Models & Types:
|ABR Consumption Table|
|Actuator Size||Air Pressure @ Actuator||CFM* @ 1 cycle/hr/FT³/min.|
|To obtain CFM required from compressor, multiply the chart CFM value times the number of required actuator cycles per hour. (1 cycle = 1 open, 1 close)|
|Example: For a 2.5 actuator using 50 PSI air pressure, with 12 cycles per hour required: Required CFM = .00115 x 12 = .0138 CFM.|
|*CFM is the cubic feet per minute of free air.|
Ball Valves Index Page -- Overview and links to all ball valves, actuators, and accessories. Possibly the page you were on prior to this one.
3" and 4" Air Actuated Ball Valves -- differ slightly from the actuators described above. Please click this link for details.
Series MBV -- True Blue Ball Valves -- Manual version of Plast-O-Matic's popular ball valve line; constructed with integral mounting lugs for easy addition of an actuator when needed. Features also include Trunnion design, reinforced shaft and PTFE thrust washer. 2-way and 3-way designs. Socket, threaded, flanged ends, NPT, BSP or Metric; customizing available.
Series EBV -- Actuated Ball Valves -- Electrically powered actuators for 2-way and 3-way ball valves, all sizes. Features Standard Manual Override.
Series ABV -- Actuated Ball Valves -- Pneumatically or hydraulically powered actuators for 2-way and 3-way ball valves, sizes 1/2", 3/4", and 1". Air x air and "fail safe" air x spring models available; converts easily between types. Manual override standard.
Series TMBV -- 3-way Manual Ball Valves -- Explanatory page for 3-way ball valves, all sizes. These are the valves that serve as the base for the actuated packages depicted on this webpage.
Series TEBV -- Electrically Actuated Ball Valves 3-Way Electrically-Actuated Ball Valves, for installations where compressed air or hydraulic power is not available or practical.
Series TABV & TABR -- Actuated Ball Valves -- Explanatory page for pneumatically or hydraulically actuated 3-way ball valves, all sizes. For actuator specifications, use the above links for the appropriate size.
Series LMBV -- Lateral Reducing Ball Valve -- Explanatory page for lateral reducing ball valves which simplify lateral connections.
Series Z-Vent MBV -- Vented Ball Valve for Sodium Hypochlorite -- Vented ball valve for sodium hypochlorite and other applications prone to outgassing.
Series LS -- Limit Stops -- For use with actuated ball valves.
Series SW -- Limit Switches -- For use with actuated ball valves.
Air-Operated Diaphragm Valves and Globe Valves- Perhaps your application requires more rapid shut-off, or you want to use line pressure to open the valve, or have other reasons you don't specifically want a ball valve. If so, True Blue ASO, BSD, or BSR is likely to meet your needs.
Online Pressure Drop Calculator -- Allows you to easily determine the probable pressure drop across a valve. Note: For comparison and illustrative purposes only; not to be relied on for system design.
5 Most Common Mistakes When Specifying Valves
Valve Pressure Loss & Flow - Q&A and Equations
(Explains Cv and Delta P, how to better specify valves, etc.)
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