Select and buy a manual 2-way ball valve online for your application. The 2-way ball valve is one of the most common valves on the market. It has 2 ports, an inlet and an outlet, and a ball with a bore in it. They are operated by a manual hand lever to turn the ball 90 degrees, which is why they are often called quarter turn ball valves or shut off valves. They are one of the most common valves due to their simple operation, reliability, long service life, and wide range of application uses. Various connection styles are available (threaded, flanged, etc.) for easy application installation. A threaded ball valve is the most common, as they are simply threaded into an existing assembly.
- Brass ball valves have brass as their housing material. They are very common, durable, and can be used with water, compressed air, oils, non-aggressive media, and much more. They commonly have water or gas approvals.
- Vented ball valves are designed for depressurizing machines and tools to provide a safer working environment. They have a small hole that vents out air on the outlet side, effectively depressurizing a compressed air system.
- Flanged ball valves are easily installed into an existing piping system or onto components with the equivalent flange.
- Hydraulic ball valves are used for hydraulic and high pressure applications. They provide a safe and reliable shut off control for these applications.
- PVC ball valves have PVC as their housing material. They are typically used for water management and irrigation applications as they are suitable for corrosive media (sea water), most acids and bases, salt solutions, organic solvents, and much more.
- Stainless steel ball valves have stainless steel as their housing material. They are typically used for aggressive and corrosive media. Stainless steel is also highly wear, temperature, and pressure resistant.
A 2-way ball valve has 2 ports, an inlet and an outlet, making it a straight ball valve. Therefore, media will only flow in one direction and they are considered inline ball valves with the rest of the assembly. If the valve is open (handle parallel to the pipe or hose), then the media will flow from the inlet, through the ball's bore, and out the outlet. If the valve is closed (handle perpendicular to the pipe or hose), then the media flow is shut off. Thanks to the quarter turn ball valve operation, they are easy to use and you can visually see if the valve is open or closed.
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