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The main component of brass ball valves is brass and this is the reason the name is given to them. Brass is a copper and zinc alloy and has a bright golden red color because of which it is used to make decorative items. It is also very useful in application where low friction is required like gears, locks, doorknobs, bearings, valves and ammunition.

Among the various standards for brass ball valves are the standard number GB/T15185-1994, standard number JB/T8861-2004 and standard number NF/E29-354-2003.

The working of a brass ball valve is similar to a regular ball valve. It is a kind of quarter turn valve with a ball in the fluid flow passageway.

There is a hole in the valve which helps in opening and closing of the valve. When the ball is positioned in such a way that the hole of the valve is aligned with the passageway, the fluid simply flows through the hole which means that the valve is open. On the other hand when the hole is positioned in such a way that it is perpendicular to the passageway then the fluid stops flowing and this means that the valve is closed. These valves are excellent when it comes to functions like throttling control, shutoff, and fluid control.

Advantages of brass ball valves

  • Fluid resistance of this type of valve is very low in fact the full bore valve has practically no resistance at all
  • The brass ball valve has less weight and a simple structure which makes it very easy to operate and repair.
  • The seal and ball of the valve are close to each other which makes the valve very reliable and it does not erode easily with the working medium
  • It is very useful where regular application and rapid opening and closing is required
  • The mounting direction does not limit the flow direction of medium and it is very casual.

These are the reasons why brass ball valves are widely used in residential and light commercial applications. Typically the services attained from the brass ball valves include: multi purpose shut off valve which is widely used in domestic hot and cold water systems. It is also used in natural or bottled gas and compressed air systems on an industrial scale.

There are many companies that specialize in the manufacture and supply of brass ball valves and other types of valves. Of course the essential function of these valves of any kind is to control and regulate the flow of fluids. However, different types of valves are used in different situations with different fluids and also different applications.

Usually the contact information of the companies manufacturing and supplying these valves is mentioned on their websites. You can call them up and discuss your requirements with them. Their friendly staff usually is happy to provide you with the information that you require about the different types of valves and their usage. You can also conduct some research on the internet for gleaning this information. There are many articles and blogs that provide information about different types of valves and their best usage.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Alert-Icon-.pngValtorc International has been notified about several websites and one specific Chinese oriented company that is illegally reproducing Valtorc International actuators.  The company, which is located in China and listed on multiple Asian market websites such as AliExpress and Baidu has violated Valtorc copyrights, trademarks and any patents associated with Valtorc International products.

The products in question are actuators which have the Valtorc International trademark, marked as "Valtorc Actuators USA".  The part numbers start with a "UM-XX-XX" which has been traced to various locations, email addresses, online aliases and Chinese IP numbers. 

We advise our current and future customers to be on the look out for fake, counterfeit, stolen and replica Valtorc International products.  We believe we are the target of this attack due to our American presence and our trusted 40 year brand name with high quality products.

It is very important to note that these actuators are NOT made to the same standards of our Valtorc International products.  This is the same low quality reproduction seen in fake watches, computer hardware and brand name clothing also seen in recent news.

We urge anybody who spots the below products to contact our company president, AJ Bental (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or at 770-423-7100.

All Valtorc Products have a serial number prefix seen below:

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Below, are examples of the fake product tags:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Made_In_USA.pngValves have become an important part of our lives. Ranging from high-rise buildings to shops, from space probes to nuclear plants, from airplanes to your car; you will find valves performing their basic functions almost everywhere. The entire plumbing systems are dependent on valves, and so, it is critical to select the right valves to save costs and most important of all, to save lives.

When it comes to choosing valves, American companies are highly preferred. In fact, the American valve manufacturing companies supply over 35% of global valve demand. Dedication to provide quality products and high regards for safety are the main reasons for this phenomenal success.

A few more reasons for their popularity;

Safest Products: American companies design and monitor plumbing valves to curtail the impact of chemicals on the safety and health of humans and the environment. This makes them the safest and reliable source for plumbing products, especially valves.

Highly Dependable: The complete range of plumbing valves is certified with the state approved authorities such as California Proposition 65 and ANSI/NSF Standard 61. Thus, companies carrying these accreditation's are considered most reliable and dependable.

Superior Product: Designs by American valve companies guarantee superior operation and stability in body design. Their products are highly resistant to corrosion, highly durable and offer a true value for the money. Subsequently, they get a higher edge over their global competitors.

These valves surpass the ISO 9000 quality test to ensure quality without compromise. They create products, which fulfill all requirements and daily needs of the plumbing sector, be it for high-rise buildings or anywhere else where plumbing is required. Often the flexible connectors for use in plumbing come with a lifetime warranty.

These American manufactured valves quickly reduce the water flow to avoid scalding, when hot water reaches unsafe temperatures. Upon cooling of the water in the pipeline (usually 30 seconds), the water flow automatically re-starts. Such is the consistency of American manufactured valve products.

Superior Customer Support in the Industry:

Social Responsibility: Besides the basic products, the American companies and the entire Industry employ 30,000 directly in supporting jobs and the number is increasing, rapidly. In April, 2015 alone, around 223,000 more jobs were added. Hence, American valve companies also have a moral backing besides providing quality products to customers worldwide.

No Doubt, American valves is the most preferred and trusted source of plumbing products to rely on.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3way-butterfly-valve-blue-actuator-valve9.pngThe assemblage of a butterfly valve is embodied a metal plate with a rod that goes through the circle. The bar is joined with an actuator or a manual lever which controls the circle turning it parallel or perpendicular to the stream. Contingent on the application, the circle might be made of steel, plastic, stainless steel or carbon steel. There are diverse choices of actuators for this valve: pneumatic, electric and electro-water driven, manual and a rigging sort.

There are different butterfly valves being used in every industry possible. The butterfly valve, otherwise known as quarter-turn valve, is a standout amongst the most famous and conservative valves. You may not understand it, however you experience butterfly valves once a day. These valves, made of cast iron, carbon steel, plastic or stainless steel, are frequently used in several applications where grouped sorts of liquids, gas, air, steam are continuously controlled by closed off or throttling. This valve is magnificent for close off applications and the circle can totally hinder the path for liquids.

Design of a 3-way butterfly valve

A 3-way butterfly valve comprises of a moderately level round plate with a pole through its measurement. The round plate makes an immaculate seal in the channel in which it is introduced by being flush with the funnel. The rod in the width of the round plate uses up the channel as a turning system that turns the rod and so pivots the roundabout valve plate. The pole, like the roundabout plate, must be flush with the dividers of the hold in which it is set, in order to wipe out the danger of holes. It is for the most part not able to be seen inside the valve, in light of the fact that it is typically catapulted between two different plates that make up the roundabout plate.
Ball Valve Element

A circular part in a three-way valve that has an opening straight through it is a ball valve element is a. The ball valve component turns on its hub on a ring valve situate within a three-way valve, either uncovering the opening or dismissing it from the valve opening (where the funnel, tubing or hose meets the valve). A handle is mounted on the outer surface top of the valve for opening, shutting and controlling the bearing water moves through the three entries in the valve. A full bore three-way valve lets loose component with the opening measured to the definite size of the funnel inside. The essentialness of full bore 3-way butterfly valve is persistent, even weight moving through the channel. Also, the seal is less inclined to holes.

Characteristically 3-way valves alone can't be fire-safe in light of the fact that their multiport outline does not permit them to stop. 3-way valves are accessible with flame safe gaskets and organ pressing. A flame tried framework might be attained by applying the 3-route on two ports. A L port or a T port 3-way could be connected.

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Posted by on in Valve 101

b2ap3_thumbnail_actuated-brass-ball-valves.pngThere are diverse range of valve present in American business, figure out how to actuated ball valve and butterfly valve and a lot of people more valves.

Ball Valve:
Ball valves give a temperate and dependable strategy for controlling on and off stream in a funnel line. Pivoting the ball 90° opens or shuts the stream section. The ball valve might be worked with an electric actuator, air actuator or hand lever. Favorable circumstances of ball valves over other sort valves may include: higher streams with less weight drop, higher weights, higher temperatures, straight through stream way and more extensive media similarity.

3-Way Ball Valve:
Three port ball valves are accessible in either L or T molded stream pathway within the ball. A one quarter rotation of the ball changes the valve position. Multiport 3 way valve takes into consideration blending and bypassing or use it as a diverter valve.

Flanged Ball Valve:
Flanged ball valves are introduced in a funnel line with standard ANSI/ASME sort rib mounting and used to turn stream on and off. The rib ball valve takes out channel strings and considers simple expulsion from the funnel line for upkeep.

Butterfly Valves:
A butterfly valve normally mounts between two funnel spines and uses a quarter turn plate for turning stream on and off. The lug butterfly valve has mounting strings incorporated with the body for appending to the spines. The wafer butterfly valve mounts to a set of funnel spines with through jolts.

Actuated Butterfly Valves:
Ductile Iron and PVC Butterfly Valves are accessible with an electric Actuator or an Air Actuator. The valve actuator is immediate mounted to the butterfly valve, wiping out the requirement for sections, offering a huge expense funds. The incited butterfly valve is accessible with a valve positioner, position limit switches and different embellishments.

Two diverse kind of Valve Actuator introduce in the business sector.

Electric Actuator:
Valtorc electric actuators utilize an engine and apparatus box to pivot a yield drive. This yield drive is utilized to open and close ball valves, butterfly valves and different gadgets. Valves might be guide mounted to actuators by means of the standard Iso5211 interface, dispensing with the expense of mounting sections. DPS Valve Positioner and BSR battery spring return choices are accessible.

Pneumatic Actuator:
Rack and pinion quarter turn air actuators give a basic and dependable system for mechanizing ball valves and butterfly valves. Actuators are accessible in spring return or twofold acting. Spring return actuators utilization pneumatic force to open and springs to close the valve (safeguard). Two-fold acting air actuator utilization is air to open and air to close.

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Posted by on in Distributors

b2ap3_thumbnail_valves_product_11.pngThe requirement for American valve items keeps on growing, and wholesalers who can supply the full bundle of valve results are sought after. Turn into a Valve wholesaler and you can harvest the profits of this prosperous industry!
Exploit the numerous profits Valtorc can offer you:

  • Conduct business with what is rapidly turning into a standout amongst the most conspicuous valve marks in the American market.
  • Preparing projects and item writing for shipper staff are accessible and might be suited to your needs and necessities.
  • A variety of valves are presently accessible, with new items presented a few times each year.

Interest of Valtorc, America at national and state exchange shows, pushing the extent brings about referrals sent to our dealer wholesalers. Valtorc, America site holds forward item data and industry news.

At Valtorc, we wish to fabricate a solid wholesaler organize all through America. Our objective is not to overpopulate a territory with various merchants, however to aid and fabricate with a wholesaler that wishes to develop and backing Valtorc. We realize that we can't be everything to everybody, except we request that you consider calling us first for aid to you, our merchant. In the event that you are a wholesaler in our business and are tired battling the same supplier who has set up different wholesalers in your general vicinity, then make a move and switch!

At Valtorc, we are here to guide you, the wholesaler, about purchasing our complete line of clean stainless steel stream parts for the bread kitchen, drink, corrective, dairy, sustenance and unified businesses. We have item indexes prepared to ship to you so your deals staff can put their cards on the list for the end client. On the off chance that you require prompt support with you and your end client, we can three-route call to answer any inquiries you have.

Make and distribute a full range of 304 series stainless steel and 316 series stainless steel sanitary fittings, tubing, valves and pumps utilized as a part of the sustenance, dairy, drink, nonessential, pharmaceutical and modern markets. Valtorc offers clasp, weld, slant seat, I-Line, European and different fittings in a mixed bag of sizes running from ½" to 12", including a vast range of Biopharm fittings from sizes ½" to 6".

Valve line incorporates, ball valve, butterfly valve, check, seat, long stroke, blend evidence, PMO, diaphragm and examining. All valves might be supplied with a mixed bag of activation and control bundles.

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Sanitary ball valves emphasize a full bore design that empowers full liquid stream with insignificant pressure drop, making them perfect for taking care of thick fluids or fluids holding particles in the sustenance, refreshment, compound and pharmaceutical commercial ventures. The cutting edge ball valves are live stacked with adjusting toward oneself pressing and a plan that is particularly made for high cycle applications. Valtorc International tri-camp sanitary valves are an elite answer for your mechanical Sanitary Valve needs.

Valtorc ARRA Compliant Sanitary Valves are accessible in sizes extending from 1/2" to 12" in materials, for example, Stainless Steel. Valtorc Sanitary Valves are likewise accessible in sanitary butterfly valve structure, 2 Way or 3 Way setups and are accessible in L Port and T Port stream designs. Accessible end associations incorporate Threaded, Socket Weld, Butt Weld and Flanged. Clean ball valves are perfect for sustenance administrations, water, blending, and well being, pharmaceutical and comparable commercial ventures.

Optional cavity filler is accessible on most sanitary valve items. Our sanitary valves are ARRA consistent and constantly delivered out of our USA processing plant area. On the off chance that there is a valve you have address on, or in the event that you don't see a valve that meets your particulars, please contact our deals staff for quick support.

SANITARY BALL VALVE: Valtorc standard clean ball valve accessible 1/2" - 4" produced using high quality 316 Series stainless steel. 1000psi working weight, Tri-Camp closes, with discretionary PTFE pit fillers. It is tried and tested for nourishment and general concoction administration applications.

SANITARY PLUG VALVE: Clean connect valves are accessible to 316 series stainless steel in sizes 1" - 3". Valtorc sanitary attachment valves come in 2-way or 3-path designs with discretionary butt-weld or tri-cinch association closes.

SANITARY 3-WAY/4-WAY BALL VALVE: The arrangement 525-SN sanitary multi-port (3-way or 4-way) ball valve is produced using 316 series stainless steel accessible in sizes 1/2" - 4". The 525-SN is accessible in L/T/X or I port designs with tri-clip, tube weld and amplified tube weld association closes. 100% air tried submerged at 80-100psi.

SANITARY CHECK VALVE: Sanitary weigh valves are offered in sizes 1/2" - 6" with a 316 stainless steel body. Suitable for CIP, working weight up to 150pis and a temperature run between 30f - 225f. Clean tri-clip closes (discretionary butt weld) and standard FDA affirmed Viton seals (EPDM accessible upon solicitation).

CAVITY FILLED VALVE/CAVITY FILLER: Valtorc's depression filled ball valves are accessible in 2-piece flanged, 3 piece flanged and 3/4 way flanged setups. 92% PTFE filler, low torque plan, simple substitution and discretionary valve stem coat.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SANITARY BUTTERFLY VALVE: The superior clean butterfly valve is offered in sizes up to 12" in manual or impelled bundles. Perfect for sustenance benefits and fulfils USDA and FDA guidelines. FDA affirmed Viton or EPDM choices accessible upon solicitation.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_3-way-stainless-steel-ball-valve-side-open-t.pngValtorc 316 stainless steel valves is a using pressurized water worked, diaphragm actuated valve in a lessened port globe arrangement produced altogether of 316 Stainless Steel. Both valves are supplied with uniquely outlined 316 Stainless Steel removable slip-on flanges to give 150 or 300 ANSI class flange connections that meet ANSI and ISO models. This is a perfect valve for control valve applications where liquid similarity is regularly an issue. The standard Electro-Polish complete on the 316 Stainless Steel parts offers great erosion imperiousness to numerous mechanical liquids, for example, seawater, high alkyl or high corrosive fixations or other forceful or destructive liquids.

304 Series stainless steel control valve holds 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 Series stainless steel control valve holds 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help oppose erosion to chlorides (like ocean water and de-icing salts).

316 Series stainless steel control valve is a high stream, bubble tight plan that mounts straightforwardly to any actuator. This expands actuator reaction time and lessens cost and space necessities. Lower introduced expenses are acknowledged as the requirement for tubing, fittings, sections and gathering work are lessened.

Type and uses of 304 Series stainless steel Valve

Valtorc Type 304 Series stainless steel Valve, with its chromium-nickel substance and low carbon, is the most flexible and broadly utilized of the austenitic stainless steels. Its compounds are all adjustments of the 18% chromium, 8% nickel composite. Sort 304 turns out to be impervious to oxidation, consumption, and toughness. All give simplicity of creation and cleaning, avoidance of item tainting offer an assortment of completions and appearances. Sort 304 stainless steels are utilized within consumption safe electrical walled in areas, auto trim and trim, wheel blankets, kitchen gear, hose cinches, ventilation systems, stainless fittings, stockpiling tanks, weight vessels and funneling.

Type and uses of 316 Series stainless steel Valve

Valtorc Type 316 Series stainless steel valve is an authenticate chromium-nickel stainless and high temperature opposing steel with better consumption safety as looked at than other chromium-nickel steels when presented to numerous sorts of concoction erosion bringing on components, for example, ocean water, saline solution results, and so forth. Since Type 316 stainless steel amalgam holds molybdenum bearing it has a more prominent imperviousness to concoction assault than 304. Sort 316 is strong, simple to-create, clean, weld and completion. It is extensively more impervious to results of sulphuric corrosive, chlorides, bromides, iodides and unsaturated fats at high temperature. Stainless steels holding molybdenum are needed in the assembling of specific pharmaceuticals so as to stay away from unnecessary metallic sullying. How the money adds up is that Type 316 stainless steel costs somewhat more forthright however you could spare a ton on the back end – particularly if your nook is going to be utilized outside. Something worth remembering when you're planning your next enclosure.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_fm-approved-logo-125.pngThe intention for a fire-safe valve is to maintain a strategic distance from or defeat ignitable fluid (liquid or gas or gasses encircled from liquid stage) to pass, at any rate for a given time and in any occasion in the midst of that period not in segregating aggregates, a close valve in the midst of overheating of the pipeline, brought on by fire or similar events. When you should utilize a blaze safe valve is given by a sensible danger examination. When you are obliged to utilize one is subject to any tenets, regulations and laws concerning the uncommon methodology, plant, pipeline, vessel or contraption you have. Check if fire safe tried sort or just fire safe configuration without test of real sort is needed.

Fire tested certified ball valves: Valtorc's fire safe affirmed ball valve by ASME/API standard 607 fifth versions, passed in June 2005. The similar standard is ISO 10497-5:2004. The standard was titled, Fire Test for Soft-situated Quarter-turn Valves. Fire safe valve was planned when the plant is under fire; the delicate seats were all burnt, the valve was still fixed by the exact valve ball & body. This will keep the harm as low as would be prudent.

Results of 3/4-Way Fire Safe Valve: The fire safe test asks the ball to square the port in the wake of terminating to keep from internal spillage. For 3/4-way valve, you'll have 3 ports however stand out ball. That is the reason nobody can get this going, the stand out ball can't obstruct 3 or 4 ports. The result is that Valtorc's offer is to utilize suitable seals on multi-route valve to keep from external spillage while terminating, and set 3 or 4 fire safe valves on each one port. These 2-way fire safe valves will hinder the media by their fire safe outline.

Valtorc additionally gives fire safe ball valves that have been tested and affirmed to API 607 to meet today's security regulation prerequisites for petroleum and other combustible applications. The Fire safe valves are accessible in strung, attachment weld, butt weld and flanged finishes. Sanitary valves are additionally accessible and accompany Tri-Clamp closes or with developed butt-weld closes.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Country-of-Origin-Labels-US2-ba.gifThere are many benefits of picking an American valve company one of these are American valve is dedicated to providing dependable products and services of the highest standards. The American Valve brand has represented innovative research and products built with confidence and quality.

There are different featured items are accessible in American valve organizations.

Ball Valves: A ball valve is a valve with a round disk; it is the piece of the valve which controls the flow of water through it. The circle has an opening, or port, through the center so that when the port is in accordance with the ends of the valve, stream will happen. At the point when the valve is shut, the gap is perpendicular to the closures of the valve, and stream of water is blocked.

Valtorc offers varied range of Ball valves. These are Stainless Steel Ball Valves, Iron & Carbon Steel Ball Valves, PVC/CPVC Ball Valves, Brass Ball Valves, Sanitary Ball Valves, Kingston Ball Valves, Special Purpose Ball Valves are sturdier, less vulnerable to collecting form up and more enduring than a customary unprotected ball. This adds to a long arrangement of favorable circumstances over different sorts of valves.

Control Valves: Valves used to control conditions, for example, stream, weight, temperature, and fluid level by completely or somewhat opening or shutting because of indicators got from controllers that look at a set point to a methodology variable whose worth is given by sensors that screen changes in such conditions are Control Valves. Control Valve is additionally termed as the Final Control Element. We offer a full cluster of control valves guaranteed to meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61 and additionally California Proposition 65.

We begin with the finest materials accessible. Our crude materials are precisely observed to guarantee fitting synthetic creation. Each valve is tried for shutting snugness and usefulness to guarantee sheltered, trustworthy operation. Control valves from American Valve meet the vastest scope of code approbations in the business sector. Our valves are guaranteed to USA and universal models. Our valves are fabricated in the United States of America. The greater part of our valves and items are tried in our Georgia, USA based area before shipment.

Control valves are typically fitted with actuators and positioners. Pneumatically-activated globe valves and Diaphragm Valves are generally utilized for control purposes as a part of numerous businesses, despite the fact that quarter-turn sorts, for example, (changed) ball, entryway and butterfly valves are likewise utilized.

Control valves can additionally work with pressure driven actuators (otherwise called water powered pilots). These sorts of valves are otherwise called Automatic Control Valves. The pressure driven actuators will react to changes of weight or stream and will open/close the valve. Programmed Control Valves don't require an outside force source, implying that the liquid weight is sufficient to open and close the valve.

It is proven that American Valves contributing to vitality effectiveness and solace in modern and business structures over the United States.

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