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ball valve

n.
A valve regulated by the position of a free-floating ball that moves in response to fluid or mechanical pressure.
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ball valve

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a one-way valve consisting of a metal ball with a cylindrical hole fitting into a concave seat over an opening
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ball′ valve`


n.
a plumbing valve that regulates the flow of a fluid by means of a ball that moves into or out of the valve opening.
[1830–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ball valve - any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ballball valve - any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
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Among the valve types illustrated are the company's cast and stainless three-piece trunnion ball valves in sizes 2-48 inches and classes 15 through 2500 and cast and stainless two-piece trunnion ball valves in sizes 2-36 inches and classes 150 through 2500.
These flange-type two-port ball valves are designed to provide a simple way to install a two-port ball valve in a circuit that uses any SAE four-bolt flange-mounting pattern.
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Conval recently introduced the Camseal[R] line of zero leakage, N-stamped, metal-seated ball valves. The new ball valve is said to represent the next generation in ball valves featuring zero leakage the body, seat and stem.
Hercules[R] Wildcat'r[TM] Series 37-750 Ductile Iron Ball Valves from R&M Energy Systems feature heavy-duty construction to ensure dependability and long life in a variety of flow control applications.
R&M Energy Systems offers literature describing the further expansion of its Hercules[R] QT[TM] Series 37-330 Ball Valves, one series from the complete Hercules Ball Valves line.
KF Industries offers a 24-page brochure devoted to its P3 series of ball valves. KF Industries began in 1962 as a contract shop for local valve and oilfield equipment manufacturers.
R&M Energy Systems says its new Hercules[R] Wildcat'r[TM] Series 37-750 Ductile Iron Ball Valves feature heavy-duty construction intended to ensure dependability and long life in a variety of flow control applications.