One of the greatest headaches endured by tradespeople and their clients around the world is the corrosion of often-used valves and other system parts. While corrosive valves, for example, might be cheaper in the short term and just as easy to install as their corrosion-resistant brethren, they end up costing you as the installer more money in the long run. If you’re using valves with no resistance to corrosion in a motor, you risk compromising the quality of your motor as a whole, and the same goes for any valve application. Your best bet, when considering your next valve purchase, whether you’re a professional or an amateur enthusiast, is to invest in some high-quality corrosion resistant valves to make sure you get the job done the right way the first time.
Durable Valves Resist Corrosion
The three types of quarter turn valves most commonly used are the ball valve, butterfly valve, and plug valve. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, and can be made from a wide variety of materials. It’s in your best interests to inform yourself of the durability of each type of valve so you can make the right purchase next time you’re shopping online for valves.
The closing mechanism on a butterfly valve takes the form of a rotating disc, positioned in the center of the pipe. The butterfly valve is well-suited to high-pressure systems, but thanks to the disc’s constant presence in the pipe and exposure to potentially corrosive material, butterfly valves tend not to be as durable as their cousins.
Plug valves use conical “plugs” to close the pipe, and have perforations and hollow passageways going through the plug, so material can pass through the valve when it’s open. These will be closed off to block passage of the material, and simple brass plug valves are often used for natural gas pipes. Plug valves, depending on the material of which they’re made, can be more durable than butterfly valves, but generally are less durable than ball valves.
Ball valves use a simple mechanism to control flow. The floating ball can open or close the pipe. Ball valves tend to be far more durable than either butterfly valves or plug valves and will close securely even after years of disuse.
Much of your valve’s resistance to corrosion hinges on the material from which it’s made. Stainless steel, with its anti-oxidization and anti-rusting properties, makes extremely corrosion-resistant valves, as do other durable metals. Some valves, made from plastic or rubber, resist corrosion, although they tend not to endure regular use as well as metal valves. If you’re looking for corrosion-resistant valves, you should consider looking online for a provider that supplies a wide array of tools and parts. The distributor should be certified, contactable, and cater to a wide variety of industries.
Authorized Parts is a leading Corrosion Resistant Valves Supplier and distributor. They provide a good selection of these valves which are specifically designed to be resistant to corrosion, enabling them to be used wherever a durable material is needed. For more details call (631) 319-7643.