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The Versatile, Malleable And Corrosion Resistant Brass Ball Valve

Brass ball valves are not the most complex in their design of available valves. They essentially consist of two major pieces: A body  A ball – centered within the body Around it are rounded seats. These have the set purpose of creating a solid seal when the ball enters the “closed” position. Yet, simple design and all, these valves are very popular. Applications for a ball valve embrace many diverse industries. In many instances, the preference will be for a brass ball valve. Applications Ball valves provide effective flow control. They are put to use in various applications including those in: Fuel Industry Oil Industry Construction Plumbing Available in different sizes, style, and materials, it is always important to select the one most suitable for the application. A common material – although currently, it is less popular for various plumbing use, is brass. Why Choose a Brass Ball Valve? Brass, a copper alloy, has long been a favorite material for the construction of valves of various types. Many industries prefer brass ball valves for a variety of reasons – most the result of the specific qualities of this metal. Brass does offer certain advantages including: Durability Good conductivity Balancing ductility and high temperatures Anti-corrosive qualities Easier to solder and weld than many other metals, e.g., stainless steel Fairly inexpensive Extremely ductile Very machinable Brass ball valves are capable of moderating high pressures as well as elevated temperatures and large volumes. They do so effectively and with great efficiency. The Efficient and Effective Brass Ball Valve Brass ball valves come in many sizes, and materials. Metals such as stainless steel and bronze are common. Yet, a brass ball valve is still popular in certain industries. This anti-corrosive, high temperature tolerant, reliable and durable valve remains one of the more popular and cost-effective means a company can have to efficiently and effectively shut the flow...

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The Air Compressor Check Valve

If you have an air compressor complete with an unloader valve and a tank, you have a compressor check valve. This valve is a very important component of the compressor. In fact, some compressors possess more than one of these devices. Some may feature five such valves on a single compressor. The number of check valves will depend on such factors directly relating to the compressor as Type Size Make/model Purpose They all serve the same function – to allow air to flow from one side to the other while preventing any airflow in the opposite direction. In other words, once air passes through the check valve, it cannot flow back the way it came. The construction of the valve prevents it from doing so. What Type of Compressors Have Air or Gas Compressor Valves? Almost any type of air compressor has check valves. Standard examples include: Reciprocating piston compressors Rotary screw compressors Scroll compressors Portable compressors An air/gas compressor check valve may be inline (vertical or horizontal), disc, pivot or flanged. They usually consist of brass, plated steel or other corrosion resistant metals. These compressors operate in the automotive, aviation and refrigeration industries as well as in natural gas processing and various refining operations. Like other types of check or one-way valves, they are there to prevent flow back or back up of the fluid or gas in the line (or lines) passing through or joining the valves. The Air Compressor Check Valve A check valve acts to prevent the flow of fluids, air or gases from back flowing. In an air compressor, this valve stops the back flow of air into the pump. If you have an air compressor, you will have an air compressor check valve to ensure the system functions smoothly without backflow. Be sure the valves are operating, or it will interfere with the operation of the compressor, with the possible result of serious...

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