What is a ball valve? It’s a question often ask us at Jeff Morris Limited, so here is the answer to the question, and to explain what a ball valve is.
A ball valve is described as a mechanical device that directs, guides and modulates the flow of various types of liquids and gases by way of an opening of a ball that has an opening in the middle. The opening is referred to as the port. By turning the handle on the ball valve, this manually opens/closes the port which controls the pressure from the flow of the liquid. Durability and “perfect” shutdown/shutoff are what makes the ball valve advantageous over other types of valves.
Ball valves are found in our everyday living and may go unnoticed. For example, there are plumbing valves that are connected to our sinks. There are valves inside our washing machines, dishwashers, gas fireplaces, even your outside tap, along with many many more things found in our homes. Various types of industries utilize valves for their productions. Such industries include electronics, power, automotive, printing, plastics, textiles, metal, medical, chemical and food, to name a few.
Ball valves are simplistic to operate, and repairs are made easily without being removed from their pipeline. Being made of steel, brass, iron, bronze or PVC, ball valves can range in sizes from ¼” to 72 inches although the 72” ones are a rarity.
The basic types of ball valves include Full Port, Reduced Port, V-port, Multi-port, Standard Port and Cavity Filled ball valve. There are 3-way and 4-way ball valves. Depending on the application would determine the type of ball valve being used. The specifications to be considered for determining the appropriate ball valve would be the temperatures and pressure, the number of ports, valve size, type of body material, end connectors and configurations this is the information here at Jeff Morris Limited that we’d require to enable ourselves to offer you the correct valve for your requirement.
Jeff Morris Limited The Right Valve Supplier
We offer stock Valves from across the Flowserve Flow Control Range, Worcester, Automax, Limitorque, Atomac, Argus, Durco, Kammer, Valtek and Serck Audco, Along with Mars, Gestra, Warex, Ebro, Hindle and many more.
We’ve been in business for many years, and over the years, we’ve learned what makes a good product. Dependability, durability, and affordability are among our top considerations. Reach out today for more information on our process and product options.
Trust Jeff Morris Limited for your Valves and Pneumatic Actuator Supplies
As one of the most reliable distributors, we’re ready to supply you with the equipment you need from leading manufacturers. In addition, thanks to our outstanding expertise and customer care, the technical support that comes with all our products is unbeatable. Contact us now for product descriptions, selection guidance and more. Tel: +44 (0)116 246 4748 email Sales@jeffmorrislimited.co.uk