Jordan Valve has a large line of industrial control valves to meet more specifications and applications. From sliding gate control valves to globe, wafer, motor operated, electric, bellows seal and angle body on/off control valves.
What is an industrial control valve?
Industrial control valves are used in many different industries (primarily oil and gas) to control operating conditions such as flow, pressure, temperature, and liquid levels.
Industrial Control Valve Design
Every industrial control valve has a:
Bonnet: The top of the valve that houses the diaphragm and spring.
Spring: To keep tension on the stem to keep the valve in position.
Actuator: To receive a signal from the controller and adjust valve position.
Stuffing Box Assembly: This provides a seal that prevents leakage.
Travel Indicator: A visual indication of the valve’s position.
Stem & Seal: To block the flow through the valve.
Types Of Industrial Control Valves We Carry
Some examples of the different types of control valves we carry include:
- Sliding gate valves
- Angle Valves
- Globe Valves
- Wafer Style Sliding Gate Valves
- Electric Valves
- Motor Operated Valves
- Bellow Seals Valves
How do industrial control valves work?
Industrial control valves are essentially powered by a control loop. They have a controller that signals them how to respond. A control valve can’t work by itself, it must receive a signal from an outside source, like an actuator or controller. A control valve is power-operated and it is used to control fluid flow by varying the size of the flow passage as directed by the signal in the controller. Control valves control flow, pressure, and temperature of the media. There are different variables that are measured for control, these include:
- Liquid Level
Control valves come in really large sizes whereas pressure regulators are much smaller. Control valves can also have severe service trim material so they can operate in harsh environments. Because control valves have a controller, maintenance can look at the diagnostics and see if the valve is working optimally.
Benefits Of Using Industrial Control Valves
Industrial control valves have become a popular choice for a number of reasons including:
- They are easy to install which saves considerable time and effort.
- They can be operated automatically which removes the need for an operator to open and close the valve.
- They can help limit obstruction and eliminate the possibility of clogging.
- The Sliding Gate control valves can reduce waste which makes them a more environmentally friendly option.