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The Types Of Industrial Valves

May 15, 2014 in Valves and Fittings by

Industrial valveValves open or close to regulate the fluid flow in a pipe. They’re integral to our daily lives, found not only in industrial applications, but also in household devices like washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and more.

There are many different industrial valve types, each with its own advantages. Here are a few of the most popular:

Gate Valves

The most popular valve in the industry, gate valves work by opening and closing a gate that can obstruct the flow of a fluid. They’re often used to isolate pipe systems as a block valve, and they’re designed to be fully open or fully closed.

Gate valves can be operated with a air powered diaphragm, electric motor, piston actuator or a hand wheel. They’re often selected for applications when a straight-line flow and little restriction are desired. When open, gate valves don’t obstruct the flow path at all, causing little friction loss. 

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6 Types of Industrial Pipe Valves Explained

June 27, 2012 in Blog, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Industrial Valve

A valve is simply a device that directs or regulates flow by opening, closing or partially obstructing passageways. Valves are instrumental in everything from pumping soap out of a dispenser to starting a jet.

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