Brass Ball Valves are some of the most popular types that you will find in Plumbing, Water Well and HVAC applications. They are fairly easy to work with and install and suit many applications where corrosion resistance is not a big issue.
The best brass ball valve for you will depend on several things such as the media or fluid application, housing assembly, ball design and operation type. These factors all impact the operation of a ball valve, so it is important to have an understanding of how these components impact its function.
Depending on the application, some brass ball valves are capable of being actuated electronically, through a spring, or manually. Often a 2-point control (also known as an Open-Close or On-Off circuit) is used, which opens the valve when a control wire is energized and closes it when the control wire is de-energized.
In some applications, a double viton(r) O-ring stem seal may be installed to prevent fluid leakage. This is a maintenance-free alternative that provides maximum security and compatibility with most fluids on which brass valves are used.
Other options include the trunnion ball design which reduces the load on the seats by providing support for the upstream and downstream valve seat. These designs are especially useful when working with high pressures or temperatures.
For more information about choosing the right ball valve for your application, read our guide on selecting a ball valve. If you have any further questions, contact us today!