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.
Ball valves provide effective flow control. They are put to use in various applications including those in:
- Fuel Industry
- Oil Industry
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:
- 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 off.