Ball valves offer great economy and durability for a wide range of applications that do not require completely hygienic, cleanable-in-place (CIP) service. They are easy to install and maintain.
All stainless steel construction: forged body and ball
FDA approved materials including reinforced PTFE seats
Cavity filled to minimize residue build-up around ball and seat
Full port opening for unrestricted flow in the open position
High temperature and pressure ratings for demanding service applications
Maintenance-free pneumatic actuator with “Normally Closed”, “Normally Open” or “Double Acting” orientations
Standard ISO pattern mounting pad for easy retrofit from manual handle to pneumatic actuator
Three piece design with floating seals
Lockable manual handle option for added security
Available with the identical control unit options offered on other valve types to give common look, controls interface, and spare parts across a multi-valve system
Ball valves operate by opening to allow flow or closing to shut-off flow within a pipeline by way of a fitted ball inside the valve body with PTFE seats. Through the floating position of the ball, in closed position a movement into the flow direction becomes possible providing for optimum sealing in the passage (2 and 3).
There are three ball valve designs:
Standard - with handle without feedback - ball movement performed manually with handle
With handle and bracket for feedback - ball movement performed manually with handle
Controlled by pneumatic actuator - actuate ball movement with air connection at (1) and reset by spring force