Learn about Sanitary Ball Valves
Motorized sanitary ball valves use an electric motor/gear box drive to open and close the valve. The stainless steel sanitary ball valve direct mounts to the actuator with the international standard ISO 5211 mount or add optional valve mounting bracket for compliance with 3-A sanitary valve standards. These valves feature Tri-Clamp end connections for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Air actuated sanitary ball valves use rack and pinion pneumatic actuators to open and close the ball valve. These automated valves are available with double acting (air to open, air to close) or spring return (air to open, spring to close) actuators. Typically a Namur direct mount solenoid valve is used to control the air actuator.
Direct mount stainless steel sanitary ball valves offer a highly corrosion resistant means of controlling on-off flow in a pipe line. Rotating the ball 90° opens or closes the flow passage. Advantages of ball valves over other type valves may include: higher flows with less pressure drop, higher pressures, higher temperatures, straight through flow path and wider media compatibility.