Ball valve accessories include stems, bonnets, and pack […]
Ball valve accessories include stems, bonnets, and packing. The stem is the part of the valve that connects the ball to an external control mechanism, such as a lever or a motor. The ball sits in the valve body, which has a bonnet to protect it from leakage. The stem is operated by an operator, which can be a pneumatic/hydraulic actuator, a hand-held lever, or a motor-operated gear. A ball valve can have a floating or fixed design, where the ball is sandwiched between two seats, forming a tight seal between the body and the ball.
There are two basic types of ball valves, the floating and trunnion. The floating ball is the most common. Trunnion ball designs are more expensive. Floating ball designs are available in different sizes. They also have a variety of interior angles, so you can adjust the angle of the ball as necessary.
Ball valves are used in many industries, including food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. These valves are often designed with sanitation in mind, as they're used to handle solid-liquid mixtures and slurries. They're easy to clean and can be replaced without disturbing their ends. They're often used in applications requiring frequent maintenance.
Ball valves can be manually operated by actuation. Manual control requires the operator to turn the handle. Actuation, on the other hand, doesn't require a human operator, which makes them more convenient for remote areas and complex control systems. They can also be dismantled for cleaning or repair purposes.
In addition to ball valves, there are other accessories that can be used with them. They include actuation brackets, drive adapters, and replacement ends. The ends can be bsp female, metric plain, or flanged. These accessories can all be used to adjust the flow rate of a ball valve.
Ball valves can also be operated with the help of an actuator. With a proper actuator, you can control the flow rate and the pressure of fluid. These valves can handle a variety of pressures and can even handle different temperatures. They're also easy to maintain, with minimum risk of leakage.