The field of control valves in the industry is extensive and of vital importance for the optimal operation of any fluid system. At Valfonta, we understand the importance of choosing the right valve, tailored to the specific needs of each application and the characteristics of the system where it will be installed.

Control valves are classified based on parameters such as the number of available ways and the specific functions they perform, relying on their unique characteristics. Each type of valve is designed to perform specific functions in a fluid system, such as regulating pressure, mixing fluids, or controlling temperature.

How do control valves work?

First of all, control valves are essential for fluid transport systems, since from there various safety measures can be implemented whose purpose is to safeguard the integrity of the machinery and the production process itself.

The operation of a fluid system is defined by the start, stop and direction processes in the management of liquids and gases.

This is where control valves allow pressure loads to be managed, so they can contain different numbers of passages according to the functions that are desired to be controlled in an industrial environment, such as pressure, the combination of fluids or temperature.

What types of control valves are on the market?

The control valves on the market can be classified according to the number of ways they have, so it is necessary to know the purpose of each of them and their different variations.

types of control valves on the market
  • Two-way valves: control valves that allow managing fluids in a single direction, as they consist of an inlet and an outlet, while the shutter closes or opens according to the system’s convenience. Two-way valves are the most rudimentary in the control valve market.

  • Three-way valves: they are specially designed to combine or mix components in industrial systems, making them essential in the manufacturing process of various products. These control valves consist of two normally closed pathways and one that is open, diverting and mixing the necessary fluids from there.

  • Four-way valves: These are the most complex control valves, and their design focuses more on temperature control. Their mechanical compression mechanism allows for the control of heating or cooling, and they are reversible as needed.

What do we offer at Valfonta regarding control valves?

Our C1 model control valve possesses the characteristic properties of conventional 2-way control valves. Additionally, our distinctive feature allows for the integration of a pneumatic actuator and the ability to operate in different environments and conditions.

If you, as a customer, are concerned about issues related to connecting a control valve, we offer various sizes and presentations to fully adapt to your system’s requirements. With the highest quality standards, our control valve can manage all types of fluids, such as liquids, gases, and vapors. It is also designed to be resistant to corrosive materials, pressure, and high temperatures.

Therefore, we invite you to consult our catalog and contact us for personalized advice to address any questions that may have arisen. Furthermore, if you wish to continue reading and improving your knowledge about selecting a control valve, stay tuned for the monthly posts on our blog.

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