Explosion Proof 3-Piece Ball Valves offer a high degree of precision and reliability in a variety of challenging industrial applications. They are driven by a robust electric actuator, which converts electrical energy into mechanical torque and controls the rotation of the valve, thus regulating the flow of fluids. This ensures minimal fluid resistance and optimal flow control. The explosion-proof housing also effectively contains internal sparks and excessive heat generated by the actuator, preventing ignition of any flammable substances in the surrounding environment.
These valves are available in a variety of sizes and pressure ratings. They are designed for a wide range of temperature conditions and can be used with most corrosive fluids. Their live loaded stem design with blow out prevention and online adjustment capability ensures a tight seal and reliable operation even in harsh environments. The ISO 5211 mount pad enables a variety of actuator styles to be used with these valves.
A three-piece valve is more durable than a one or two-piece valve, and it can be easily maintained by simply unbolting the body caps. This is an advantage over a one-piece valve, which requires the entire line to be shut off when maintenance work needs to be done.
Depending on your application, you may need a different type of valve. For example, if you need to work with compressed air, you might want to choose a 3-piece valve with a polymer seat, which can reduce vibration and wear. You will also want to consider the number of connections you need at each end. For example, if you need to connect the valve to 6 inches of flange with an FF face, it may be more cost effective to purchase a 3-piece valve with double lock nuts instead of a single-lock nut.