Learn About Stainless Steel Ball Valves
Ball valves enable stop/start flow control by rotating a spherical ball within the valve, which contains a port, or a channel, through which liquid can flow when rotated to align with the direction of flow. When the ball is rotated 90°, the port is perpendicular to the direction of flow, and the fluid cannot pass through the valve. In a flow control ball valve, stainless steel construction is advantageous because it is highly corrosion- and contaminant-resistant, requiring less cleaning and maintenance and often providing a longer service life.
Stainless steel actuated ball valves from Valworx provide impeccable accuracy and reliability in flow control and stop/start operations -- a critical need in manufacturing, wastewater, processing and other applications. In addition to electric actuated valves and air actuated valves, we offer 2-piece ball valves with a high-quality hand lever for manual control. With these options, our stainless steel ball valve price range is designed to accommodate your budget.
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Motorized ball valves use an electric motor/gear box drive to open and close the valve. The stainless ball valve direct mounts to the actuator with the international standard ISO5211 mount eliminating valve mounting brackets which reduces the physical size and cost. One major advantage of an electric actuated ball valve over a solenoid valve is the slower operating speed, which reduces or eliminates water hammer.
Air actuated stainless ball valves use Scotch Yoke or Rack & 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.
Economical 2-piece steel ball valves offer a highly corrosion resistant means of controlling On/Off flow in a pipe line. Rotating the ball 90° with the lockable hand lever 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.