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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.

  • Irvine, CA

    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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  • Oakville, ON

    We have been producing high quality ball valves since we first opened our doors! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that all of our products remain on the leading edge of innovations at all times because we realize that our customers rely on the most technically advanced products to keep their businesses moving smoothly! For more information visit our website today!

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  • Blythewood, SC

    Spirax Sarco has some of the highest quality ball valves on the market. When you do business with Spirax Sarco, you will understand that our team of experts are devoted to each and every one of our customers no matter what type of order. We work with our clients every step of the way to ensure that their needs are met. Call us today for more information!

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  • Bettendorf, IA

    If you are looking for quality ball valves look no further than JMF Co. We have been providing customers with premium-quality products for more than 50 years, and have grown to be a leader in the U.S. rough plumbing and HVAC wholesale supply industry. Some products include ball valves, plastic ball valves, sanitary valves, full port ball valves and standard port ball valves.

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  • Santa Fe Springs, CA

    We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of ball valves and stainless steel valves in the Western U.S. Since 1898, we have been in business stocking and servicing valves. In addition to valves, we also manufacture pipes and fittings. Our success in the business is due to our broad inventory range, quality parts, and superior customer service. Call us today for the highest quality valves available.

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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
Floating Ball Valve
Floating Ball Valve - Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Floating Ball Valve - Burkert Fluid Control Systems