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Industrial Valves and Actuators

At AIP, we believe in supplying best quality products to the customer with no compromise in any stage of production which may affect the quality of finished product. Valves act as veins in any system and we understand its importance.

Every step in manufacturing process is documented and recorded appropriately so that we can find out the faults in the system in no time. All types of testing according to the application of the valves are conducted at our testing centers and the reports of the same is provided to the customers.

Valves are mechanical devices that control the flow and pressure of liquids, gases, and slurries within a system. They are also known as regulators and are used in a wide variety of applications. Valves vary greatly in size, design, function, and operation. There are several methods that can be used to classify valves including the control mechanism and valve function.

Valve Function

Valves are a part of many daily- used machines and can perform a variety of functions. The three common valve functions include stopping and starting flow, throttling (control) flow, and acting as a non-return check for flow (check).

Stop/Start valves are used for systems that do not need the flow throttled. The valve opens to allow the flow and closes to stop flow.

Throttle or control valves control the speed and capacity of flow through the system.

Industrial valves are of various types such as Gate Valves, Globe Valves, Ball Valves, Butterfly Valves, Check Valves, Pressure Valves, and Diaphragm Valves etc. These valves perform various functions working on a different working principle.

Ball Valves, used for flow control and whenever tight shut-off is required, have accounted for over 19% of the revenue share in 2014. In the recent years, there is a huge demand for butterfly valves as they are used extensively in the automation, oil & gas industries.

Ball Valves

As the name suggests, ball valves are valves that use a ball to control the flow of substances from one opening to the next. These valves work by allowing the hole to be open, blocked, or open partially to regulate the flow of gas/liquid. Ball valves are the ideal choice for using with gases as they are able to offer better sealing. They are very versatile as they support pressures up to 700 bars and temperatures up to 200°C and sizes typically range from 0.5 cm to 30 cm. They are easy to operate and repair as they contain a simple structure.

They are designed with special measures that permit only a 90-degree rotation which is required for the opening and closing of ball valves. These valves are a notable industrial choice because of their reliable and air-tight sealing when in the closed position.

Advantages
  • They contain a compact and low-maintenance design that requires no lubrication
  • They are cost-effective among all of the valves
  • The biggest advantage of ball valves is that they have poor throttling characteristics that can cause the seat of a ball valve to easily erode.
  • They provide leak-proof service.
  • They open and close quickly.
  • Ball valves have multi-way design flexibility.
Disadvantages
  • Ball valves are not suitable for permanent throttling.
  • In residual fluids, the particles in the fluid collide with the surfaces and stick to them. This may cause leakage, abrasion, and other problems.
Applications
  • Ball Valves are used for flow and pressure control and shut off for corrosive fluids, slurries, normal liquid and gases.
  • They are used in the oil and natural gas industry, but also find a place in many manufacturing sectors, chemical storage, and even residential uses.