1. Ball Valve
Stainless steel ball valves control the fluid flow from one opening to the next by using a ball, which has a port in the center called the bore. These valves can either be manual or automatic. Stainless steel ball valves are easy to open and close. As the valve opens, the bore aligns with the pipeline opening, allowing the fluid to pass through the valve. When the valve is closed, the bore seats in the pipeline opening in a perpendicular position to block the fluid flow to pass through.
Stainless steel ball valves are considered as full bore quarter turn valves since they are operated at a 90-degree rotation in opening and closing the valve. With the quarter turn motion, stainless steel ball valves are quick-acting which minimizes the valve operation time and reduces wear and tear. However, there are some instances that a 360-degree rotation is more suitable in the applications.