Ball valves come in a variety of designs, materials, temperatures, and pressure requirements. Therefore, careful consideration should be given when selecting a ball valve. Let's take a look at the parameter requirements of High-Pressure Ball Valves Manufacturers introducing ball valves:
1. Ports: Determine if the application requires 2 or more ports.
2. Actuation method: Depending on the efficiency and remote operation required by the application, the ball valve can be manually, electrically, or pneumatically actuated.
3. Aperture: Determine the diameter requirement of the flow. The most common ball valves have a reduced bore design, but trunnion balls support larger diameter (>100mm) valves.
4. Material: The material of the valve depends on the type of media used in the application. Brass can be used for potable water, natural gas, oil, and air. If the medium is corrosive, stainless steel can be used. PVC valves can be used with acids, alkalis, salts, and organic solvents.
5. Pressure: Make sure the valve is capable of withstanding the maximum pressure required for the application. High performance ball valves designed for industrial use supporting pressure ranges up to 1000 bar.
6. Temperature: Make sure the valve used can withstand the highest temperature requirements of the application. Specially designed ball valves can support temperatures up to 400°C.