Collection:Electric Ball Valves
Collection: Electric Ball Valves
Select and buy a electric ball valve online for your application. Electric ball valves, also called a motorized ball valve, are used to control the flow of a media, liquid or gas, by means of a rotating ball with a bore. The rotating ball is controlled by an electric actuator that is capable of turning it. A ball valve is one of the most common valves due to their simple operation, reliability, long service life, and wide range of application uses.
- 2-way electric ball valves have 2 ports, an inlet and an outlet. The media flows from one direction to the other and the valve is used to open or close the flow. A 2-way ball valve is commonly called a shut off valve.
- 3-way electric ball valves have 3 ports. The bore in the ball is not straight, but rather in an L or T formation. This allows for various circuit functions (flow directions) for the valve. It can be used to distribute, mix, or divert flow in the desired direction. Therefore, any of the 3 ports can be an inlet or an outlet.
- Electric ball valve acccessories include ball valves with an ISO-top (suitable for an electric actuator).
An electric actuated ball valve can be broken down into two main components. The electric actuator (servo motor) and the ball valve. For a 2-way ball valve, the electric motor can turn the ball 90 degrees to be either fully open or fully closed. For a 3-way valve, the electric actuator can turn the ball between different circuits depending if it is an L-port or T-port ball valve. They are mounted together typically with a standard flange adhereing to ISO 5211. This allows both the electric actuator or ball valve to be swapped out with another one using the same flange size. There are various housings and sizes of electric ball valves to allow you to find the right one for your application.
An electric actuated ball valve can be controlled to be open or close (2-point or 3-point control) or modulating. A 2-point and 3-point control only requires the electric control valve to be powered on to open or close the valve completely. Once in the position, it does not require power. A modulating electric ball valve is capable of positioning the ball valve opening anywhere between 0 and 100%. Any of the control methods will provide a consistent performance in a robust package. Depending on the size of the valve and actuator, they can be fast acting ball valves for quick flow changes. Often times, there is a manual override feature to turn the valve encase of a power failure. A motorized ball valve is great for remote controlling and/or for an automated application. They are commonly used as an electric water ball valve or for heating units.
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