The Difference Between Ball Valves, Check Valves And Ball Check Valves

Knowing The Uses of Your Valves 

When it comes to electricity, there are different sets of terminologies like in any other fields. These terminologies pain our heads but it is better if we know the basics or at least we have a little background about it. One most commonly used term in the field of electricity is the valve, and we have different types of it. 

Choosing The Right Valve For Your System 

One type of valve is the ball valve. Ball valve is a shut off valve that is commonly used to control the flow of water or air. The way of controlling the flow of water or air is through the use of a rotary ball having a bore. This rotating ball is designed with a quarter turn. This means that the medium can make the water or air flow or either blocked. This kind of valve is noted for long term use. 

Another valve we need to know is the check valve. Basically, a check is considered a one-way valve. This means that the flow can run one way. If there are circumstances that the flow will turn backward the valve will close automatically to protect the piping, other parts of the valve, the system, plumbs, etc. When used in a water system, if there is no check valve being installed  and the flows backward, a water hammer can occur. A water hammer occurs when there is a release of extreme force and can result in pipeline damage or damage in other components. 

On the other hand, there is a combination of the two which is called the ball check valve. This kind of valve is commonly used in pumping stations. A ball is installed inside the valve that moves up and down, and the ball will depend on the pump capacity. 

There are many other types of valves on the market, and each of them has their own uses and speciality, and in order to get the right one know what is exactly your purpose in purchasing one.