Sanitary Ball Valves

Learn about Sanitary Ball Valves


Sanitary, or hygienic, ball valves are simple, clean, reliable flow control devices for applications that require high levels of cleanliness and sanitation -- including 3A sanitation. The sanitary ball valve operates by controlling a spherical ball within the valve, which contains a flow channel or port. This ball can be rotated so that the port is facing the direction of flow, allowing liquid through -- or is turned perpendicular to the direction of flow, blocking the liquid. The ball in these sanitary valves can be opened or closed with an electric motor, a pneumatic actuator or manually.

Hygienic valves promote sanitary operation by vastly reducing or eliminating crevices and niches where contaminants may get caught. The design of the sanitary control valve enables smooth, repeatable and reliable operation to help ensure that processes and systems function consistently and as intended. Applications include ball valve food-grade uses, personal care product manufacturing, pet care product manufacturing and more.

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Electric Actuated Sanitary Ball Valves
Motorized sanitary ball valves use an electric motor/gear box drive to open and close the valve. These sanitary ball valves are suitable for food, beverage, personal care, pet care and other applications requiring 3A levels of sanitation. Fully encapsulated ball seats and highly polished internals (8- 12 Ra). Add an optional valve mounting bracket for compliance with 3-A sanitary valve standard 68-00. Tri-Clamp end connections and three piece swing-out design for easy cleaning and maintenance. Available in on/off or positioner models in voltages from 24- 240 VAC and 24- 135 VDC.


Air Actuated Sanitary Ball Valves
Air actuated sanitary ball valves use rack and pinion or scotch yoke pneumatic actuators to open and close the ball valve. These sanitary ball valves are suitable for food, beverage, personal care, pet care and other applications requiring 3A levels of sanitation. Fully encapsulated ball seats and highly polished internals (8- 12 Ra). Add an optional valve mounting bracket for compliance with 3-A sanitary valve standard 68-00. Tri-Clamp end connections and three piece swing-out design for easy cleaning and maintenance. Available with double acting (air to open, air to close) or spring return (air to open, spring to close) actuators. Direct mount solenoid valves for pilot air control are sold as an accessory.


Sanitary Ball Valves
Sanitary ball valves for food, beverage, personal care, pet care and other applications requiring 3A levels of sanitation. Fully encapsulated ball seats, highly polished internals (8 - 12 Ra). Integral ISO 5211 mount for easy automation. Tri-Clamp end connections and three piece swing-out design for easy cleaning and maintenance. Seal kits are available for all Valworx sanitary ball valves. Valve sizes from 1/2" to 4".