Full Port Ball Valve Uses

Different types of valves are better suited to certain operations, depending on the materials involved and the overall goals of production. Ball valves are often suitable for filling a variety of needs, including manipulating the direction and flow of substances through pipelines, as well as creating a seal for complete shutoff. A full port ball valve allows for even better control when certain types of substances and processes are involved in operation.

A full port ball valve differs from other types of valves in that it is specifically designed to allow for substances to have full access to an open pipeline. A minimum amount of restriction is distributed, and substances are able to pass through without too much change in their overall flow and volume. A full port ball valve is often a good choice for a pump valve application, as these particular pieces of machinery are generally charged with providing a large volume of substance to another location within a factory. Any extra resistance applied to flow during that process would make the valve less efficient, and less able to perform the required operation.

A full port ball valve is also particularly useful in situations where a certain quality of substance is flowing through the pipelines. Any substance that could be categorized as a more viscous or thicker fluid could benefit from a system where a full port ball valve has been implemented. Systems that are handling these types of slurries will not want to throw any extra resistance into the path of what is already a heavy, thick, and slower moving substance.

The types of industries that deal with more viscous fluids are also more likely to engage in the process of pigging their pipelines. This process of cleaning can help to remove any extra residue from the substances that have been passing through the pipes. More viscous substances are simply more likely to leave a greater amount of residue in their wake, which makes pigging more necessary on a more regular basis. A full port ball valve is preferable for these types of situations, because it can also open to the extent needed to avoid interference with any of the mandatory cleaning processes. Cleaning and pigging needs to be performed regularly to ensure that the factory can keep operating at higher levels of speed and efficiency, while continuing to produce a high quality substance. Many industrial activities, such as filtering, refining, and circulating, require that substances be moved through pipes quickly and without experiencing contamination. Fortunately, regularly cleaned pipelines can help to meet these goals, and the installment of a full port ball valve can help to make regular cleaning possible.

Different types of automation can be applied to a full port ball valve, allowing it to be powered by electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems. There are benefits to each type of power source, and a company will ultimately have to decide how much pressure is needed for their particular operation, and how much space they have for the implementation of any additional machinery.