What is the seat of a ball valve?

What is the seat of a ball valve?

Seats – Round donut-shaped discs that form a seal between the body and ball. Stem – A shaft that connects the internal ball to the outside of the valve to facilitate rotation of the ball.

What are the different types of ball valves?

Types. There are five general body styles of ball valves: single body, three-piece body, split body, top entry, and welded. The difference is based on how the pieces of the valve—especially the casing that contains the ball itself—are manufactured and assembled. The valve operation is the same in each case.

What is seat insert in ball valve?

The seat inserts are element mounted inside a metal seat ring and perform the same sealing functions as seat ring. There are mainly two types of seat insert materials, elastomeric and thermoplastic. Elastomeric seat insert is softer to achieve zero leakage of ball valve.

What is soft seated ball valve?

Soft Seated Ball Valves Soft seats are generally made of thermoplastic materials like PTFE. They’re great for applications where chemical compatibility is important, and where the tightest seal is key. However, soft seats are not recommended for process fluids that are dirty, or abrasive.

Where are valve seats located?

The valve seat in an internal combustion gasoline or diesel engine is the surface against which an intake or an exhaust valve rests during the portion of the engine operating cycle when that valve is closed.

What is PTFE valve?

PTFE Solenoid Valves are a special class of solenoid valves, which primarily focus on high purity media (DI water, purified water or high purity chemistry) or highly corrosive media (high and low pH chemistries typically strong acids or chemical blends).

What is a soft seat?

Soft seating refers to upholstered furniture or cushioned seating. That’s why soft seating, including couches, ottomans, and lounge furniture, are included in our vast inventory of fine, functional, and versatile office furniture.

How do I know if my valve seat is hardened?

A lot of times it is very difficult to see them once a head has been run. What you are seeing is probably just a machinig mark from when the valve seats were cut at the factory. I would look at the date code on the heads. If they are 1973 or newer, they should have hardened seats.

Depending on the seat materials of the valve, two types of ball valves are found; Soft Seated and Metal Seated Ball Valves. Soft seated ball valves use a thermoplastic material such as PTFE, NBR, etc. Metal seated ball valves use metal as seat material such as 316 SS, Monel, etc.

How to choose the best ball valve seat?

Triad offers a wide choice of soft seats and metal seated ball valves for a variety of industrial applications. Below is a general guide. When selecting seats, always consult the pressure / temperature charts and corrosion resistant guide or contact the factory for engineering help.

How does the ball work in a ball valve?

Ball valve design in which the ball is not rigidly held on its rotational axis & is free to float between the seat rings. In the closed position, the ball is pushed against the seat by the pressure of the fluid from upstream and hence can pressure seal the downstream of the valve. Ball seats on the downstream seat only.

What does a unidirectional ball valve seat do?

A unidirectional seat is a valve seat designed to seal the pressure source in one direction only. Trunnion mounted ball valves with two unidirectional (self-relieving) seats are designed for blocking the fluid in both directions. Each seat is sealing in one direction, from the valve ends to the valve body cavity.