Choosing A Refrigeration Ball Valve

by | Nov 16, 2018 | manufacturing

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In a wide range of industries, but particularly in food and beverage production and storage, refrigeration systems are used to maintain constant temperatures. Managing these systems and controlling the flow of refrigerants and liquids through the system.

Choosing the right type of valve is always important, regardless of the specific working conditions of the system. However, in the case of refrigeration, the design and the quality control processes used in the manufacturing of a refrigeration ball valve is essential. Poor quality of design or manufacturing can cause failures in these valves, resulting in poor temperature control, inconsistent production parameters and an increased risk of valve failure or leakage in demanding types of applications.

Pressure Requirements

As with any valve, all refrigeration ball valve options are rated of use in specific pressures. It is essential to use the pressure range rating of the valve based on the maximum potential pressure in the system. By choosing a valve that is rated to function at the highest possible pressure, there is no risk of a pressure surge or drop leading to a problem in the functioning of the valve.

Flow Direction

Depending on the specific requirement for the system, it may be important to choose a bi-directional refrigeration ball valve. This allows the refrigerant in the system to flow either way through the valve. These valves will also be indicated for use with specific types of refrigerants, including HFC, HCFC, and CFCC, and it is important to choose the right option for the right system.

Design Considerations

These in-line types of valves should be streamlined for easy installation in any line or system. They can have a range of different end connectors, with the option to customize the configuration of the valve to meet the specific requirements of the system and the application.

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