Industrial Valves

Valves are mechanical devices that control the flow and pressure of liquids, gases, and slurries within a system. They are also known as regulators and are used in a wide variety of applications. Industrial valves vary greatly in size, design, function, and operation. There are several methods that can be used to classify valves including the control mechanism and valve function.

Industrial valves are a part of many daily- used machines and can perform a variety of functions. The three common valve functions include stopping and starting flow, throttling (control) flow, and acting as a non-return check for flow (check).

Stop/Start valves are used for systems that do not need the flow throttled. The valve opens to allow the flow and closes to stop flow. Throttle or control valves control the speed and capacity of flow through the system. Non-return or check valves control the direction of flow. Flow in the desired direction opens the valve, while flow in the oppose direction forces the valve closed. These valves are important for preventing backflow to systems in applications such as wastewater management.
Valve Components
Industrial valves can vary greatly in size and design but there are several basic components to valve functionality.Call our team at Hose & Couplings for Africa for high quality industrial valves for various industrial purposes. We offer the valves as well as the components and the fitting to get the fittings for the machinery.