Collection:3-Way Hydraulic Ball Valves
Explore Tameson’s wide range of 3-way hydraulic ball valves from various global manufacturers. 3-way hydraulic ball valves provide flow direction control of hydraulic and heating oil up to a max...
3-Way Hydraulic Ball Valves
Explore Tameson’s wide range of 3-way hydraulic ball valves from various global manufacturers. 3-way hydraulic ball valves provide flow direction control of hydraulic and heating oil up to a maximum pressure of 500 bar (7252 psi). The connection ports available in this selection are inner (female) threaded and cutting rings in accordance with DIN EN ISO 8434-1.
A 3-way hydraulic ball valve has three ports. They are available in two design types: L-port and T-port. This refers to the bore design in the ball, which is the media flow path. With a 3-way ball valve T-port or L-port, it is possible to mix, distribute, or divert the media flow. A 3-way T-port valve can be used for mixing media from two inlets into a single outlet or for distributing one inlet to two outlets. By changing the position of the handle (90 degree or 180 degree), you can change the circuit function. The 3-way L-port ball valve is designed for flow direction control. The L-port valve has a 90 degree bore inside of the ball, hence the name L-port. An example of an application is to have two inputs from separate tanks and one output, and you want to only use one of the inputs but always the one output. L-port ball valves can have 90 degree or 180 degree handles. Ones with a 180 degree turn allow you to disconnect both inputs from the output, allowing for no flow. Therefore, it is important to know your bore design to ensure your desired media flow, as the ports can be in different positions. The pressure inlet for 3-way ball valves is typically on the center borehole to avoid leakage unless defined otherwise in the product specifications. There are 3-way ball valves with the pressure inlet on all three ports, which can be specified upon placing the order.