The Butterfly Valve Manufacturers have many different products that are used to control gas pressure. For instance, in the kitchen, we use this type of valve body for controlling grease from building up in the oven or to be used in the water heater.
However, when it comes to plumbing we tend to use the standard pipe sections that are supplied with the pipe fittings and the piping system. Therefore, if you would like to know more about the various types of this type of valve body, then read on.
These flexible pieces are made from steel, brass, or a combination of these materials and are available in several different configurations. For instance, some of the manufacturers offer sturdier models for use in heavy-duty applications, which are intended for situations such as connecting the kitchen sink to the bathroom shower or for controlling the amount of heat that can build up in the bathroom during the hot season.
On the other hand, some are suitable for use in applications where flexibility is not an issue, such as the standard seat and pipe configurations. In addition, there are two types of butterfly valve bodies, the flexible and the resilient. Knowing the differences between these two will help you decide what type of valve body is best for your specific application.
With the butterfly valves, there are two different types of housing arrangements. There are those which are known as disk types, those that are called cylinders, and then there are those that are known as flexible disks. Butterfly valve housings are available in both round and cylindrical designs. The round disk style is usually found with a single large valve body and several smaller valve bodies at the base of the housing. On the other hand, the cylinder housing has one large body with several smaller ones sitting atop the base.
The cylinder style is often mounted by using threaded fasteners on the top, sides, or even bottom. The other available option is to use a bolt that is threaded on the inside of the butterfly housing. However, this is not always the most desirable option. This is because the design of the housing tends to be fairly solid and rigid.
This is in contrast to the disk housing, which tends to have a more open design. Therefore, if there is a possibility of the valve body coming lose it is possible to apply additional sealing tape around the rim of the housing by using some silicone caulk or silicone roofing tape.
Another consideration to keep in mind is the butterfly valves stem seal. The stem seal is responsible for preventing the water from escaping the tank, but it is also responsible for keeping the valve stem seated at its proper position when the valve is closed.
The disk style does not feature a stem seal, therefore any water that can leak past the top of the housing and into the valve stem can cause the valve to become cracked. This means that the valve stem needs to be resealed regularly, especially if the valves are used heavily. The butterfly valves stem seal also makes it more difficult to keep the valve stem clean.