Every industrial company has a whole range of industrial valves. The industrial valves themselves are often categorized, as follows:
Fluid flow valves: Most commonly used valves, these are manufactured of stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant materials, and they either have left or right hand bearings (in the industrial classification, a left-hand bearing is called a reversible gate valve). The right-hand bearing is of course a synchronous gate valve.
Power flow valves: These valves have heavy symmetrical load capacities, and they also have a large range of styles, shapes, and construction.
General valve: These valves are made from stainless steel or other materials, and they have simple but very good damping characteristics, but they do not have a closed valve.
Induction valves: These valves are made from metals such as graphite and aluminum (e.g., aluminum-alloy discs and baseplates, pure graphite valves, and bent aluminum baseplates). The tube is built into a smaller clamp with asymmetrical relief to reduce the contact load on the wall.
Excluding oil and gas industries, industrial valve applications are mostly found in transportation, chemical processing, food, and pharmaceutical industries. And just like power flow valves, industrial valves come in different sizes and variations.
The next time you are making small orders of industrial valves, remember to check the condition of the valve head – it may be vulnerable to corrosion, cracks, and molding. There are also industrial valves that are in use, but still have a long future ahead of them. For instance, industrial valves have been replaced with compressed air valves in many sectors, such as grain storage, oil refineries, the pharmaceutical sector, and the food industry. Therefore, you should always check the current condition of the valve head for its resistance to corrosion and wear, and try to determine whether it has been hardened to the appropriate temperatures.
Why are industrial valves so important for industrial plants?
Of all industrial valves, industrial valves have a variety of functions and a wide range of applications. The most prominent of these are listed below:
Terminal valve. The terminal valve is a valve that controls fluid flows only within the valve chamber itself. Terminal valves are sometimes used to control flow of hydraulic fluid or compressed air, but most commonly it is used for different liquid operations.
Suspended valve: A suspended valve is an industrial valve that is suspended in the water or fluid that is to be controlled. If a liquid such as liquid nitrogen is flowing, you will put a large amount of pressure on the top of the valve.
Modified spiral valve: A modified spiral valve is made of thick polymer or solid metal (e.g., aluminum). A single piston piston of this type moves in a circular arc to open and close the valve.
Argon gas valve: An argon gas valve is a type of suspension valve that converts argon gas into liquid gas. The hydraulic oil enters the chamber at the lower end, and the gas flows from the top into the lower chamber. The gas pressure increases slightly during this flow process. When the valve closes, the valve clamp automatically moves away to avoid excess gas flow.
Air valve: An air valve is a small valve that allows air to flow in and out of an industrial plant, when the air flow is being controlled from an industrial control valve.
Treadle valve: The ultimate type of valve for industrial plants. A treadle valve has a large stationary load that allows an industrial plant to produce as much as the piston allows.
Flush valve: A flush valve is similar to a valve with a blow-off valve. This type of valve has a large seal that allows air to flow in and out of the valve, but the valve clamp limits the flow flow. In the process of opening and closing the valve, the valve clamp pushes a large quantity of air or gas back into the valve, and it can make the valve unbalanced and leak.