You would have known that globe valves are used to control the flow of gas or liquid. This operation is done by a movable plug or disc and it can be opened or closed by screwing it in or out. These days, you can find several brands that have started to manufacture this kind of valves. You have to spend some time in research and go for the best one with high quality. Without choosing the right brand, there are a lot of issues that you have to face after installing it in your company. The globe valve when moved against the flow of gas or liquid, it can stop the flow stream.
Therefore, it is an excellent thing to be used in the operation of steam. This globe valve is divided into three types and they are tee, wye and angle globe valve. Tee is the most common body type of globe valve and it has the lowest coefficient of flow and highest pressure drop. Angle valve is used to handle the slugging effect and it allows liquid to flow in 90 degree turn. Wye is another globe valve with a stem and seat placed at 45 degree angle. It offers the least flow resistance and used as an alternative for high pressure drop.
Now, you are going to know about some of the applications of this globe valve. Here you go!
- Fuel oil systems
- Turbine lube oil system
- Fuel oil system
- Boiler and main steam vents and drains
- Feedwater or chemical feed system
Since this valve is easy to maintain and resurface the seats, people prefer to use this to any other valves. This kind of valve is also used as a stop-check valve in the absence of its disc because of the great shutoff capability.