Do you know the different uses of the valves? Different types of valves for different uses

The valves are one of the most used equipment within the different industries, but for their correct use, the company's turn, procedure and production must be known. For which the Designer Engineer must consider different factors to determine the appropriate valve for their processes.

Many used a wide variety of valves, which will adapt to any need you have, so you can find:
  • Gate valve. Focused on the service of throttling and closing of passage, being of linear flow and producing a lower pressure drop in the system, compared to other types of valves.
  • Male valve. Improvement of the simple tap, are designated for the passage or closing and its components are body, male and lid; granting a linear flow, being able to be lubricated or self-lubricated.
  • Ball valve. Variant of the male valve, designed with a ball that has a hole in a geometric axis to connect the inlet and outlet of the body, allowing to open and close the passage with a quarter turn.
  • Globe Valve It covers a large number of variants that include manual or automated, and are used for applications with throttling; The pressure drop tends to be large.
  • Butterfly valve. Suitable for passage and closing services or even strangulation; They grant low loss due to liquid friction and are fast-acting in terms of return.
  • Diaphragm Valve They have a body, bonnet and flexible diaphragm; Its stem is connected to an oppressor that in turn connects to the diaphragm when the valve is opened. This moves it out of the flow assembly and at the time of being closed, it produces a hermetic settlement against a sump or contoured area at the bottom of the body.
  • Retention valve. Prevents reverse flow in the pipeline, through automatic operation that keeps them open to the pressure of the circulating fluid.
The choice of these valves should be taken according to the service needed:
  • Strangulation service (Globe, butterfly, diaphragm, compression valves)
  • Cutting and step service (Gate, male or ball valves)
  • Control (Control Valves)
  • Reverse flow prevention (Check valves)
The correct choice of the valve for your processes will allow to optimize them and subsequently save money and time losses.