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Ball Valve
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About Ball Valves

Ball valves are one of the most common valve types used in both residential plumbing and industrial processes. They are typically used for basic on/off service. For this reason they are referred to as shutoff valves, isolation valves, or stop valves. They are operated with a simple 90 degree turn (qurter-turn) of a sphere shaped obstructor or "ball". This ball has a hole through it to allow flow to pass through in one position, but stops the flow in the when rotated 90 degrees.

ball valve construction diagram

Series Description
Actuator Types
Conn. Type

Size Range
Max.
Pressure
Max.
Temp.
2-way Ball Valves
P2
Full Port PVC or CPVC 2-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT or Glue Socket

1/2" to 4"
232 PSIG (@ 73°F) PVC: 140°F
CPVC: 212°F
SM Full Port or w/ Trim Disc Brass (Ni plated or No-Lead) 2-way Ball Valve

Sure-mount Electric (On/Off or Modulating)
NPT

1/2" to 2"
360 PSI 158°F
101 Full Port, 2-piece, Nickel Plated Brass 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT

3/8" to 3"
900 PSIG
(depending on size)
300°F
21
Full Port, 2-piece, Stainless Steel 2-way Ball Valve
Manual
NPT

1/4" to 2"
1000 PSIG Max.
-20 to 400°F
282 Full Port, 2-piece, Brass 2-way Ball Valve

Manual
NPT

1/4" to 4"
29inHg Vac. to 600 PSIG (WOG)
29inHg Vac. to 150 PSIG (WSP)
up to 366°F
282LF Full Port, 2-piece, Lead Free Brass 2-way Ball Valve

Manual
NPT, Solder

1/2" to 2"
29inHg Vac. to 600 PSIG (WOG)
29inHg Vac. to 150 PSIG (WSP)
up to 366°F
250LF Full Port, 2-piece, Lead Free Brass 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT

1/2" to 2"
29inHg Vac. to 150 PSIG (WOG) up to 302°F
26 Full Port, 2-piece, 316SS 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT

1/4" to 3"
2000 PSIG
(depending on size)
400°F
36 Full Port, 3-piece, 316SS 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT, Socket Weld, or Tri-Clamp

1/2" to 4"
1000 PSIG 380°F
150F/300F Full Port, 2-piece, CS or SS 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
150 or 300 ANSI Flange

1/2" to 8"
150#: 275 PSI
300#: 700 PSI
TFM: 475°F
50/50: 525°F
HPF Full Port, 3-piece, Fire Safe, CS or SS 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT or Socket Weld with Heat Sink
1/2" to 4"
1/2" & 3/4": 3000 PSI
1" to 4": 2250 PSI
TFM: 450°F
50/50: 550°F
XLB Full Port, 2-piece, Ductile Iron PFA Lined 2-way Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
ANSI 150# Flange

1/2" to 6"
246 PSIG 400°F
V V-port Carbon or Stainless Steel 2-way Control Ball Valve

Electric, Pneumatic, (Call for Manual)
NPT, Socket Weld, Flanged, or Tri-Clamp

1/2" to 8"
varies by type varies by type
3-way Ball Valves
PTP
Full Port PVC 3-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT or Glue Socket
1/2" to 2"
232 PSI

140°F
31D Standard Port Brass 3-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT
1/4" to 3"
400 PSIG
100 WSP
320°F
33D Full Port Stainless Steel 3-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
NPT
1/4" to 2"
800 PSIG 400°F
30D Full Port Stainless Steel 3-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
TriClamp
1/2 " to 4"
1000 WOG 392°F
MPF Full Port Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel 3-way Ball Valve
Electric, Pneumatic, or Manual
ANSI Flange (150# or 300#)
1/2" to 6"
275 PSIG,
WCB 285 PSI
475°F
P2 Series

PVC & CPVC Actuated 2-way Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Full Port for unrestricted flow
  • True union ends
  • Patented Dual BlockĀ® system prevents vibrations or thermal expansion from causing back-off of union ends
  • Double o-ring stem seals with a safety shear point above the o-rings
  • Integrated mounting pad for actuators
  • Integrated support bracketing for anchoring
  • Valve seats have o-ring backing cushions to compensate for wear and prevent seizure of the ball
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: PVC or CPVC
  • Seals: Viton®, or EPDM
  • Seats: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded: 1/2" to 3"
  • Glue Socket: 1/2" to 4"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 140°F (PVC), 212°F (CPVC)
  • Max. Pressure: 232 PSIG
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve
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SM Series

Motorized 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Quick-mount electric actuator
  • External wire lead for simple installation
  • Manual override
  • (2) internal limit switches to indicate open and closed positions
  • Visual position indicator
  • One size actuator fits all valve sizes
Models
  • On/Off or Modulating
  • Full Port or with Flow Optimizer
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Nickel Plated or Lead Free Brass
  • Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (1/2" to 2")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temp: 158°F
  • Max. Pressure: 350 PSIG
  • see pressure/temperature curve
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101 Series

Ni Plated Brass Actuated 2-way Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Full Port for unrestricted flow
  • 2-piece body
  • ISO 5211 mounting pad for direct mount actuators
  • Compact assembly
  • Complete line of accessories
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Nickel Plated Brass
  • Ball & Stem: Brass
  • Seats & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded: 3/8" to 3"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: -4 to 300°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    925 PSIG (3/8" to 1/2")
    725 PSIG (3/4" to 1")
    580 PSIG (1 1/4" to 1 1/2")
    465 PSIG (2")
    365 PSIG (2 1/2" to 3")
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve
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21 Series

2-way Full Port Stainless Steel Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Silicone Free
  • Full Port for unobstructed flow
  • Investment cast 2-piece body
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Compact assembly
  • Locking device
Specifications

Materials

  • Body & End Cap: 351 SS
  • Ball & Stem: 316 SS
  • Stem Nut & Washer: 304 SS
  • Handle & Locking Device: 304 SS
  • Seats & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (1/4" to 2")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temp: 366°F
  • Max. Pressure: 1000 PSIG
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve
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282 Series

2-way Full Port Brass Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Full Port for unobstructed flow
  • Investment cast 2-piece body
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Compact assembly
  • Locking device available
  • Adjustable stem packing
  • 100% factory tested
Specifications

Materials

  • Body & End Cap: Brass
  • Ball: Chrome Plated Brass
  • Seats & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (1/4" to 4")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temp: 366°F
  • Pressure Range (WOG): 29inHg to 600 PSIG
  • Pressure Range (SWP): 29inHg to 150 PSIG
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282LF Series

Manual 2-way Full Port Lead Free Brass Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Full port ball drilling for unrestricted flow
  • Investment cast 2-piece lead free brass body
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Compact assembly
  • Locking device
  • Adjustable stem packing
  • 100% factory tested.
Specifications

Materials

  • Body & End Cap: Lead Free Brass
  • Ball: Chrome Plated Lead Free Brass
  • Seats & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (1/2" to 2")
  • Solder (1/2" to 2")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temp: 366°F
  • Pressure Range (WOG): 29inHg to 600 PSIG
  • Pressure Range (SWP): 29inHg to 150 PSIG
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250LF Series

Automated 2-way Full Port Lead Free Brass Ball Valves

lead free brass automated ball valves
Key Features
  • Full port ball drilling for unrestricted flow
  • Investment cast 2-piece lead free brass body
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Compact assembly
  • Locking device
  • Adjustable stem packing
  • 100% factory tested
Specifications

Materials

  • Body & Ball: Lead Free Brass
  • Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded: 1/2" to 2"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temp: 302°F
  • Max. Pressure: 150 PSIG
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26 Series

316SS Actuated 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Silicone Free
  • Full Port for unobstructed flow
  • Investment cast 2-piece body
  • Live-loaded Pyramidal stem seal design
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • High cycle stem design [details]
  • ISO 5211 mounting pad for direct mount actuators
  • Compact assembly
  • Complete line of accessories
Specifications

Materials

  • Body, Ball, & Stem: 316 SS
  • Seats: RPTFE
  • Stem Seals: PTFE, Viton®, or RPTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (1/4" to 3")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 400°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    2000 PSIG (1/4" to 1")
    1500 PSIG (1 1/4" to 2")
    1000 PSIG (2 1/2" to 3")
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve

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36 Series

316SS Actuated 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Silicone Free
  • Full Port for unrestricted flow
  • Live-loaded Pyramidal stem seal design
  • High cycle stem design [details]
  • ISO 5211 mounting pad for direct mount actuators
  • 3-piece body with "swing-out" center for easy repair
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Seats: RPTFE

End Connections

  • NPT Threaded (3/8" to 3")
  • Socket Weld (3/8" to 3")
  • Tri-clamp (1/2" to 4")

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Tempurature: 400°F
  • Max. Pressure: 1000 PSIG
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve
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150F/300F Series

ANSI Flanged Actuated 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Floating ball and protected seat design
  • Spiral wound body gasket with secondary metal to metal seal
  • O-ring reinforced stem packing; live loaded, 3 stages
  • Vented ball
  • Pressure equalizing seat design
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Seats: TFM or 50/50

End Connections

  • 150# ANSI Flange: 1/2" to 8"
  • 300# ANSI Flange: 1/2" to 8"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature:
    TFM: 475°F
    50/50: 525°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    150#: 275 PSI
    300#: 700 PSI
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve


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HPF Series

Fire-Safe High Pressure Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Fire Safe Certified to API 607 4th Edition
  • Three piece design with swing out body for easy access to internal components
  • Dual body seals are fully contained and protected
  • Anti-static grounding device
  • Blow-out-proof stem with superior seal design
  • High-strength stem with parallel head for positive ball position indication
  • Secure body bolting: bolts are fully encapsulated and secure directly into tapped holes in the body
  • ISO 5211 actuator mounting pad
  • Weld-in-place: heat sink construction allows welding of fully assembled valve without damaging the seats
  • Vented Ball: 1/8" hole drilled into stem slot to prevent excessive pressure build-up in cavity while valve is in open position


Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Seat: TFM or 50/50 SS/PTFE

End Connections

  • NPT: 1/2" to 4"
  • Socket Weld: 1/2" to 4"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature:
    TFM:
    450°F
    50/50: 550°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    1/2" & 3/4": 3000 PSIG
    1" to 4": 2250 PSIG
  • see Pressure/Temperature curve
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XLB Series

PFA Lined Actuated 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Low Torque - Smaller actuators, reduced costs, space and weight saving
  • Full port for unrestricted flow
  • ISO 5211 mounting pad for direct mount actuators
  • PFA liner on ALL wetted parts
  • PFA liner is "Locked-in" to body, ball, & stem
  • Rugged & versatile
  • Anti-blowout stem
  • Innovative atmospheric seal provides added protection and safety
  • Superior body joint technology
  • Reliable for vacuum services
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Ductile Iron PFA Lined (SS as special order)
  • Ball & Stem: PFA Lined Stainless Steel
  • Seats & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • 150# ANSI Flange: 1/2" to 6"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature:
    400°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    246 PSI
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V Series

V-Port Actuated 2-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Higher flow capacities and excellent repeatability
  • Bubble-tight shut-off
  • Controllable flow rates
  • Non-clogging flow streams for general and slurry applications
  • Self-compensating live-loaded stem packing
  • Maintenance is as easy as changing a standard seat
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Ball & Stem: Stainless Steel
  • Seats & Seals: TFM, 50/50, or PTFE

End Connections

  • Flanged: 1/2" to 8"
  • NPT or Socket Weld: 1/2" to 4"
  • Tri-Clamp: 1/2" to 4"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature:
    varies with valve body style
    Max. Pressure:
    varies with valve body style

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PTP Series

Actuated 3-way PVC Ball Valves

Key Features
  • True union at all three ports
  • Full port design
  • Positive shutoff of any of the three ports
  • T-port or L-port configuration. (specifier must select one)
  • Blocking seat supports at all three ports
  • Smooth machined ball to minimize wear on valve seats
  • O-ring backing cushions to compensate for wear and prevent seizure of the ball
  • Shear point above the o-ring to maintain system integrity in the unlikely event of a stem breakage
  • DUAL BLOCK® union nut locking mechanism
  • Optional feature to allow the valve position to be secured with a padlock
  • Handle incorporates removable tool for adjustment of the threaded carrier
  • Stem indication of port location and ball position
  • Integrally molded mounting flanges for support and actuation

Specifications

Materials

  • Body: PVC
  • Seats: PTFE
  • Seals: EPDM or Viton®

End Connections

  • NPT: 1/2" to 2"
  • Glue Socket: 1/2" to 2"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 140°F
  • Max. Pressure: 232 PSI
  • see pressure/temperature curve
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31D Series

Brass Actuated 3-way Ball Valves

Key Features
  • Standard port
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Live-loaded Pyramidal stem seal design
  • Integrated mounting pad for actuators
  • Compact assembly
  • Complete line of accessories
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Brass
  • Seats: PTFE
  • Seals: PTFE
  • Stem O-ring: Viton®

End Connections

  • NPT: 1/4" to 3"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 320°F
  • Max. Pressure: 400 PSI
  • see pressure/temperature curve
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33D Series

316SS Actuated 3-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Silicone Free
  • Full Port for unrestricted flow
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Live-loaded Pyramidal stem seal design
  • Integrated mounting pad for actuators
  • Compact assembly
  • Complete line of accessories
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Seats: RPTFE
  • Seals: RPTFE

End Connections

  • NPT: 1/4" to 2"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 400°F
  • Max. Pressure: 800 PSIG
  • see pressure/temperature curve
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30D Series

Sanitary 316SS Actuated 3-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • Silicone Free
  • 3A approved
  • Sanitary clamp end connections
  • Seats with cavity fillers to avoid media entrapment
  • Full port bore
  • ISO 5211 direct mount actuator mounting pad
  • Blow-out proof stem
  • Latch locking handle
  • Electric or pneumatic actuators available
  • Solenoid valves and limit switches available
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: 316 Stainles Steel
  • Seat & Seals: PTFE

End Connections

  • Tri-Clamp: 1/2" to 4"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Tempurature: 392°F
  • Max. Pressure: 1000 WOG
  • see pressure/temperature curve
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MPF Series

ANSI Flanged Actuated 3-way Ball Valve

Key Features
  • One piece stem and ball trunnion support design
  • Full port for unrestricted flow
  • Three seat design maintains proper ball position
  • Actuator mounting pad
  • Anti-static grounding device
  • Open and closed locking device for positional safety lockout
  • Flow plans for T & L ports can be field rearranged to meet many other flow plans
Specifications

Materials

  • Body: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
  • Seats & Seals: TFM

End Connections

  • 150# ANSI Flange: 1/2" to 6"
  • 300# ANSI Flange: 1 1/2" to 6"

Temperature and Pressure

  • Max. Temperature: 475°F
  • Max. Pressure:
    150#: 250 PSI
    150#: 700 PSI
  • see pressure/temperature curve

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