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valves

What is a valve?

The different types of valves used in the petrochemical industry suit any of the following applications:

1. Start/stop the flow of the fluid (hydrocarbons, oil & gas, steam, water, acids) through the pipeline (example: gate valve, ball valve, butterfly valve, knife gate valve, or plug valve)

2. Modulate the flow of the fluid through the pipeline (example: globe valve)

3. Control the flow of the fluid (control valve)

4. Change the direction of the flow (for example a 3-way ball valve)

5. Regulate the pressure of a process (pressure reducing valve)

6. Protect a piping system or a device (pump, motor, tank) from overpressures (safety or pressure relief) or back-pressures (check valve)

7. Filter debris flowing through a pipeline, to protect equipment that may be damaged by solid parts (y and basket strainers)

gate valve

gate valve

ball valve

ball valve

butterfly valve

butterfly valve

knife gate valve

knife gate valve

plug valve

plug valve

globe valve

globe valve

control valve

control valve

3 way ball valve

3way ball valve

pressure reducing valve

pressure reducing valve

check valve

check valve

y valve

y valve

basket strainers valve

basket strainers valve

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