The consistent development of technology has resulted in the inception and creation of several styles of regulating valve bodies. Ball valves serve the same purpose for free-flowing liquids, an extensive industrial product that is durable, reliable, and has the capacity to prove its robustness after completing many cycles.
The actual form of force coming from the actuator decides the position or type of valve used.
Types of Ball Valves:
Full Port Valve: It is also known as a full bore valve. It is designed as an oversized ball to reduce friction by keeping the hole as same in size as a pipeline. This type of valve does not restrict the flow that is the reason why it is majorly used in applications where free flow is a necessity.
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Standard Port Valve: It is less costly than a full port and the ball and port used in it are smaller in size respectively.
V Port Valve: To promote linear flow characteristics the valve has a ‘v-shaped ball or a ‘v-shaped’ seat which allows the orifice to open and close in a more controlled manner. This type of design requires a strong construction due to the higher speed of fluids otherwise it could easily damage the valve.
Trunnion Valve: A valve that has extra mechanical anchoring of the ball at either side- top or bottom. It is best used for larger and higher pressure valves.
Multiport Valves: They come in L or T-shaped holes through the middle. A T valve makes it possible to connect any pair of ports. While the L valve can connect the center port to another side of the port.