• Q What's the applications for steel ball valves?

    Industrial ball valves have a wide range of applications across various industries. Some common applications for industrial ball valves include:
    1. Oil and Gas Industry: Ball valves are commonly used in the oil and gas industry for controlling the flow of fluids in pipelines, wellheads, refineries, and storage tanks.
    2. Chemical Industry: Ball valves are suitable for handling corrosive chemicals and fluids in chemical processing plants.
    3. Water and Wastewater Treatment: Ball valves are widely used in water treatment plants and wastewater treatment facilities for regulating the flow of water, chemicals, and sludge.
    4. Power Generation: Ball valves are utilized in power plants to control steam or coolant flow, as well as in systems for fuel gas, lubrication, and hydraulic control.
    5. Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Ball valves are employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and biotechnology applications, where they provide a sanitary and easy-to-clean solution.
    6. Pulp and Paper Industry: Ball valves are utilized in paper mills for controlling the flow of chemicals, slurries, and wastewater.
    7. Mining Industry: Ball valves are suitable for handling abrasive materials, slurry, and high-pressure fluids in mining and mineral processing operations.
    8. Petrochemical Industry: Ball valves play a vital role in petrochemical plants for controlling the flow of gases, liquids, and chemicals in various processes.
  • Q What's the difference between globe valves and ball valves?

    Globe valves and ball valves are both types of industrial control valves, but they have distinct differences in design, operation, and application. Here are some key differences:
    1. Design: Globe valves have a linear motion stem that moves up and down to control the flow by raising or lowering a disk against the valve seat. This design allows for fine control and throttling of the flow. In contrast, ball valves have a rotating spherical ball with a hole (port) through its center. The ball is turned by a handle or actuator, which controls the flow by aligning or misaligning the port with the pipe.
    2. Flow characteristics: Globe valves are known for their excellent throttling capabilities and precise control over flow rates. They can provide a high degree of flow adjustment, making them suitable for applications where flow regulation and control are critical. Ball valves, on the other hand, offer a full bore design when fully open, ensuring unrestricted flow with minimal pressure drop. They are commonly used in applications where quick on/off and bubble-tight shut-off are required.
    3. Pressure and temperature limitations: Globe valves can handle high-pressure and high-temperature applications due to their robust design and the ability to withstand high forces. They are frequently used in demanding industries like oil and gas and power plants. Ball valves, while still capable of handling moderate to high pressures and temperatures, may have limitations in extreme conditions due to the potential for seat damage or leakage.
    4. Leakage prevention: Globe valves are typically designed to minimize the risk of internal leakage. The disk and seat arrangement provides effective sealing when closed, reducing the chance of leakage between the plug and seat. Ball valves, especially full-port designs, can offer excellent shutoff capabilities with minimal leakage. However, in some cases, the soft seats in ball valves may be more prone to wear and require periodic maintenance to prevent leakage.
    5. Cost and installation: Globe valves are generally more expensive than ball valves due to their complex design and superior control capabilities. Their installation may require additional piping supports due to the weight and structural requirements. Ball valves are often less expensive and easier to install, particularly in larger sizes, as they typically have a more compact and simplified construction.
  • Q What is valve actuator?

    A valve actuator is a mechanical device that is used to control or automate the opening and closing of a valve. It is typically attached to the valve stem or shaft and provides the necessary force or movement to operate the valve.
  • Q What kinds of valves does Thunli supply?

    A Thunli Electronic Technology supplies ball valves, globe valves, check valves, butterfly valves, controls valves, gate valves
  • Q Why check valves are so important in power plant?

    A Prevent Backflow: Check valves are designed to allow a unidirectional flow of fluids or gases, preventing any reverse flow from occurring. This is essential in power plants to maintain the flow direction of various media, such as water, steam, or fuel, and prevent any backflow that could disrupt or damage the system.
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