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Floating Ball Valve Manufacturers and Suppliers

A floating ball valve creates a mechanism that can shut-off a pipe by using a non-fixed ball to drift into place against the seat, providing a tight seal. Floating ball valves are not held in place by a trunnion like other ball valves but are instead allowed to drift within the enclosure, albeit very slightly.

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At Burkert Fluid Control Systems, they are continually committed to achieving success, not only for the company, but for the customers as well. Through consistent and continuous investment in research and development, as well as in staff training they are able to offer customers the very best in technology and services. For all floating ball valve needs, call today.
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EVSCO elliptic valves are primarily utilized in fluid and pneumatic handling system applications that are corrosive and aggressive. We offer in-stock standard valves, actuators, and components. Our products include 3 way solenoid valves, 4 way valves, 5 way valves, 2 way valves, stack valves, tube and hose fittings, mounting components and solutions to other various flow problems.
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Valterra Products, Inc. manufactures high quality ball valves that are equipped with a number of value-added features. We offer a wide selection of valves including 3 piece, flanged, high pressure, 4 way, cryogenic, grooved end, double union, V ball control and butterfly in addition to pneumatic and electric ball valve actuators. Other options include sanitary and industrial design and metal or cartridge seating. Call us today!
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BELIMO offers a wide variety of precision machined components to the valve industry. We can machine floating ball valves, ball valves, butterfly valves and check valves. Components include valve end connects, seats, flanges, stems, glands, retainers, closures, carriers, bonnets, bushings, brackets, handles and so much more. Visit our website to learn more about our floating ball valves.
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When it comes to ball valves, you can count on Hayward to manufacture ball valves and relief valves! Our valves can operate up to 10,000 PSI, and can be made from such materials as brass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel. Many standards and configurations available! For more information, call us today! We look forward to working with you!
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As forward-thinkers and a respectful community, Valtorc International brings precision machined components to the valve industry. We can machine ball valves, butterfly valves and check valves. Components include valve end connects, seats, flanges, stems, glands, retainers, closures, carriers, bonnets, bushings, brackets, handles and so much more.
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Assured Automation is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. Visit our website to browse our extensive line of products offered. There is sure to be floating ball valves to fit every requirement! Our talented staff will work with you to design the perfect customized solution to any problem. Call one of our friendly team members today to find out more!
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Floating Ball Valve

Standard ball valves use a ball that rotates on a shaft controlled by a motor or manual actuator. A hole bored through the ball allows a gas, liquid or slurry to pass through uninhibited until the ball is rotated, blocking the flow. Floating ball valves can be operated by a lever or wheel in addition to automatic actuating. When the pressure reaches a certain level, the ball drifts downstream and tightly pushes against the seat. The seat must be made of strong materials because it bears the force of the pressure when the ball comes into contact with it. Floating ball valves are constructed from stainless steel, brass or other metals. The ball inside may have a ceramic center and is usually coated in chrome. Floating ball valves are used to provide shut-off abilities in low or moderate pressure applications. They are used in many different industries that use pipes for transporting fluids especially in the chemical, pharmaceutical and water management industries.

Floating ball valves are identical to conventional ball valves in design and function with one major exception. Like their counterparts, floating ball valves have a ball with a hole bored straight through the center. The current flows through this passageway until the ball rotates, making a quarter turn and blocking the pipe because the hole is perpendicular to the direction of the flow. The ball is rotated through use of a stem or shaft that connects the ball to the actuator. This can be a lever, hand wheel or electric motor. Floating ball valves are different in that the ball floats very slightly downstream to come into contact with the downstream seat, which is where the primary sealing occurs. When the pressure of the gas, liquid or liquid-solid mixture is low, the ball makes slight contact with the sealing ring. The liquid flows through the hole in the ball mostly uninhibited. As the pressure grows, the force of the flow pushes the ball into the seat and the contact area increases. Once the actuator is engaged, the ball quickly rotates to hide the hole, thus blocking off the rest of the pipe. Despite the name of the valve, the distance the ball moves is very small and is only able to move along the axis of the pipe.



Floating Ball Valve
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