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A valve is a device or object of nature that controls, directs, or controls the flow of liquids (gas, liquids, solids, fluids, etc.) by opening, closing or partially obstructing the passages. Valves are technical devices. But they are generally referred to as a separate category. In an open valve, the fluid flows in the direction from higher pressure to lower pressure.

Why use a valve, and how does it work?

Water is a scarce resource that you need to protect. You need to provide water for the next generation and the growing population. The valves will help you to reduce water loss and support effective water distribution management by maintaining pressure, flow or level regardless of changes in the water supply network. Anix USA provides some high-quality valves in the market.

Effect of water loss:

From an environmental point of view, more precious water is lost. And the energy used to treat and distribute wasted water will also be wasted. Water utilities produce water that is “lost” before it reaches the customer due to leaks, theft, or metering inaccuracies that cause unwanted costs. The valve ensures pressure management in the supply network. The benefits of using the valves are given by,

  • Reduce water loss from leaks
  • Reduces the risk of water hammer and pipe breakage.
  • Less disturbing to consumers
  • Minimizes the risk of contamination
  • Savings for water companies

What are the different types of valves?

Gate valve:

Gate valves are the most widely used type of valves in water supply systems. It consists of a wedge-shaped metal door that can be lowered to stop the water flow or lift it to allow the flow to continue. The gate valve cannot control the flow of water because it is designed to open or close all the way. If used to adjust the water flow will cause the valve to wear out. It is used to circulate all types of liquids such as air, fuel gas, feed water, steam, lubricants and hydrocarbons.

Butterfly valves:

This valve has a rotatable metal plate that allows and inhibits the flow of water. This creates an image similar to that of a butterfly known as a throttle valve. The supplier has many butterfly valvesIt is very small, lightweight and relatively short, making they lighter than other valves.

Ball valves:

Ball valves are the most reliable common type of valves used to control the flow of water. It involves a rotating sphere with holes attached to the lever handle to operate the valve. The lever handle is used to indicate the valve is open or closed. When the lever is perpendicular to the pipe, the valve closes. The manufacture offers a wide range of ball valves.

Globe valves:

Globe valves are commonly used to control or limit water flow in plumbing applications that need to adjust the flow regularly.

Pressure relief valves:

This type of valve is used to reduce water pressure to the required limit and prevent equipment or piping from exploding. The mechanism consists of a spring and a diaphragm adjusted to specific limits. 

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