Choose the best tube fitting and valves for pneumatic and Hydraulic Applications

When it comes to effectively handling Hydraulic function or transporting vast amount of fluids through the pipeline, valves and tube fittings are a great boon. Valves act like traffic controllers in regulating the amount of fluids channelled across the pipes, to make sure right quantity is channelled as required. Best quality valves and tube fittings have to be carefully chosen to ensure better functionality and leak free performance

The key functions of valves when used in hydraulic applications

  • Used to block the reverse flow of fluids
  • Force shutting down of the flow, in case of a system failure
  • Restricting the flow of fluids
  • Manage the amount of flow in a particular line

Few good types of valves are

#Gate valves

Gate valvesare the most common type of values used designed with a flat gate closure. Closing and opening are enabled by moving the valve up and down, restricting or allowing fluid flow. However one disadvantage is that this type cannot be used to regulate the flow. Due care must be taken to properly inspect the valve at times since Gate valves are highly susceptible to corrosion

#ball valves

When compared to Gate valves, ball valves have a long life due to its outer coating of chromium which prevents corrosion. The valve has a closure element, which can be aligned up resulting in opening or closing of the valve

#check valve

Check valves are used in places where there is a high chance for the fluid to reverse its flow. The valves shut down in case if any reverse flow of fluid happens to ensure smooth and hazard free operation

#Butterfly valve

This consists of disk which can be moved clockwise or anti-clock wise, to restrict the amount of fluid flow. Butterfly valves are cheap and easy to replace making it highly efficient and cost effective.

Checkpoints for a good tube fitting and valve

# it should ensure safety

In every industry workers have to operate machinery close to pipes carrying hazardous chemicals and one simple mistake will be life threatening. When it comes to choosing the right kind of fitting and valve, it should be

  • Leak free
  • Block a reverse flow, in case if something goes wrong
  • Prevent mixing up of two potentially harmful chemicals

#should ensure high level of efficiency

Valves should be carefully chosen which have high level of efficiency to endure extremely high temperature and pressure

#Effective working

Just imagine a valve got stuck while directing the flow of a hazardous chemical. Valves and tubes should be chosen such that it should have high level of efficiency. The valves chosen should be designed to ensure most unimaginable amount of temperature and pressure and last a good number of years.