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   Ball Valves       Ball valves provide tight shut-off and characterizable control. They have high rangeability due to the design of the regulating element, without the complications of side loads typical of butterfly or globe valves. Advantages include ease of operation and high flow, high pressure, and high temperature capabilities. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and an inability to handle slurries. 
   Balancing Valves       Balancing valves are mixing valves that maintain a constant water temperature by balancing hot and cold supply lines. They are able to compensate for a pressure drop in either supply line and can maintain a consistent temperature. Balancing valves are sometimes referred to as pressure-balancing valves. 
   Bellows Valves       Bellows valves have a bellows seal between the media and the valve's bonnet. Bellows valves provide a contaminant-free, positive shut-off for high purity gas / fluid systems. 
   Butterfly Valves       Butterfly valves control the flow of gas or liquid with a disk which turns on a diametrical axis inside a pipe, or by two semicircular plates hinged on a common spindle, permitting flow in only one direction. They are used as throttling valves to control flow. Butterfly valves offer a rotary stem movement of 90 degrees or less in a compact design. Unlike ball valves, butterfly valves do not have pockets in which fluids may become trapped when the valve is closed. Advantages include suitability for chemical services, small dimensions, and high coefficient of flow. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and the inability to handle slurries. 
   Cartridge / Manifold Valves       Cartridge valves are directional control valves that are inserted into manifolds to provide a cost-effective, compact system design. 
   Clamshell / Bin Gate       Clamshell or bin gate valves are used to cutoff, restrict, or control the flow of solids with a disc or gate that swings across the flow path.  Some solids valves use inflatable sealing elements to reduce wear while maintaining a good seal. These valves are referred to by a number of names, including swing gate valves, rolling blade gate valves spherical disc valves, and double or single clamshell valves. 
   Diaphragm Valves       Diaphragm valves are related to pinch valves, but use an elastomeric diaphragm instead of an elastomeric liner to separate the flow stream from the closure element. Instead of pinching the liner closed to provide shut-off, the diaphragm is pushed into contact with the bottom of the valve body.  Diaphragm valves are excellent for controlling the flow of fluids which contain suspended solids. They also offer the flexibility of installation in any position. Diaphragm valves are used widely in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and water treatment industries. Advantages include cleanliness and tight shut-off. Disadvantages include low pressure and temperature limits, and multi-turn operation. 
   Diverter Valves       Diverter valves change the direction of the flow of a medium to two or more different directions. 
   Double Flap Airlock / Flap       Double flap airlocks, flap valves, louver-type dampers, two-way flap valves, double butterfly valves are used to shut-off the flow of bulk material.  The flaps can open sequentially to maintain the airlock between the hopper and conveyor or process unit. 
   Drain Valves       Drain valves allow the removal of surplus fluid from a system or container. 
   Directional Valves       Directional valves direct or prevent flow through selected passages. 
   Gate / Knife Valves       Gate or knife valves are linear motion valves in which a flat closure element slides into the flow stream to provide shut-off. Gate valves are usually divided into two types: parallel and wedge-shaped. The parallel gate valve uses a flat disc gate between two parallel seats, upstream and downstream. Knife valves are of this type, but with a sharp edge on the bottom of the gate to shear entrained solids or separate slurries. Advantages include the ability to cut through slurries. Large sizes are commonly available. Disadvantages include pressure limitations, lack of cleanliness, and low shut-off. 
   Globe Valves       Globe valves are linear motion valves with rounded bodies, from which their name is derived.  They are used widely in industry to regulate fluid flow in both on/off and throttling service.  Advantages include precise throttling and control, as well as high-pressure limits. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and the inability to handle slurry. 
   Iris Valves       Iris valves function like the iris mechanism in a camera. As the valve closes, the material is pushed out of the way.  On some iris valves, the mechanical components are enclosed in a flexible sleeve to protect against the ingress of particles. 
   Mixing Valves       Mixing valves combine the flows of two or more inlets into a single outlet for applications such as temperature or concentration control. 
   Needle Valves       Needle valves have a slender, tapered point at the end of the valve stem that is lowered through the seat to restrict or block flow.  Fluid flowing through the valve turns 90 degrees and passes through an orifice that is the seat for a rod with a cone shaped tip. These small valves are widely used to accurately regulate the flow of liquids and gases at low flow rates. The fine threading of the stem and the large seat area allow for precise resistance to flow. Advantages: Precise control. Disadvantages: low-pressure limitations, no slurries. 
   Pinch Valves       Pinch valves include any valve with a flexible elastomer body that can be pinched closed, cutting off flow, using a mechanism or fluid pressure. Pinch valves are full bore, linear action valves so they can be used in both an off/on manner or in a variable position or throttling service. Some typical applications for pinch valves are medical, pharmaceutical, wastewater, slurries, pulp, powder and pellets. They can effectively control the flow of both abrasives and corrosives, as there is no contact between metal parts and the transport media. Advantages: Streamlined flow, high coefficient of flow. Disadvantages: limited materials, low shut-off capabilities, low pressure limits. 
   Plug Valves       Plug valves, also called cock or stop-cock valves, date back to ancient times, where they were developed for use in citywide Roman plumbing systems. Today, they remain one of the most widely used valves for both on/off and throttling services.  Their design is fairly simple; the body is comprised of three main parts: body, cover and plug.  The plug is a cylindrical, tapered, or generally cone-shaped device that can be raised or lowered within the seat to maintain, restrict or completely shut off flow.  The valve is opened by rotation with the plug itself being the only element that is capable of movement. Advantages: Easy operation, medium to high flow, good shut off. Disadvantages: Low cleanliness, inability to handle slurry. 
   Poppet Valves       Poppet valves open and close ports with a sealing device composed of a disk, cone, or sphere that is pressed against the seating surface using a spring. 
   Pressure Relief Valves       Pressure relief valves are self-actuated safety valves designed to relieve excess upstream pressure from the line. 
   Sanitary / Hygienic Valves       Sanitary and hygienic valves are used in aseptic applications in the dairy, brewing, beverage, pharmaceutical and bio-chemical industries. 
   Servo Valves       Servo valves provide closed loop flow or pressure response to an electrical or electronic control signal. They are used in air, gas, and liquid applications. 
   Solenoid Valves       Solenoid valves are electro-mechanical devices that utilize a solenoid to control valve activation. 
   Spool Valves       Spool valves use a rotary or piston-like spool for actuation. The spool, or spools, rotate or slide back and forth to block and uncover ports in the housing. 
   Toggle Valves       Toggle valves are used for on-off control in moderate pressure and temperature applications. They feature a toggle mechanism for valve actuation. 
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   Actuation       
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   Electric       An electric actuator activates the valve. 
   Electro-hydraulic       A servo valve that produces hydraulic control in response to an electrical signal input. 
   Electro-pneumatic       A servo valve that produces pneumatic control in response to an electrical signal input. 
   Pneumatic       The valve is activated by a pneumatic actuator or cylinder to open and close valve.  
   Thermally Actuated       The valve is activated by a change in temperature in the handled media. Typically, temperature and pressure relief occurs once a preset temperature is reached. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary actuation method. 
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   Cryogenic Valves       Designated by manufacturer as being applicable to extreme cold applications such as for liquid gas and refrigerants. 
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   Fire Service       Designated by manufacturer as being applicable for use in fire service or fire fighting applications. 
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   Intrinsically Safe       Intrinsically safe products electrical power usage is below the level of power required to set off an explosion within a given hazardous area.  Intrinsically safe products are incapable of storing large amounts of energy that might spark an explosion when discharged. 
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   Metal Seated       Valves with metal seats are designed for severe applications such as high pressure and or temperature. Seats can be made of various materials such as carbon and stainless steel to withstand  the demanding applications. 
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   Severe Service Rated       The valve is designated by manufacturer as being suitable for severe service applications where there is continuing operational, maintenance or reliability issues with a given application. 
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Size and other Specifications
   Valve Size       Valve size is the designated size of the valve by manufacturer.  This typically represents the size of the passage opening. 
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   Pressure Rating       Maximum safe pressure value for which the valve is rated. 
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   Number of Ports/Ways       Represents the number of connections or inlet / outlet ports to the valve. 
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   Connection       
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   Threaded       The valve has internal or external threads for inlet or outlet connection(s). 
   Compression Fitting       A sealed pipe connection without soldering or threading. As the nut on one fitting is tightened, it compresses a washer around the second pipe, forming a watertight closure. 
   Bolt Flange       The valve has a bolt flange(s) for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Clamp Flange       The valve has a clamp flange(s) for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Union       The valve has a union connection for inlet or outlet connection(s). 
   Tube Fitting       The valve has a connection for directly joining tubing at the inlet and/or outlet connections. 
   Butt Weld       The valve has a butt weld sized connection for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Socket Weld / Solder       The valve has a socket weld connection for inlet or outlet connection. 
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   Media Temperature       Maximum temperature of media the valve is designed to accommodate. 
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   Flow (Cv)       The valve flow coefficient is the number of U.S. gallons per minute of 60 degree F water that will flow through a valve at a specified opening with a pressure drop of 1 psi across the valve. It is used to predict flow rates. 
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Material
           
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   Acetal       Acetal polymers are semi-crystalline. They offer excellent inherent lubricity, fatigue resistance, and chemical resistance. Acetal suffers from outgassing problems at elevated temperatures, and is brittle at low temperatures. Glass filled, and added lubrication grades are available, flame-retardant grades are not. Brand names include Celcon® (Hoechst Celanese), Delrin® (DuPont), Thermocomp® (LNP), Ultraform® (BASF), and Acetron® (DSM). 
   Aluminum       Aluminum is a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation. 
   Brass / Bronze       Brass comes with good strength, excellent high temperature ductility and reasonable cold ductility, good conductivity, excellent corrosion resistance, good bearing properties and low magnetic permeability.  Sintered bronze is a porous material, which can be impregnated with oil, graphite or PTFE. Not suitable for heavily loaded applications but useful where lubrication is inconvenient. 
   Cast Iron       The term "cast iron" refers not to a single material, but to a family of materials whose major constituent is iron, with important trace amounts of carbon and silicon. Cast irons are natural composite materials whose properties are determined by their microstructures - the stable and metastable phases formed during solidification or subsequent heat treatment. The major microstructural constituents of cast irons are: the chemical and morphological forms taken by carbon, and the continuous metal matrix in which the carbon and/or carbide are dispersed. 
   Copper       A common reddish metallic element that is ductile and malleable and is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. 
   CPVC       Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPC) a higher type grade of plastic commonly used for hot / cold water distribution, sprinkler piping, and some chemicals. Suitable for high temperatures. 
   Ductile Iron       Ductile iron retains cast iron's machinability and corrosion-resistance, and provides additional strength, toughness, and ductility. Although it’s chemical properties are similar to those of cast iron, ductile iron incorporates significant casting refinements, additional metallurgical processes, and superior quality control. 
   Exotic Metal       Exotic metals and alloys have specialized properties. This category includes materials such as Hastelloy®, Monel®, beryllium copper, beryllium nickel, niobium, tantalum, titanium and zirconium. 
   Nylon - Polyamide       Thermoplastic resin used for mechanical parts.  Can be extracted, cast or injection molded.  The most common commercial grade is Nylon 6/6.  Can to glass filled to further enhance structural impact strength and rigidity. 
   PEEK       Polyetheretherketone or Polyketones. PEEK is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties. 
   Polyethylene (PE)       Commodity thermoplastic that is soft, flexible and tough - even at low temperatures - with outstanding electrical properties but poor temperature resistance. It also has very good chemical resistance but is prone to environmental stress cracking; it has poor UV resistance (unless modified) and poor barrier properties, except to water. 
   Polypropylene (PP)       Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material exhibiting excellent cold flow, bi-axial strength, and yield elongation properties. It is similar to PVC but can be used in exposed applications because of its resistance to UV, weathering, and ozone. 
   PTFE - Teflon®       Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is an insoluble compound that exhibits a high degree of chemical resistance and a low coefficient of friction. It is sometimes marketed in proprietary classes of materials such as Teflon®, a registered trademark of DuPont Dow Elastomers. 
   PVC       Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a widely used material that has good flexibility, smooth surface, and nontoxic qualities. Some grades are used in food and chemical processes due to the inert nature of PVC. Brand names include: ACP® and Dural® (Alpha Gary), Geon® (Geon), Benvic® (Solvay), Flexalloy® (Teknor Apex). 
   PVDF       Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a melt processable fluoropolymer. It is similar in properties to other fluoropolymer, but has better strength and lower creep than the other members of this family. PVDF has good wear resistance, and excellent chemical resistance. But does not perform well at elevated temperatures. Brand names include: Kynar® (Elf AtoChem). 
   Stainless Steel       Stainless steel is chemical and corrosion resistant and can have relatively high-pressure ratings. 
   Steel       Steel is a commercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1.7 percent as an essential alloying constituent. It is malleable when under suitable conditions, and is distinguished from cast iron by its malleability and lower carbon content. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary material. 
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Media Description
           
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   Air       The valve can handle all types of non-pressurized air. 
   Compressed Air       Compressed air is under a pressure greater than atmosphere. 
   Water       Any type of water. 
   Hot Water       Water that has been heated. 
   Cold Water       Unheated water to cool. 
   Ground Water       Ground water is untreated water that is found on or collects freely on the ground.  
   Potable Water       Potable water is considered safe and fit for human consumption, culinary and domestic purposes and meets the requirements of the health authority having jurisdiction. 
   Salt Water       Water has a high concentration of salt, often from the ocean or sea. 
   Wastewater       Wastewater is the spent or used water of a community or industry that contains dissolved and suspended matter. 
   Gas       Any type of gas, although generally excluding air. 
   Gasoline / Diesel Fuel       Gasoline / diesel fuel is a mixture of flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived chiefly from crude petroleum and used as a fuel for internal-combustion engines. 
   High Purity Gas       High purity gas is designated by manufacturer as being applicable and built for high purity applications - includes nitrogen, argon, oxygen, hydrogen, and H.P. mixtures. 
   LP - Gas       Liquefied petroleum is a gas containing specific hydrocarbons that are gaseous under normal atmospheric conditions, but can be liquefied under moderate pressure and temperatures. Propane and butane are examples. 
   Natural Gas       Natural gases are liquid hydrocarbon mixtures that are gaseous at reservoir temperatures and pressures, but are recoverable by condensation or absorption. 
   Sour Gas       Sour gas is hydrogen sulfide (H2S) laden gas. 
   Specialty / Corrosive Gases       Specialty corrosive gases. 
   Hydraulic Fluid       Hydraulic valves contain and transfer the flow and pressure of hydraulic fluid in hydraulic power systems. They range from simple shutoff valves to precise control valves used in motion control systems. 
   Powder / Solids       Media in solid or powder state. 
   Steam       Water in a gaseous state at a temperature above its boiling point. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary media. 
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Agency / Standard
           
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   API       Meets American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards 
   ASME       Meets American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards. 
   AWWA       Meets American Water Works Association Certified (AWWA). 
   DIN       Conforms to a DIN standard of configuration. 
   ISO       Meets International Organization for Standardization requirements. 
   NSF       Meets National Sanitation Federation (NSF) standards. 
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