Valve 101

Valve Standards

For consistency amongst manufacturers, valves are designed to meet established standards. These standards are set for valve performance, design, materials, and functionality. This article aims to cover the organizations responsible for establishing standards in valve manufacturing, along with common valve ratings and testing procedures. Valve Standards Organizations Valve standards are created by private entities that …

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Valve Parts

Valves come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This is also true with the parts that make up these valves. These components can be sorted into 4 main categories, with two of them being subcategories. Non-Pressure Containing Parts Pressure Containing Parts Valve Trim Resilient or Compressible Parts This article will cover each of these …

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Valve Basics

What is a Valve? A valve is a device that regulates the flow of gases, liquids, or loose materials through an aperture, such as a pipe, by opening, closing, or obstructing a port or passageway. Valves perform different functions to suit their applications. These functions are to isolate, control, and check. Depending on what function …

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Valve History

Valves have come a long way from their beginnings, almost 2000 years ago. Technological advancements and human knowledge have continuously allowed new and improved designs to emerge in the valve industry. Technological advancements are paired with the need for valves to be better suited for the applications as industries need enhanced valves. Historically, there are …

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