The industrial valve market is of immense importance for industrial development. Nowadays, there is a wide variety of control valves to choose from, depending on the type of application to be fulfilled or the characteristics of the system where they are to be installed.

In this sense, the types of control valves are defined by parameters such as the number of ways they have or the operation inherent to their characteristics.

From this premise, it is necessary to analyse how a fluid system works to identify the corresponding control valve.

How do control valves work? 

First, control valves are essential for fluid transport systems, since they can be used to implement various safety measures aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the machinery and the production process itself.

The operation of a fluid system is defined by the starting, stopping, and steering processes in the handling of liquids and gases.

This is where control valves allow pressure loads to be managed, so they can contain different quantities of pathways according to the functions to be controlled in an industrial environment, such as pressure, fluid combination or temperature.

What types of control valves are available 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.

  • Two-way valves: control valves that allow fluids to be managed in one direction only, as they are composed of an inlet and an outlet, while the obturator closes or opens according to the convenience of the system. Two-way valves are the most rudimentary in the control valve market.

  • Three-way valves are specially designed to combine or mix components in industrial systems, and are therefore essential in the manufacturing process of different products. These control valves consist of two ways that are normally closed and one that is open, and from there, divert and mix fluids as needed.

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

tipos de válvulas de control en el mercado

What do we offer in Valfonta regarding control valves? 

Our control valve model C1 has the characteristic properties of conventional 2-way control valves, but in addition to this, our distinctive touch allows the integration of a pneumatic actuator and the possibility to operate in different environments and conditions.

If you as a customer are concerned about the connection of a control valve, we have a variety of sizes and designs to fully adapt to your system requirements. With the highest quality standards, our control valve can handle all types of fluids, such as liquids, gases, and vapours.

It is also designed to be resistant to corrosive materials, pressure and high temperatures. Therefore, we invite you to consult our catalogue and to contact us to receive personalized advice and to resolve any doubts you may have.

Moreover, if you wish to continue reading and expanding your knowledge about how to select a control valve, you only have to pay attention to the monthly publications of our blog.