In many processing and manufacturing facilities today, a wide range of valve applications are needed. One of the most common and effective valves is the ball valve, and you can choose between two-way and three way ball valve products. However, which is the best choice? Let’s take a closer look to see.
Why Ball Valves?
Ball valves are some of the most simple and durable valves on the market today. You can save a lot of money over other valve types, and because they are easy to use and dependable, you won’t have to worry about a lot of maintenance issues and downtime.
Two Way Valves
Most valves in use today are two way setups. The term “two way” refers to one inlet and one outlet port. You’ll see two way valves in just about every kind of application and even in the home. For instance, the shut-off valve on your toilet or faucet supply line is a two way valve.
Three Way Valves
A three way ball valve has three ports. It is used to stop flow from one source and open flow to another source. For example, you may have a tank that needs two different fluids mixed together (like juice and water). You can use one valve to make sure that only juice or water flows into the tank at any given time, so you have the right mixture. Three way ball valve applications can be manually, pneumatically, or electrically actuated.
Choosing the Best Valves
If you need 2-way, 3-way, or up to 5-way valves for your business, choose a manufacturer that specializes in all kinds of valves. You can choose metal or plastic valves in many sizes. They can help you select the best ones and can give you custom valves that perfectly fill your needs.