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The Types Of Industrial Valves

May 15, 2014 in Valves and Fittings by

 The Types Of Industrial ValvesValves 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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Pipe Fitting Taxonomy 101

September 20, 2012 in Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings and Valves Pipe Fitting Taxonomy 101We’re familiar with pipes, those long, straight tubes that transport fluids. But what if you need that fluid to change direction,or to connect two pipes of different sizes? Or regulate the fluid flow, or add some new component to the flow? You need a lesser known pipe product. You need a pipe fitting.

Pipe fittings perform many duties, and, consequently, there are a many types pipes fittings. So here is a simple pipe fitting taxonomy from a leader in valve and fittings supply and international pipe sales.

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The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your Project

April 04, 2012 in Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

valve1 The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your ProjectWhen embarking on a new, large-scale industrial project, it’s important to take into consideration a few factors that are imperative for your company success.  But, where do you start? We’re going to walk you through a few of the most important areas to think about before choosing a supplier, type of material and investing time and energy into your project.

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Help with Industrial Valve and Fitting Supplies

September 07, 2011 in Blog, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

St. Louis Pipe and Supply is your source for all valve and fitting supply. We are able to accommodate your needs, whether your needs are for industrial valve and fittings or non-industrial applications.

Some of the valves we regularly supply are:

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