Collection:Pneumatic Ball Valves
Pneumatic Ball Valves
Explore Tameson’s wide range of pneumatic ball valves from various global manufacturers. Pneumatic ball valves are used to control the flow of a media (liquid or gas) by means of a rotating ball with a bore. Pneumatic actuators control ball valves by converting compressed air energy to mechanical motion. The rotating ball is controlled and turned by a pneumatic actuator.
A pneumatic actuated ball valve can be broken down into two main components: the pneumatic actuator and the ball valve. They are mounted together typically with a standard flange adhering to ISO 5211. This allows both the pneumatic actuator and ball valve to be swapped out with another one with the same flange size. There are various flange sizes in the ISO 5211 standard, such as F03, F04, and F05. Ensure that the actuator uses the same flange size and diameter as the drive shaft.
A pneumatic actuator can either be single or double acting. A single-acting pneumatic actuator uses compressed air to rotate the ball in one direction and uses a spring to move it back to its normal position. A double-acting pneumatic actuator requires compressed air to move the ball in either direction. An air-actuated ball valve is a reliable solution and often a lower investment cost for larger valves than an electric ball valve.
There are various housings and sizes of pneumatic ball valves to allow you to find the right one for your application. Air-operated ball valves are commonly used to remotely control a fluid flow, like a water pipe or air hose. A pneumatic ball valve is one of the most common valves due to its simple operation, reliability, long service life, and wide range of application uses.