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The compact PVC ball valve is constructed PVC Ball Valv […]
The compact PVC ball valve is constructed PVC Ball Valve using the in-place molding method defined in our Construction Method blog. Using this unique method to mold plastic around the ball and stem assembly provides multiple benefits. A full-bore ball is used, but since it must be added from one end, there is no seam in the valve. This makes the valve stronger and more compact without obstructing flow. The compact PVC ball valve provides threaded IPS (iron pipe size) and is suitable for sliding connections for pipes with wall thicknesses of 40 and 80.
As a rugged and durable valve, they are ideal for various water supply applications. When looking for an economical valve, the compact PVC ball valve is a good choice. The union design has a union on one or two connections, allowing online maintenance of the valve without disconnecting it from the pipeline. Since the handle has two square lugs, the handle can be used as an adjustable wrench, so no special maintenance tools are required. When the valve needs to be maintained, you can use the handle to adjust or remove the threaded retaining ring to adjust the seal or replace the O-ring.
When the system is under pressure, once the union is broken up, the blocked union will prevent the ball from being pushed out, while the economic union has nothing to prevent the ball from being pushed out. The structure of the CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) ball valve is the same as the compact valve, but there are two main differences: temperature rating and connection. The CPVC ball valve is made of chlorinated PVC, which enables it to withstand higher temperatures. These valves are designed for hot water applications up to 180°F.
The connection on the CPVC ball valve is CTS (copper pipe size), and its pipe size is much smaller than IPS. CTS is designed for cold and hot water systems, but it is mainly used for hot water pipelines. CPVC ball valves have a beige color, which helps to distinguish them from ordinary white compact ball valves. These valves have higher temperature ratings and are ideal for heating applications such as water heaters. PVC ball valves are an excellent choice for various piping applications, with different maintenance and high temperature options. Ball valves are also available in brass and stainless steel, so there is a ball valve for every application that needs to control water flow.