The Explosion Proof 3-Piece Stainless Steel Ball Valves are designed to be able to handle all sorts of different mediums, including gas, oil, water, and air. They’re ideal for use in residential plumbing, but can also be used for industrial applications.
These valves are incredibly easy to use. All you need to do is turn a sphere-shaped obstructer (the “ball”) 90 degrees, and it will stop the flow of medium in that direction. The valve can be reopened by simply turning the handle back into alignment with the body. This is what makes it a simple on/off switch, and what allows this kind of valve to be called a shut off valve or isolation valve.
They’re rated for temperatures from -25deg F to 356deg F, as well as pressures up to 1000PSI. They’re made from durable stainless steel, which is resistant to corrosion and rust. They also feature PTFE seals, which help ensure that they’re leak-proof.
The flanged ball valves have an ISO 5211 mount pad that can accept a variety of actuator styles, making it easy to automate them. There’s also a built in anti-static device for the elastomer seat, which helps prevent static electricity from building up. This can be a problem in certain situations, particularly when working with flammable liquids, as it could lead to fire.
In addition to these features, the valves are explosion proof and are rated to withstand a large amount of stress. This is why they’re such a popular choice for all sorts of industries. Explosion Proof 3-Piece Stainless Steel Ball Valves