Valve News: Breaking Down the Benefits of Butterfly Valve VS. Ball Valve
At BKValve, we design a wide range of industrial valves, including butterfly, ball, gate, check and others, and each is designed to serve a distinctive and reliable purpose.
In this article, we will help you make the right purchase by breaking down all the benefits and competitive factors of our two most popular valves: butterfly and ball.
Here’s everything you need to know:
A butterfly valve is designed to regulate flow with its metal disc body that is closed into a perpendicular position to the flow, which allows intermediate rotations that regulate the flow of the liquid. These are commonly used in wastewater treatment plants, and agriculture. They are very similar to ball valves, but much more advantageous for their small size allows them to close and open very rapidly.
A butterfly valve tends to have a much more lightweight disc as compared to a ball valve, which ensures the need for much lesser structural support as compared to a ball valve. The most striking advantage is the accurate precision of the butterfly valve, which makes them a remarkable option for industrial units and practices. Needless to say, their low-maintenance needs make them much more reliable and dependable.
A ball valve is designed as a ball that features a hole, and it works by turning the handle of the valve to use the hole to block or open the flow of gas or liquid, allowing it to pass through when needed.
The most striking benefits of a ball valve is that it never fails to turn, despite of how much pressure is being exerted from the supply, and when opened, the ball will ensure that 100% of the gas and liquid is flowing through the valve. As compared to the butterfly valve, ball valves seal much more efficiently and safely, making them a better option for activities that involve controlling and allowing the flow of gas.
Choosing the Right Valve
It is essential to keep in mind that both, butterfly and ball valves are extremely affordable, reliable, sturdy and versatile. As qualified manufacturers of these valves, we urge you to understand that the scope and size of the task/project will determine the need for a particular valve, and it is best to get in touch with our experts for detailed information about your needs.