What is a Valve and How Do they work with Actuators?
Valves are one of those critical inventions that go unnoticed by many. They play an important role in our world by controlling, regulating, guiding and directing the flow of assorted types of liquids, gases, steam or flowing materials such as mill, grain, etc… Valves are made of steel, iron, steel, bronze or PVC and can handle high temperatures and pressure points. In certain applications, the velocity, which is controlled by the valve, is vital in the success of the system in which it is applied and can be manually controlled or automated. In every industry, there are various types of American valves including ball, butterfly, v-port, solenoid, sanitary, knifegate, plug and many more. The following is just a few examples of where valves are critical in a particular application: sewage/waste water plant, dams that controls a body of water, valves in your vehicle that control gas flow or oil flow to your engine and oil and gas refinery companies.
Why is an Actuator important in your valve package?
Oftentimes, an actuator is attached to the valve to administer pressure control and flow control in applications where it is crucial that the actual value be the same as the set point value. This motor box is operated by pneumatic pressure or an electric current. It then changes this energy into motion which changes or moves the valve positioning in order to keep to the set point that was entered into the actuator by the operator.
Our industrial flanged ball valve series is meant for high and low pressure use. Good for food/water/oil and gas industries our flanged series ball valve is made from 316 stainless steel and comes with a handle for manual use or actuated for automated use.
Our threaded NPT ball valves are made in stainless steel (316) and are made with industrial strength. Standard ANSI and bubble tight shut off. These valves are available up to 4" and are ideal for any industry such as food, pharma, water, oil and gas. We have 1000's of threaded ball valves in stock, ready to ship!
Our stock of electric and air pneumatic actuators are both ready to ship and are promised to last the lifetime of the valve. Our actuators are made in America and are industrial grade use on valves up to 72" and as small as 1/4". Contact us today to get pricing on our actuator series.