Ball valves use a metal ball with a hole bored through the center, sandwiched between two seats to control flow. Used in many hydrocarbon process applications, ball valves are capable of throttling gases and vapors and are especially useful for low-flow situations.
What Does a Ball Valve Do?
What is a ball valve? A ball valve is a quarter–turn valve that uses a ball–shaped disc to control the flow of water through a pipe.
The ball has a hole in the center that allows water to pass through when the valve is open. When the valve is closed, the ball blocks the flow of water.
Ball valves are used in a variety of applications, including plumbing, industrial, and medical. They are often used to control the flow of water in pipes and hoses.
Ball valves are also used in some medical devices, such as blood pressure cuffs and dialysis machines. What are the different types of ball valves?
There are several different types of ball valves, including: Floating ball valves: A floating ball valve has a ball that floats on top of the water.
The ball is connected to the handle by a rod. When the handle is turned, the ball moves up or down, depending on the direction of the turn.
The ball seals the valve when it is in the closed position. Trunnion ball valves: A trunnion ball valve has a ball that is mounted on a trunnion (a short shaft). The trunnion is connected to the