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A valve is a mechanical device that regulates the flow […]
A valve is a mechanical device that regulates the flow of liquid or gas in a process stream. Ball valves are quarter-turn, straight-through valves and have a round closure element with matching rounded seats that permit uniform sealing stress.
Ball valves are widely used in process industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metal & mining, energy & power, and others for tight shutoff situations. Ball valves can be opened and closed quickly with the low-pressure drop, providing reliable leak protection, which is useful in gas applications.
Ball valves control the two most crucial procedures in the food and beverage industry. The first is to control the flow of food products such as jams, purees, juices & batters, and the second one is to control the steam and water used for utility services.
The ball valves market has been segmented on the basis of material, valve type, size, industry, and regions. On the basis of material, the ball valves market has been segmented into stainless steel, cast iron, cryogenic, alloy based, and others. On the basis of valve types, the ball valves market has been segmented into trunnion mounted, floating and rising stem ball valves. Ball valves are used in various industries such as oil and gas, energy & power, water and wastewater, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metal & mining, food & beverage, and others.