The orbital ball valve and the gate valve are the same type of valve. The difference is that the closing part is a ball. The ball rotates around the center line of the valve body to achieve opening and closing. The ball valve is mainly used in the pipeline to cut off, distribute and change the flow direction of the medium. Ball valve is a new type of valve widely used in recent years
The orbital ball valve can be divided according to the structure:
Floating ball ball valve: The ball of the ball valve is floating. Under the action of medium pressure, the ball can produce a certain displacement and press tightly on the sealing surface of the outlet end to ensure the sealing of the outlet end. The structure of the floating ball ball valve is simple, and the sealing is good, but the load of the working body of the ball is transferred to the outlet sealing ring, so it is necessary to consider whether the sealing ring material can withstand the working load of the ball medium. This structure is widely used in low-pressure ball valves.
Fixed ball valve: The ball of the ball valve is fixed and does not move after being pressed. Fixed ball ball valves are equipped with floating seats. After receiving the pressure of the medium, the seats move, so that the sealing ring is pressed tightly on the ball to ensure the seal. Usually, bearings are installed on the upper and lower shafts of the sphere, the operation torque is small, and it is suitable for high pressure and large diameter valves. In order to reduce the operating torque of the ball valve and increase the reliability of the seal, oil-sealed ball valves have appeared in recent years. Both special injection of lubricating oil is injected between the sealing surfaces to form an oil film, which enhances the sealing performance and reduces the operating torque , More suitable for high-pressure large-caliber ball valves.
Elastic ball ball valve: The ball of the ball valve is elastic. Both the ball and the seat sealing ring are made of metal materials, and the specific pressure of the seal is very large. The pressure of the medium itself can not meet the requirements of the seal, and an external force must be applied. This valve is suitable for high temperature and high pressure media. The elastic sphere is formed with an elastic groove at the lower end of the inner wall of the sphere to obtain elasticity. When closing the channel, the wedge-shaped head of the valve stem is used to expand the ball and compress the valve seat to achieve a seal. Loosen the wedge head before turning the ball, and the ball will return to its original shape, so that there will be a small gap between the ball and the valve seat, which can reduce the friction and operating torque of the sealing surface.