Material: WCB, WCC, LCB, LCC, WC6, WC9, C5, C12, CF8, CF8M, CF3, CF3M, CF8C, CN7M,Etc.
Operation: Hand Wheel. Gear, Electricty, Etc.
Design and Manufactured: ANSI B16.34,API 6D,API600,Etc
Face to face dimension as ANSI B16.10,Etc
End flange dimension as:ANSI B16.5,Etc
Pressure-temperature rating as:ANSI B16.5,Etc
Pressure test as API 598,Etc
A ball valve is a form of quarter-turn valve which uses a hollow, perforated and pivoting ball (called a "floating ball") to control flow through it. It is open when the ball's hole is in line with the flow and closed when it is pivoted 90-degrees by the valve handle. The handle lies flat in alignment with the flow when open, and is perpendicular to it when closed, making for easy visual confirmation of the valve's status.
Ball valves are durable, performing well after many cycles, and reliable, closing securely even after long periods of disuse. These qualities make them an excellent choice for shutoff applications, where they are often preferred to gates and globe valves, but they lack their fine control in throttling applications.