anixusa offers comprehensive professional services for pipe fittings, supporting our customers from start to finish. We have a list of reliable suppliers who can supply the high quality products you need, from simple valves to much more complex installations.
One type of valve we can provide is a floating or trunnion-mounted ball valve, and we have single, split-body, and three-part body valves, all of which work the same, but differ in the way the valve is made and assembled. A type of valve widely used in the oil and gas industry, it plays an important role in controlling the flow and pressure of oil, gas, and other fluids in any pipeline.
How does a ball valve work?
As the name suggests, a ball valve uses a ball to control the flow of the contents of a pipeline. A gap passes through the center of the ball. Ball valves can open and close quickly. When the valve opens, the orifice aligns with the opening in the pipe, allowing oil, gas, or other liquid to flow. It can then be rotated so that the orifice is perpendicular to the pipe opening, preventing the passage of the contents.
Ball valves generally only need to be rotated 90 degrees, and this is standard, allowing them to be opened and closed quickly and easily. In some situations, a full 360-degree rotation may be desirable.
Ball valves are often used in pipelines because they are reliable, seal tight when closed, and are quick and easy to operate. They are fairly compact and generally require little maintenance. However, with anixusa comprehensive pipeline service, valves can be checked for maintenance needs and valve problems by expert engineers.
There are two types of ball valves offered by anixusa
Trunnion-mounted ball valves.
This type of valve may be the best choice for projects where high pressure is involved. This type of valve has an additional clamping system on the top and bottom to relieve additional pressure and reduce friction to maintain safe operation and life of the ball valve.
Floating Ball Valve
Floating ball valves, as the name implies, do not have an additional fastening mechanism like a trunnion-mounted ball valve, but “float” by being connected only to the valve stem. The ball moves slightly downward with the flow of pipe contents, forming a seal when it reaches the orifice, stopping fluid flow.
For more information on the performance of ball valves and other anixusa valves, please visit our dedicated page or contact us through our inquiry page.