Ball Valves

Type: Floating, Trunnion, Extended Neck, Lockable etc
Operation: Short Handle, Lever, Butterfly, Gear and Actuated


Body Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel, Cast Steel, Aluminium Bronze, Bronze, Brass


Flanged: PN6/10/16/25, Class 150, JIS 5/10K
Threaded: BSPP, BSPT, NPT
Others: Wafer, Socket Weld, Butt Weld, Compression


We can provide valves approved to WRAS, Firesafe Certification, BSI Gas Approval, ATEX Approved, Lloyds, DNV, BV, ABS etc.

Our Range

A complete range of ball flow valves including WRAS Approved, BSI Gas approved, Firesafe Certified and ATEX rated options are available for all flow control applications. Our range includes Floating, Trunnion, Extended Neck, Lockable types, in a Butterfly, Lever, Gear or Actuated configuration.

Materials – Stainless / carbon steel, bronze, aluminium bronze, cast/ductile iron and nickel-plated brass

Connections – NPT, BSP, PN6/16/40, Compression Ends, Butt Weld, Press Fit, Socket Weld, Wafer, and many more

What is a ball valve?

A ball valve is a type of valve used to control the flow of fluids or gases in a pipeline. It gets its name from the ball-shaped disc inside the valve that acts as the controlling element. The ball has a hole (bore) through its center, which allows or restricts the flow of the fluid when the valve is operated.

The design of a ball valve consists of a hollowed-out ball with a hole, known as the bore, in the center. The ball is connected to a stem that is operated by a lever, handle, or actuator. When the valve is in the closed position, the bore is perpendicular to the flow, blocking the fluid or gas from passing through. Conversely, when the valve is fully open, the bore aligns with the pipeline, allowing the fluid or gas to flow freely.

Ball valves are known for their quick operation, as they require only a quarter-turn of the handle or actuator to open or close fully. This feature provides fast and efficient flow control. The position of the handle or actuator indicates the status of the valve, allowing for easy visual confirmation of whether it is open or closed.

Why Choose Ball Valves?

The advantages of ball valves include their versatility, durability, and reliability. They offer excellent shut-off capabilities, minimizing leakage when fully closed. Ball valves can handle a wide range of pressures and temperatures, making them suitable for various industries and applications. They are commonly used in pipelines for water, oil, gas, chemicals, and other fluids.

Additionally, ball valves have a low friction coefficient, resulting in minimal pressure drop across the valve when fully open. This feature ensures efficient flow and reduces energy consumption. Some ball valves also have a “floating ball” design that allows the ball to move slightly within the valve body, ensuring tight sealing even in low-pressure applications.

Overall, ball valves are widely used due to their versatility, quick operation, and reliability. They are particularly favored in applications that require precise flow control, minimal leakage, and ease of operation.



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