or pneumatic actuator. Ideal where lead free and NSF construction are required for potable drinking water as well as other industrial applications.