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bal·l valve

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  1. ball valvenoun

    any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball


  1. ball valve

    A ball valve is a type of valve used for controlling the flow of liquids or gases in a pipeline or system. It features a rotating spherical disc or ball with a hole in it, which fits into a seat to block, allow or moderate flow. The valve gets its name from the ball-like component that forms an integral part of its structure. It ensures a tight seal and controls flow when it's swiveled 90 degrees. It is known for its durability, high performance, and ability to withstand high pressure and temperature.


  1. Ball valve

    A ball valve is a valve with a spherical disc, the part of the valve which controls the flow through it. The sphere has a hole, or port, through the middle so that when the port is in line with both ends of the valve, flow will occur. When the valve is closed, the hole is perpendicular to the ends of the valve, and flow is blocked. The handle or lever will be inline with the port position letting you "see" the valve's position. The ball valve, along with the butterfly valve and plug valve, are part of the family of quarter turn valves. Ball valves are durable and usually work to achieve perfect shutoff even after years of disuse. They are therefore an excellent choice for shutoff applications. They do not offer the fine control that may be necessary in throttling applications but are sometimes used for this purpose. Ball valves are used extensively in industrial applications because they are very versatile, supporting pressures up to 1000 bar and temperatures up to 482°F. Sizes typically range from 0.2 to 11.81 inches. They are easy to repair and operate. The body of ball valves may be made of metal, plastic or metal with a ceramic center. The ball is often chrome plated to make it more durable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball valve in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ball valve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • robinet à tournant sphériqueFrench

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