What is the valve?
A valve is a device that regulates the flow of a fluid (gases, fluidized solids, slurries, or liquids) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. The majority of valves are used in water reticulation, sewerage, oil and gas, power generation, mining, and chemical manufacturing.
How many types of valves are used to control the flow of fluids?
Valves can be categorized into the following design types, and although there are hundreds of variations, most of valves fit into these basic types:
What is a sanitary valve?
A sanitary valve is designed for use in applications requiring clean or sterile processing. Sanitary valves are commonly used in dairy, food, pharmaceutical, medical, and chemical applications. Their common features include easy cleaning, crevice free, and polished contact surfaces.
What is a butterfly valve?
A butterfly valve is normally used as a throttling valve to regulate a fluid flowing through a section of pipe. It consists of a circular body and a rotary motion disk closure member which is pivotally supported by its stem.
What is a ball valve?
A ball valve is a valve that opens by turning a handle attached to a ball inside the valve. The ball has a hole, or port, through the middle so that when the port is in line with both ends of the valve, flow will occur. When the valve is closed, the hole is perpendicular to the ends of the valve, and flow is blocked. The handle or lever will be in line with the port position letting you “see” the valve’s position.
What is a check valve?
A check valve is a valve normally allows fluid (liquid or gas) to flow through it in only one direction. Check valves have two openings in the body, one for fluid to enter and the other for fluid to leave. There are various types of check valves used in a wide variety of applications.
How to install a valve?
Whenever you are going to install a valve, be sure you know the function the valve is going to perform – that is, whether it must start flow, stop flow, regulate flow, regulate pressure, or prevent backflow. Inspect the valve body for the information that is stamped upon it by the manufacturer: type of system (oil, water, and gas), operating pressure, direction of flow, and other information.
What are pipe fittings?
Pipe fittings are used in pipe systems to connect straight pipe or tubing sections, to adapt to different sizes or shapes, and to regulate fluid flow, for example.
What is a 3-A compliant equipment? How to tell if a product is certified?
All the sanitary products carried by Adamant Valves are not 3-A compliant unless the certifications are provided with the specific products for which the 3-A Symbol was granted with the name of the license holder.