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Butterfly Valve Design

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They have a quick opening and closing quarter turn function that controls the flow of liquids or gases. Read More…

Butterfly Valve Design Butterfly valve design is the most important aspect of these valves that control the flow of fluid through a piping system. The butterfly style uses a circular vane or a disc as the shutoff mechanism.
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Grapevine, TX  |  817-421-5343

Butterfly Valves & Controls, Inc. has been a premier supplier of quality butterfly control valves and other related industrial components for 25 years. We carry only the best parts sourced from world-class butterfly valve manufacturers. Extended service life and safe operation are at the core of every valve manufactured/assembled. Our catalog includes a large selection of valves, actuators, controls, positioners, and more.

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Butterfly Valves & Controls, Inc. $$$

Cornelius, NC  |  800-511-0100

When it comes to butterfly valves, you have come to the right place! We have been producing excellent quality valves since we first opened our doors. All of our products are put through extensive rigorous testing before leaving our state of the art facility to further ensure 100% quality assurance! Allow us to show you the difference when you work with true professionals! Contact us via telephone or email or check out our website today!

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Valworx, Inc. $$$

Milford, MI  |  844-338-7423

Triad Process Equipment has been manufacturing and supplying high quality ball valves since 1990. We offer a wide selection of valves including 3 piece, flanged, high pressure, 4 way, cryogenic, grooved end, double union, V ball control and butterfly in addition to pneumatic and electric ball valve actuators. Other options include sanitary and industrial design and metal or cartridge seating.

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Triad Process Equipment, Inc. $$$

Houston, TX  |  281-894-5454

Our wafer butterfly valves are the result of years of research and refining the best manufacturing techniques. We believe in creating quality products that will last and do the job right. Meeting the demands of our customers is our top priority. We believe in providing quality products at affordable prices. Learn more about us when you give us a call today!

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Bray Controls $$$
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Butterfly valves typically pivot on axes perpendicular to the direction of flow inside the flow chamber and are situated on a spindle that allows for flow in a single direction. They are frequently used as throttling devices, controlling the levels of flow in entirely closed, entirely open or partially open positions. Butterfly valve suppliers stock numerous closure types and body configurations, depending on the type of flow control needed and the design.

Flanged Butterfly Valve Design Diagram Butterfly Valve Design - Butterfly Valves & Controls Inc.

Butterfly valves are commonly composed of metals like cast iron, aluminum and stainless steel, but can also be made from various plastics. Butterfly valves are designed and sold in many diameters, resulting in different flow rates. Smaller butterfly valve assemblies may be used where space is limited. Butterfly valves are used in many food transporting and chemical plants where controllable product flow is required. Other specific applications include HVAC, petroleum recovery and industries that use high pressure water.

Butterfly valves are fairly simple in design. When prompted, the disc rotates and stands upright in the pipe, resting on a seal or gasket and forming a tight seat. The design offers many benefits. First of all, they generally have a long life cycle. Butterfly valves are easy to maintain, lightweight and compact and able to handle a wide range of temperatures.

These valves are also very reliable because of their tight shutoff, reducing the amount of leakage. These butterfly valves are categorized as rotary valves, which are generally recognized by the quarter turn that is used to move from the open to closed position and back again. This results in a lower surface friction, which means that these valves can be smaller than others and still operate efficiently.

Compared with ball valves, butterfly valves do not have pockets to trap fluids when the valve is in the closed position. A certain kind, flanged butterfly valves, can be mounted between flanges. Another, the lug butterfly valve, uses metal inserts that are attached to the valve's bolt holes. Using an independent set of bolts for each flange, this butterfly valve's assembly is fixed between two flanges. Finally, wafer butterfly valves are the cheapest and most popular type of butterfly valves because of their simplicity and ease of use.