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butterfly valve Archives - Projectmaterials

What are valves, key types, ASTM cast and forged materials, dimensions and weights

Types of Valves Used in the Oil & Gas Industry

Learn about the different types of valves used in the oil and gas industry and their differences: API and ASME gate, globe, check, ball, and butterfly designs (manual or actuated, with forged and cast bodies). Briefly said, valves are mechanical devices used in piping applications to control, regulate and open/close the fluid’ s flow and… read more »

Butterfly Valve API 609 (Centric, Eccentric)

A butterfly valve is used to shut off or modulate the flow of a fluid (isolation and regulation). API 609 Centric butterfly valves (soft seated) are preferred to gate and ball valves for low-pressure and non-critical applications as they are cheaper, lighter and easier to install. Eccentric butterfly valves (double offset and triple offset valves) with… read more »

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