Ball valves are a popular product used in the Plumbing industry. They can stop the flow of water coming through the line. There are two main types of metal Ball Valves. Brass and stainless steel ball valves.
Stainless Steel Ball Valves and butterfly valves ( which is also known as “บอลวาล์วสแตนเลสและวาล์วผีเสื้อ“ in the Thai language)are mostly used in industrial process and general utility applications. This type of valve is used in Chemical, Petrochemical, Steam, Gas, Water and other general utility services.
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They hold up much better to harsher water types. This will ensure a longer lasting valve. Within the Stainless Steel Ball Valve have two series and are named as 304 and 316. These are two different material grades that have different make-ups.
A Brass Ball Valves can be used in a wide range of applications. Most of the time, brass is a great option. When it comes to potable water applications, No Lead Brass is a great option unless that water has corrosive properties to it, like high salt content.
It is also used in Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Water Well, HVAC and many other applications.
A ball valve is designed for primarily On/Off function, to be used wherever flow needs to be controlled. They are generally the most competitively priced of any valve configuration. You can easily find these valves in the local market.