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Ball valves are commonly made from brass, a metal alloyed from copper and zinc. Brass ball valves are manufactured by casting; the ball is chrome plated to increase its durability. The diameter of the valve varies from mini valves that are less than an inch up to a number of feet. Read More…

Brass Ball Valves Brass ball valves are mechanisms that can completely close off a pipeline through use of a spherical element. The ball has a hole through the center that allows fluids to flow through it when the valve is open. When the control lever or handle is rotated a quarter turn manually or by an automatic actuator, the ball inside turns so that the open ends of the hole, or port, are not in line with the pipe but face the walls of the valve, blocking off the flow.
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Irvine, CA  |  800-325-1405

The ball valves that we are able to provide will withstand the tests of time in order to provide a long lasting value! We have locations in thirty five countries worldwide and we are dedicated to being wherever you need us to be! We have the knowledge and the capability to work with you closely in order to come up with the perfect product to suit your needs!

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Burkert Fluid Control Systems    $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  800-543-9038

Belimo offers a complete range of ball valve assemblies with non-spring return, spring return or electronic fail-safe actuators offering high close-off capabilities. The industrial ball valve series is a great solution for low and medium pressure steam applications to 35 psi inlet pressure and applications that operate with a media temperature to 380º F.

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BELIMO $$$

Houston, TX  |  281-449-0291

Our teams will diligently manufacture your 3 way ball valves. We keep your production goals in mind which means you will receive your products in a short amount of time. You can depend on us to supply you with affordable solutions. There is no match for our 3 way ball valves. Our engineers are eager to work with your business. Give us a call today to learn more!

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MOGAS Industries, Inc.. $$$

Roselle, NJ  |  800-899-0553

For over 30 years, Assured Automation has been providing our customers with a complete selection of automated valves, manual valves and accessories. Find a variety of products such as 2-way ball valves, 3-way ball valves, and more. Our goal is to be the best actuated valve supplier in the world, by providing the highest quality product, product warranty, and exceptional customer service.

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Assured Automation $$$

Pittsburgh, PA  |  412-521-4200

Kerotest Manufacturing Corp. is a leading supplier of valves and related equipment to the worldwide energy markets, including natural gas distribution, oil & gas drilling, nuclear fuel, and the municipal water market.

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Kerotest Manufacturing Corp. $$$

Mobile, AL  |  800-328-5803

DK-Lok USA is known for their success in manufacturer a wide range of valves and fittings. We offer uncompromising solutions that are engineered to handle a an assortment of applications. These proven diaphragm valves are designed with only the highest quality resources. Contact us today for more information! Our representatives are available to answer any questions!

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DK-LOK USA $$$

Irving, TX  |  (972)443-6500

Flowserve is trusted to provide solutions for the most difficult fluid management applications. We have actuated valves, ball valves, high pressure valves, steam valves and stainless steel valves. We are ISO 9001 registered with manufacturing plants in the US, Canada and other parts of the world. To view our full portfolio, visit our website today!

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Flowserve Corporation $$$
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Brass ball valves are used for shut-off applications because they provide a perfect seal even if they have not been used for long periods of time. They are generally not used in throttling applications because spherical discs do not allow for fine control. Because the actuator has to move only a short distance to open or close the valve, small adjustments and minor movements are difficult to control. Brass ball valves are used by industries that transport water or other liquids as well as gases and some solid-liquid mixtures.

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Ball valve manufacturers produce several variations of brass ball valves in terms, ports and size. Two-way ball valves are the most basic and have one straight hole bored through the ball, providing one inlet and one outlet. L type ball valves have two holes that meet in the middle, providing one inlet and two outlets.

The ball can be rotated a quarter turn in order to direct flow one way and, when rotated 180°, directs it the other way. Another quarter turn closes the valve completely. T type brass ball valves have three holes drilled at 90° angles that meet in the center, forming a T. The single inlet can direct the flow into two outlets simultaneously or individually shutting off one or all of the passageways it connects.

Other options include a full port ball valve where the ball itself is larger than the passage size. Because the ball is the same diameter of the pipe, there is no flow restriction. A standard port ball valve has a hole that is smaller than the passageway because the ball is not over sized. Reduced port ball valves have even smaller balls with smaller holes to significantly restrict the flow.

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