Industrial Ball Valves are quarter-turn, straight through flow valves that have a round closure element with matching rounded seats that permit uniform sealing stress. Ball valves are used in situations where tight shut-off is required. The type of seat can vary with the valve pressure rating and materials of construction.
Ball Valves are available in a variety of body styles, including one-piece, two-piece, three-piece and flanged body construction. Each of these ball valves forms perfect specific advantages depending upon the requirements of the given application. Similarly they are designed using a wide variety of materials, as required by their application. Common Ball valve materials include brass, bronze, copper, cast iron, ductile iron, stainless and other steel types.