Valve Categories

Automatic & Automated Valves

Automatic & Automated Valves

Many valve varieties come in automated and automatic configurations to control the flow of liquids and slurries at a predetermined flow rate.

Acid Resistant Valves

Acid Resistant Valves

Corrosion resisant valves used in applications where acid is present.

Cryogenic Valves

Cryogenic Valves

Used to process, store and transport cryogenic fluids and gasses including nitrogen, argon and liquid natural gas.

Double Bleed & Block Valves

Double Bleed & Block Valves

Double block and bleed valves are used for isolation and depressurization of section of line or pipe.

Float Valves

Float Valves

Float valves, also known as balltaps or ballcocks, are used for filling water tanks while avoiding overflow and backflow.

Freeze Protection Valves

Freeze Protection Valves

Freeze protection valves are precision thermally self-actuated valves for use in application such as solar systems and automobiles.

Gas Valves

Gas Valves

Gas valves are utilized for regulating, stopping, or starting gas flows in a variety of heating applications.

Subcategories
Gate Valves

Gate Valves

Also referred to as a sluice valve, a gate valve lifts a round or rectangular gate out of the path.

Globe Valves

Globe Valves

Globe valves consist of a movable disk-type element and a stationary ring seat in a generally spherical body.

Hand Operated Valves

Hand Operated Valves

Hand operated valves are engaged through a manual mechanism such as a lever, wheel or handle as opposed to actuation or motor control.

Hydraulic Valves

Hydraulic Valves

Hydraulic valves including proportional control valves, direction valves, cartridge valves and more.

Miniature Valves

Miniature Valves

Miniature valves are any style or type of valve manufactured for small scale application.

Needle Valves

Needle Valves

A needle valves have a relatively small orifice and a long, tapered seat, and a needle-shaped plunger on the end of a screw and are exact fits on the seat.

Nuclear Valves

Nuclear Valves

Valves manufactured for nuclear power plant environments, prototype reactors, shipboard propulsion systems, and electric generating plants.

Petrochemical Valves

Petrochemical Valves

Petroleum and fuel-handling valves as well as valves used at chemical and petrochemical plants in reactor emergency shut off, compressor kick-back and suction check functions.

Pilot Valves

Pilot Valves

Pilot valves are high pressure control valves commonly used in critical applications and can be set as push to activate or as a dead man's style switch.

Pinch Valves

Pinch Valves

Pinch valves are comprised of a fully ported or full bored design using a pinching effect to obstruct media flow in cement, chemical and waste water applications.

Plug Valves

Plug Valves

Plug valves are comprised of conically-tapered or cylindrical plugs rotated inside the valve body control media flow though the valve.

Subcategories
Pneumatic Valves

Pneumatic Valves

Pneumatic valves are used in a variety of applications including high speed combustion engines including high performance race engines.

Poppet Valves

Poppet Valves

Poppet valves (mushroom valves) generally operate on differential pressure for applications including tire valves as well as internal combustion and steam engines.

Push Button Valves

Push Button Valves

Push button valves are valves that have a usually hand operated button apparatus used to either relieve pressure or change flow.

Rotary Valves

Rotary Valves

Also known as an airlock valve, rotary valves are used in material handling applications.

Selector Valves

Selector Valves

Selector valves are designed to allow a single input to be designated to one of multiple outputs.

Solenoid Valves

Solenoid Valves

Often valves are classified according to how they are actuated, which is the case for solenoid valve

Shut-off Valves

Shut-off Valves

Shut-off valves are used to close a line and stop flow of materials. Shut-off valves can be manual or automated to operated at a preset condition.

Thermostatic Valves

Thermostatic Valves

Thermostatic valves are used for automatic temperature control in liquid cooling systems.

Vacuum Valves

Vacuum Valves

Vacuum valves are used for a variety of applications and come in ball valve, slide valve, vented ball valve, and many other valve type configurations.

Wafer Valves

Wafer Valves

Two way valve that can be opened or close to block fluid passage. Types of wafer valves include disc, check and butterfly valves.

International Valve Mfrs.

International Valve Mfrs.

This category contains a list of valve manufacturers from all over the globe.

Valve Distributors

Valve Distributors

A collection of valve distributors in the USA, searchable by state.