How To Select Globe Valves   Image Credit: Belimo | Grainger | trade-hardware.com   As their name suggests, globe valves are linear motion valves with rounded globular shaped bodies. Since their shape is similar to other valve bodies, positive identification must be made based on internal piping. Recently globe valves have lost their traditional round body-shape. Globe valves have many advantages and disadvantages for users. They have excellent and precise throttling...
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Q & A on Globe Valves

We asked our users for their input on Globe Valves. Here are the results of 47 users familiar with Globe Valves.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing globe valve design?
6 answers
Answers:
Metallurgical innovation for high risk, corrosive, erosion, cryogenic and severe applications.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
Electronics, new materials, "smart" pumps, packing
~George B, Technical Support Engineer Process Control Field Equipment, Geleen, Netherlands
Cage designs for severe service applications.
~Engineering, Consulting, Pune, India
Material improvement on body and seating.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Solenoid valves
~Rene V, Technical Support, Cagayan de oro city, TX
Materials
~Engineering Consultant, North Sydney, Australia

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative globe valves?
7 answers
Answers:
Mostly the European countries are good where quality and design are utmost priority. China has many valve manufacturers but quality is questionable from raw materials to end products.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
Limited to Trinidad and Tobago local suppliers, Spirax Sarco, Fisher, etc..
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastern Main Road, Trinidad and Tobago
Various, mainly out of USA and Asia
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Samson, Fisher, Masoneilan
~George B, Technical Support Engineer Process Control Field Equipment, Geleen, Netherlands
Companies in China
~Purchaser, PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador
Masoneilan
~Engineering, Consulting, Pune, India
CCI, BTW
~Engineering Consultant, North Sydney, Australia

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used globe valves for?
15 answers
Answers:
Oil and Gas industry (upstream and downstream) for control and transmission of fluids.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
Steam and condensate distribution, including hot water, thermal oil applications.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Swimming pools, heating systems, booster pump stations, water treatment
~Technical Support/Services, Giza, Egypt
Isolation drain and vent control
~Engineering, Process/Production, Cologne, Germany
Cistern and water pump applications
~Rene V, Technical Support, Cagayan de oro city, TX
Import valves for government.
~Purchaser, PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador
Fire protection, industrial
~Technical Support/Services, Quezon city, Philippines
Steam and liquid flow
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastern Main Road, Trinidad and Tobago
Throttling service
~Engineering, Consulting, Pune, India
Chemical industry
~George B, Technical Support Engineer Process Control Field Equipment, Geleen, Netherlands
For piping design
~Wang Heavyrain, Design Engineer, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Oil industry
~Technical Support/Services, Nicosia, Cyprus
Control
~Engineering Consultant, North Sydney, Australia
To find out some valve supplier.
~Purchasing, Malmö, Sweden
We want supply rubber diaphragms.
~Manufacturing, UMARGAM, India

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that globe valves have been used for.
4 answers
Answers:
Most common misuse of globe valves is when globe valves have been used to substitute ball valves.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
Throttle applications, not recommended in most brand names, reduced service life.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
None... mostly used to throttle flows and/or shut off applications
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastern Main Road, Trinidad and Tobago
Potable water
~Purchaser, PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of globe valves?
3 answers
Answers:
Cannot disclose, but can result in losses all round
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Nil so far.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
~George B, Technical Support Engineer Process Control Field Equipment, Geleen, Netherlands

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
7 answers
Answers:
Manufacturers to propose the design and characteristic whilst customers review and evaluate the product to fit individual application.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
High range-ability, high leakage class, no wear or maintenance.
~George B, Technical Support Engineer Process Control Field Equipment, Geleen, Netherlands
Nothing specific... just do the job it's designed for.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Eastern Main Road, Trinidad and Tobago
Longer life expectancies, ease of maintenance.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Higher range
~Engineering, Consulting, Pune, India
Easy to swing.
~Rene V, Technical Support, Cagayan de oro city, TX
Gate valve
~Purchaser, PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using globe valves?
2 answers
Answers:
Be sure you have and understand all the input operating parameters.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Selection of globe valves meeting the desired application.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of globe valves?
3 answers
Answers:
Major problem is in selecting valves based on price and not accurate product application understanding.
~Simon W, Technical Support, Masvingo, South / Central Africa
Knowledge and experience would help in understanding valve applications.
~Razali Shariff, Marketing/Sales, Ampang, Malaysia
Use proper sizing; improper sizing may cause cavity build up to pipes.
~Rene V, Technical Support, Cagayan de oro city, TX


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