Control valves are an essential part of any fluid handling system, and are used to control the flow of fluids by varying the size of the flow passage. This allows for direct control of the flow rate and the consequent control of process quantities such as pressure, temperature, and liquid level. Control valves are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit any application, and their precise operation is crucial to maintaining optimal system performance.
For maximum safety and protection, choose a control valve from a leading manufacturer like CPV Manufacturing. If you have questions or comments, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Types of Control Valves
1. What is a needle valve?
Needle valves are used to regulate high-pressure fluids and gasses within a pipeline. Hydraulic needle valves can be used to control water flow in both directions and they are similar to shut-off valves. However, the main difference between these two types of valves is how they’re designed.
The needle valve has a plunger design that closely resembles a sewing needle. This plunger control the flow of fluids or gasses with extreme precision. It also protects delicate gauges from sudden and extreme changes in pressure.
CPV Manufacturing makes needle valves in a variety of different materials. Stainless steel needle valves are popular because they are extremely durable, can withstand extreme temperatures, and require very little maintenance.
Beyond choosing the right material, CPV Manufacturing can also set up your valves to operate manually or automatically.
For more information on pneumatically operated needle valves, please view our Actuated Needle Valves page.
2. What is a shutoff valve?
Shutoff valves are designed to control the flow of fluids or gasses within a pipeline. These valves are popular among engineers because they are durable, easy to service, and safe to use.
Shutoff valves are used to block compressed air or fluids in an industrial automation process and they have many benefits. Industrial pipelines that use shutoff valves are easier to service and safer in the event of a safety risk or equipment failure. This is because they allow individuals to block air or gas flow in a certain section of the pipeline, without turning off the whole system.
These valves come in a variety of different sizes and materials, and can be used in many different industries. Because they are so common, it’s important to get the one that’s right for your business. Contact CPV Manufacturing today and we can help you find the right one for your needs.
For more information on pneumatically operated shutoff valves, please view our Actuated Shutoff Valves page.