Ball valves are most commonly used in plumbing applications, but they also have a variety of applications in manufacturing processes. In particular, ball valves are useful for isolating a section of a pipe in a process where a controlled flow of material is desired.

Ball valves are valves that are used in applications where flow needs to be controlled or stopped completely. Ball valves come in different shapes and sizes, with the most common being the butterfly and the globe. Both butterfly and globe valves are designed to stop the flow of gases and liquids, and they do so in a variety of ways. Here are the different ball ball valve types :

  • True union ball Valve

The Union True Ball Valve is a one-piece welded steel ball valve that is designed to meet the highest standards of performance, efficiency, and safety in the most demanding applications. Its design features a ball that is secured by a one-piece stem and disc assembly that is tested to 5,000 psi and a thin-film metallic coating for corrosion protection.

  • Full Port ball valve

In a Full Port ball Valve, the ball is made of a hard material, usually steel or bronze. That means that the ball wears pretty slowly, and the ball is designed to seal against a seat that is machined to extremely tight tolerances. Because the seat and ball are machined to such close tolerances, the ball is usually a fraction of a thousandth of an inch smaller than the seat. When you put the Full Port ball Valve into service, the ball is held in place by a spring-loaded seating ring. This seating ring provides a tight enough seal to keep the Full Port ball Valve from leaking, but it makes it easy to remove the Full Port ball Valve for a routine inspection.

  • V-port Ball valve

It is a kind of material control valve that was developed by China and is one of the most important equipment parts of the oil field, chemical industry, power industry, and so on. There are mainly three types: ball valve, butterfly valve, and globe valve, and the ball valve is the most common one, which can be used in high-temperature and high-pressure fluid pipelines. Ball valve has the advantages of good sealing performance and small flow resistance and can effectively prevent the fluid from leakage or back-flow.

  • Multi-port Ball valve

The benefits of a multi-port ball valve are numerous, and it is a great addition to any machine that needs to be controlled, whether that is for production or safety reasons. The multi-port ball valve is a very easy-to-use a valve that can handle high pressure and temperature ranges and can be used with a variety of different fluids. This makes it a great choice for use on oil rigs, where it can be used to control the flow of crude oil. Avoiding the dangers of a single-point failure is another benefit of using a multi-port ball valve since it has multiple ports, so if one stops working, the rest can still be used to control the flow.

  • Standard port ball valve

A port ball valve is a type of gate valve designed specifically for use in the marine industry, where it is used to quickly and safely seal or uncover a port. Among other uses, port ball valves are used to allow access for cleaning and to allow access to certain areas of a ship while it is at sea. A port ball valve is distinguished by its spherical concavely shaped ball with a hole in the center, which allows it to be easily operated by hand.

  • Manually operated ball valve

The first thing you notice about the manually operated ball valve is its distinctive size and shape. The entire valve (including the handle) is 30 mm in diameter. When you turn the handle clockwise, the ball inside the body of the valve rotates, opening or closing the flow. This allows a user to manually control the flow of a liquid or gas in a piping system. Shutting off the flow of liquids or gases is important in many applications. The ball valve is often used in the control of water in residential and commercial plumbing to control the flow of water to kitchen and bathroom sinks, showers, toilets and to supply water to ice makers, washing machines, and dishwashers.

  • Reduced port ball valve

The reduced port ball valve is now being used by many equipment suppliers. Most of them are using the reduced port ball valve because of its speed and efficiency. This is a very helpful and useful tool for equipment suppliers. As a matter of fact, the reduced port ball valve is a very useful replacement for the standard ball valve.