What is a V ball valve?
A control valve with a v-shaped ball or seal is known as a v-port ball valve. Better fluid management is made possible by the “v” form. The moulded v-bore sets the v-port ball valves apart from other types of ball valves. There are five different angles for the v bore: 15⁰, 30⁰, 45⁰, 60⁰, or 90⁰ angle
Due to their ability to provide linear flow characteristics, V-port ball control valves are typically chosen for fluid control. The flow characteristics of a v-port ball valve are distinct from those of normal port ball valves. A v-port ball valve’s fluid flow rises linearly as shaft rotation increases. The exceptional robustness of V-ball control valves allows them to resist the high velocity of fluids passing through them.
How a V- Ball valve works
The ball used in the v-port ball valve has a v-shaped bore. A handle or an actuator can be used to operate the valve manually or automatically. Rotating the handle causes the ball to also rotate, opening or closing the valve. The little end of the V bore opens first when the ball is turned into the open position. This makes it easier to maintain stable flow management right now. The valve closes by spinning the opposing ball. To line the bore with the pipes before opening or shutting the valve, turn the handle a quarter turn.
Advantages of V- ball valves
- Precise flow control
- Low pressure drop
- High shut-off pressure
- Bubble tight shut-off
Disadvantages of V-ball valve
- V-port ball valves are more expensive than other types of ball valves.
- V-port ball valves may be irreparable if damaged. V-Ball valve applications
- V-port ball valves have applications where precise control of flow is required.
- They are also preferred in oil and gas industries because of their bubble-tight shut-off.
- Food and beverage processing
- Water treatment
- Chemical treatment and storage
- Pharmaceuticals, etc.