On Off Control Valves for Flow Control

Factories rely on their ability to control process media, such as gases or liquids, that flow through their piping systems. These substances are either a part of the process for production, or they are the product itself. If a factory's main purpose is to refine, filter, or circulate media, then the ability to control where that media goes and when it arrives is crucial for overall success. On off control valves help to provide manipulation power over the gases or liquids that could be flowing through a system.

Different piping systems transport different types of media, but the direction of flow and the amount of flow matters for overall output. Sometimes, the flow needs to be adjusted or stopped completely, so that a substance can be re-routed, a machine can be repaired, or another adjustment can be made. On off control valves allow for flow to be stopped completely whenever necessary. While this stop is most often necessary for basic machine maintenance or cleaning, it could also occur regularly for factories that produce multiple types of products or services utilizing the same intersecting pipelines. Some flow may be required for certain tasks, but not for others. On off control valves allow for those medias to flow at full force when they are needed, but to be shut off and contained in their section for any time periods when they are not necessary. In addition to these other uses, on off control valves can also provide a quick way for shutting off flow in a system should an emergency or any unexpected event occur.

When on off control valves are in the on position, they are opened completely and a large volume of media is able to pass through quickly. On off control valves that are in the off position are shut tightly, and a strong seal does not allow any gas or liquid to seep through to the other side. Several different feed lines can be attached to the main portion of an on off control valve. These feed lines can be used for liquids or gases that are entering the valve. The valve is generally equipped with an indicator that will communicate the position of the valve, so that workers checking the fixtures involved in a factory production procedure can quickly determine if everything is working appropriately.

Most on off control valves are light and compact, and they are typically simple to maintain. If a company requires more settings than simply on or off, it may be possible for them to purchase a supplemental positioner, which can be utilized to change the flow from the valve when it is in the on position. This allows for partial flow to occur, as it places some resistance on the flow at the point where it is in between the flow that results from either an open or closed position. A company would have more options with this additional part of the on off valve, as partial flow could be necessary for some procedures.