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3-way ball valves

Select and buy a manual 3-way ball valve online for your application. The 3-way ball valve is used for mixing, distributing, or diverting media as it has 3 ports. They are operated by a manual lever to open and close the desired ports. They are... Read more Read more

3-way ball valves

3-way ball valves

Select and buy a manual 3-way ball valve online for your application. The 3-way ball valve is used for mixing, distributing, or diverting media as it has 3 ports. They are operated by a manual lever to open and close the desired ports. 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, cutting ring, etc.) for easy application installation.

Other main selection criteria for manual 3-way ball valves include: L-port or T-port, housing material, connection size, seal material, pressure rating, and temperature rating.

  • 3-way 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, making them excellent 3 way water or gas control valves.
  • 3-way hydraulic ball valves are used for hydraulic and high pressure applications. They provide a safe and reliable flow control for these applications.
  • 3-way 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.

3-way

A 3-way ball valve has 3 ports. There are 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 do mixing, distribution, or diverting of the media flow. Therefore, it is important to know your bore design to ensure your desired media flow is possible 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, unelss defined otherwise in the product specifications. These 3-way manual valves are handle operated. Turning the handle a quarter turn will change the direction of the flow based ont he circuit (bore design). Valves are also available with an ISO 5211 top, allowing you to mount an electrical or pneumatic actuator to the 3-way valve.

For additional information to select a ball valve, read our technical article or contact customer support.