How does a Ball Valve function & what are
its disadvantages?

Choosing the right valve is important for your business. It can make a huge impact on efficiency and profitability. A ball valve generally functions as a quarter-turn valve that works in controlling flow through a hollow, perforated and revolving sphere. Ball valve shares the same family as plug valves and butterfly valves.

Typically, the way a ball valve work makes it easier to understand if the valve is open or shut. The handle that operators use to regulate where the sphere is aligned with the flow. This is when the valve is open and it is perpendicular when the valve is closed.

Anyhow, ball valves are not ideal for controlling applications, as they do not allow for very fine control of flow. Hence, if you are looking to slow the flow of fluid, a ball valve won’t be a good choice.

Ball valves are also not multipurpose. Thicker liquids also make it difficult for the valve to open and close. Hence, it causes its lifespan to reduce rapidly due to its wear and tear. Besides that, using a ball valve in a high-velocity flow situation can also cause problems, as the ball valve function is not premeditated to resist this level of pressure and can cause a lot of erosion, fast.

How do I choose the right ball valve?

If the function of ball valve is not as per the needs of your business requirements, then it’s time to be hands-on and invest in a valve that works. We at EC Pneumatic & Hardware are happy to work with customers in providing the right ball valves that are long-lasting and efficient.

Do you require pneumatic products for your production line or factory?

EC Pneumatic & Hardware has over 16+ years’ experience in the industry, enabling us to source the right mechanisms for your pneumatic components in Malaysia based on respective requirements. As a primer pneumatic component supplier in Malaysia, our products are of first-class quality & performance, which makes it easy to fit in your desired workflow. We also carry a collection of leading brands and manufacturers in the industry such as SWISH, CKD, Parker, SMC, ASCO, JISAN and heaps more. Check out our offerings of pneumatic products.

If you’re interested in working with EC Pneumatic & Hardware, contact us today.

To place an order or request for a quote, do contact us & our team of experts will get back to you with their professional advice. 

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Selecting the right pneumatic component or material to suit any pneumatic application is important to ensure a long service life. Read the articles below to know more about it’s specification & features.

Solenoid Valve

An electromechanical controlled valve

Pilot Valve

The driving force on process valves 

Auxiliary Valve

An essential supporting tool for air preparation

Mechanical Valve

A wide variety of valves are available for all types of air systems

Fluid Control Valve

Transfer of fluid and/or solids in a pipe around a system

Ball Valve

Durable, reliable & performs well after many cycles

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