Valves FAQs

The rule of thumb is to find a size that allows operation between 20% to 80% open at maximum required flow rate and not much less than 20% open at the minimum.
Ball valves form a tighter seal and are more reliable and long-lasting than gate valves, although they are more expensive. They're frequently employed in control and shutdown applications. Ball valves are more prone than gate valves to create water hammers because they can open and close quickly.

Brass has a higher pressure rating, higher tensile strength, and higher elasticity than plastic, making it more resistant to bursting. On the other hand, plastics are better for applications with regards to corrosion resistance and chemical handling.

For expert advice on what water valves are best suited for your water systems, contact our team today and get advice backed by decades of experience. We are happy to assist you.

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