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When fluid, gas or fluid with suspended solids flows at the optimal pressure or higher in the pre-determined acceptable direction, it pushes the plug away from the seat. This creates a gap through which the process stream may flow. Read More…

Ball Check Valves The basics of check valve installation, whose characteristics ball check valves share, involve a disc, ball or cone-like plug to rest on the seat or passageway in the cross section of the valve, blocking the flow of materials.
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W. Des Moines,IA  |  515-224-2301

Our check valves are manufactured with the customer in mind. We believe in offering superior products and services every time. No matter whether you are looking for small or large valves, we can meet your every needs. It is our goal to offer excellent prices and service to each customer. Contact us to learn more today!

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Check-All Valve Manufacturing Company $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  800-783-7836

SVF Flow Controls is a leading manufacturer of ball valves, actuators and controls for all industrial applications. Other ball valve products include stainless steel ball valves, high pressure valves, industrial valves, steam valves, fire-safe ball valves and custom valves.

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SVF Flow Controls, Inc. $$$

Elmhurst, IL  |  630-941-7600

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of seven types of check valve, which include the Swing-Flex®, SURGEBUSTER®, Tilted Disc®, Dual Disc®, Swing Check and Silent Check® Valves; Cam-Centric® Plug Valves, American-BFV® Butterfly Valves, Ener•G® Ball Valves, nine types of Air Valves and Sure Seal Foot Valves. Buy American - buy the best - buy Val-Matic!

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Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. $$$

Mills River, NC  |  800-338-0404

Smart Products USA offers fully customizable check / pressure relief valves in 43+ size / style options. All valves are one-way and made to order by 9+ plastic body materials, 7+ o-ring materials, and opening pressures from 0.09 - 20 PSI. Ideal for liquid or gas applications, Smart Products USA valves are in every industry, economical, FDA & NSF compliant, corrosion resistant, and able to withstand operating temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 400°F - depending on materials specified.

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Smart Products USA, Inc. $$$

Mundelein,IL  |  847-566-5700

Smart Products USA offers fully customizable check / pressure relief valves in 43+ size / style options. All valves are one-way and made to order by 9+ plastic body materials, 7+ o-ring materials, and opening pressures from 0.09 - 20 PSI. Ideal for liquid or gas applications, Smart Products USA valves are in every industry, economical, FDA & NSF compliant, corrosion resistant, and able to withstand operating temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 400°F - depending on materials specified.

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Wandfluh of America, Inc. $$$
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When this forward flowing pressure drops and downstream pressure reaches the valve, the disc, cone or ball is quickly pressed back into place. A tight seal is created that prevents backwash. Ball check valves serve this purpose in a variety of forms, including free floating or spring-loaded balls. They are generally manufactured from simple, inexpensive metallic or plastic materials, although specialized ball check valves are also available. For example, ball check valves in high-pressure HPLC pumps used in analytical chemistry have a ball of synthetic ruby, a hard and chemically resistant substance.

Ball check valves are used in spray devices, dispenser spigots, manual and other pumps and refillable dispensing syringes. Because they are durable, versatile, cheap and easy to use and repair, ball check valves are very common. They can be used as independent backflow preventatives or be part of a multi-plug product, like double check valve. Specialized plug systems, such as the pressure relief valve, may also include ball check valves.

Even miniature check valves, which can be as small as a quarter of an inch, often use ball plugs. As with all valve genres, many industries utilize ball check valves, including water treatment, medical, food and chemical processing, petrochemical and agriculture. Although ball check valves are common, many considerations must still be kept in mind before purchase of it or any other type of check valve.

Properly sized check valves are easily installed in pre-existing flow lines, using the dimensions of the pipe or tubing to determine the necessary size. But if the valve is too large or bulky, the pressure created by the process stream will not be able to open it, and an undersized apparatus will allow a continuous flow and never close. The materials of construction also impact the effectiveness of check valves. If incompatible materials are used, they will wear, erode or contaminate the process stream. However, with so many sizes and materials to choose from, proper research and preparation will guarantee a check valve that is appropriate.

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