In a PVC ball valve, the ball has an aperture through which liquids can flow when the ball is in proper alignment with the valve. The ball has a hole, or port, through the middle of it so when the port is in line with both ends of the valve liquid will be able to flow through the body of the valve.
When the ball valve is closed, the hole is then perpendicular to the ends of the valve and no liquid is allowed to pass through. Handles on PVC ball valves are usually easily accessible and extremely easy to use. The handle provides control of the valve’s position.
PVC ball valves are used in industries such as plumbing, piping, waste water treatment and essentially every industry using pipes to transport gases, liquids and suspended solids. Ball valves can also vary in size from mini ball valves with small dimensions all the way up to valves with a foot-long diameter.
PVC ball valves are manufactured from a member of the vinyl resin family. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is a thermoplastic polymer material, meaning that it changes physical properties when it is heated or cooled. Thermoplastics, like PVC, are environmentally friendly because they can be melted and reshaped numerous times, which means they are not crowding landfills.
PVC offers outstanding resistance to water, chemicals and concentrated acids. Because of its reliability and durability, PVC is a popular material for a variety of industrial, commercial and residential purposes. PVC plastic is commonly used to make pipes, identification cards, raincoats and floor tiles.
Because of this, PVC ball valves offer consistent, reliable performance and a long product life, which makes them extremely cost effective. Adding to their benefits, PVC ball valves are also easy to clean and repair.