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What is the difference between butterfly valve and ball valve

What is the difference between butterfly valve and ball valve? The butterfly valve has a simple structure and a wider application range. The ball valve is only suitable for fluid medium pipelines without particulate impurities; the ball valve has better sealing performance and higher cost. In one sentence, the difference between butterfly valves and

lug type butterfly valve, ductile iron, center lined,

lug type butterfly valve, ductile iron, center lined,

ball valves in use is that small-diameter ball valves are selected, and large-diameter butterfly valves are used.
Under normal circumstances, it is more cost-effective to choose threaded ball valves for small diameters below DN50, while ball valves above DN50 are generally flanged. Because of the processing technology and materials, the price is more expensive.
The sealing performance of the ball valve and its own flow characteristics make it widely used in the paper industry, natural gas industry and high-pressure fields.
Butterfly valves are usually used in large diameter occasions above DN50. Compared with ball valves, butterfly valves have simpler structure and relatively low price. They are generally used in working conditions below PN16. Of course, the applicable pressure of metal-sealed eccentric butterfly valves can reach PN40. . However, the sealing performance of butterfly valves is worse than that of ball valves.

pneumatic V type ball valve

pneumatic V type ball valve

The biggest difference between a butterfly valve and a ball valve is that the opening and closing part of the butterfly valve is a disc-shaped butterfly plate, and the opening and closing part of the ball valve is a round sphere. The opening and closing methods of the two are the same. The butterfly plate of the butterfly valve and the spool sphere of the ball valve rotate around the axis of the valve stem to realize the opening and closing of the valve. The sealing surfaces of butterfly valves and ball valves are also different. The seat sealing surface of butterfly valves is an annular cylinder, while the seat sealing surface of ball valves is spherical.
The butterfly valve is characterized by very fast opening and closing, very simple structure, relatively low cost, and suitable for large-diameter valves. The disadvantage is that the sealing performance and pressure-bearing capacity are poor. The ball valve has good sealing performance and is suitable for fluid media without particles and impurities, with strong pressure resistance and low pressure loss. The disadvantage is that the cost is high, the price is expensive, and limited by its own volume and opening and closing resistance, it cannot be made large.

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What are the commonly used valves

The valve is a pipeline accessory, used to open and close the pipeline and control the flow of fluid medium in the pipeline. The functions of the valve in the pipeline include cut-off, regulation, diversion, prevention of reverse flow, stabilization, diversion or overflow and pressure relief. There are many types of valves. As the control components of fluid control systems, from the simplest butterfly valves and gate valves to the various valves used in extremely complex automatic control systems, there are many varieties and specifications.

ductile iron, DI, butterfly valve, manufacturer, center line, TH valve

ductile iron, DI, butterfly valve, manufacturer, center line, TH valve

Valves can be used to control the flow of various types of fluids, such as air, water, steam, various corrosive media, mud, oil, liquid metal, and radioactive media. The application range covers various industries. Although there are many types of valves, what are the commonly used valves? This article introduces you one by one:

There are five types of commonly used valves: butterfly valves, gate valves, check valves, ball valves, and stop valves.

Butterfly valve:
The butterfly valve, also known as the flap valve, is a simple and easy-to-use regulating valve. The butterfly plate in the body of the butterfly valve is the closing part of the valve, which is in the shape of a disc. The working principle is that the butterfly plate rotates around the valve shaft to realize the valve. Open and close, usually, the butterfly plate is driven by the valve stem and rotates 90° to complete one opening and closing, and achieve the purpose of interception. If you change the deflection angle of the butterfly plate, it can also be used as a flow control. Under normal circumstances, butterfly valves are often used for on-off control of low-pressure pipeline media.
Wafer butterfly valve and flange butterfly valve are the two connection forms of butterfly valve. The butterfly valve is suitable for making large-diameter valves, suitable for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, city gas, cold and hot air, chemical smelting and power generation, environmental protection, building water supply and drainage, etc. It is used to regulate and cut off the flow of media on the pipelines that transport various corrosive and non-corrosive fluid media in the system.

gate valve:

non-rising-stem-gate-valve-IS&Y

non-rising-stem-gate-valve-IS&Y

Gate valves are usually used for interception in pipeline systems. Its opening and closing parts are gates. The movement direction of the gate is perpendicular to the direction of the medium flow in the pipeline. The gate rises and the valve opens to realize the flow of the pipeline medium; the gate falls, The valve is closed, and the flow of the pipeline medium is cut off. The gate valve can only be fully opened or fully closed to cut off the flow of the medium, and cannot be used for adjustment and throttling. Therefore, the gate valve is generally used to keep the gate valve gate plate fully open and fully closed, and is used in a pipeline environment that does not need to be opened and closed frequently.
According to the structure of the gate, the gate valve can be divided into two types: wedge gate valve and parallel gate valve. Wedge gate valves can be divided into three types: single gate valve, double gate valve and elastic gate valve.

Check valve:
The check valve is also a list valve or check valve, which is an automatic valve, which

double-wing-check-valve-3

double-wing-check-valve-3

means that the check valve works automatically and does not require manual operation. When the medium flows through the check valve, under the pressure impact of the fluid medium, the check valve The valve flap of the return valve opens automatically and the medium passes through; after the medium flow is cut off, the valve flap automatically closes under the force of its own spring device to prevent the medium from flowing back and backflow.
Check valves are only suitable for installation in pipelines where the medium flows in one direction. The main function is to prevent the medium from flowing backwards, to prevent the pump and drive motor from reversing, and to discharge the container medium.

Globe valve:
The globe valve, also known as the shut-off valve, is a forced-sealing valve. That is to say, unlike the automatic operation of a check valve, the shut-off valve must apply pressure to the disc when it is closed to force the sealing

globe valve body

globe valve body

surface to not leak. When the medium enters the valve from below the disc, the flow direction changes, so the resistance that needs to be overcome to close the shut-off valve is the friction between the valve stem and the packing, as well as the thrust generated by the pressure of the medium, and the force to close the valve. The force is larger than that of opening the valve, so the diameter of the valve stem should be larger, otherwise the valve stem will bend failure. The flow resistance of the stop valve is higher than other valves.
The shut-off valve can be used to cut off the medium like a gate valve, but more often, people use the shut-off valve to adjust the flow.

Ball valve:
The ball valve evolved from the rotary valve. It is the same as the butterfly valve in that it also needs to be rotated 90 degrees to open and close. The difference is that the butterfly

ball valve (8)

ball valve (8)

valve is a butterfly plate, and the cock of the ball valve is a sphere, with a circular through hole or channel passing through its axis.
The ball valve can cut off, distribute and change the flow direction of the medium in the pipeline, and only need to rotate 90 degrees and a small torque can be closed tightly. Therefore, the ball valve is most suitable for use as a switch and shut-off valve. At present, it has been widely used in petroleum refining, long-distance pipeline, chemical industry, papermaking and other industries.

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The difference between a float valve and a ball valve

The difference between a float valve and a ball valve, the principle of the float valve | diagram
Float valve is a product of liquid level measurement and control. It is constructed by several main components such as valve body, piston, connecting rod and floating ball, and uses the principle of leverage to make the valve open or block. In the simplest way, it is like a flush toilet at home, and the water supply device used on it has this structure.
The difference between float valve and ball valve:

electric ball valve

electric ball valve

The ball valve is a kind of valve, which refers to the valve core (sealing part) of the valve with a spherical structure, which is used in the pipeline to block air or water flow; the float valve is because one end of the switch lever is a hollow sealing ball, Automatically control the opening and closing of the valve through the buoyancy of the liquid. One word difference is very different.

The working principle of the float valve|Illustration:
The float valve floats must always float on the water. When the water surface rises, the float also rises. When the

principle of the float valve diagram

principle of the float valve diagram

water level of the water tank is low, the floating ball decreases with the water level, and the piston in the valve body is pulled out through the connecting rod of the fixed floating ball, so that the valve body and the piston are hollowed out, so that the tap water can enter the water tank; when the water level of the water tank is set When the height position is high, the force generated by the floating ball as the water level rises pushes the piston in the valve body into the valve body through the connecting rod. Because the top of the piston is equipped with a sealing rubber gasket, the water outlet in the valve body is processed relatively flat and smooth. When the buoyancy of the floating ball exceeds the pressure of the tap water, the piston with the sealing rubber gasket and the water outlet in the valve body are tightly sealed, and the tap water is closed by the floating ball valve.
Floating ball valve function: control the water level of the pool or water tank not to exceed a certain set value, and the valve can only be opened within a set time period. Floating ball valve is applicable: used in the reservoir system of the tap water supply pipe network to avoid opening the reservoir inlet valve during peak water consumption and reduce the pressure of the water supply pipe network. The valve can only open when the water is low.
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Ball valve installation and maintenance methods

Ball valve installation:
1. It must be confirmed that the pipeline and valve have been cleaned before operation.
2. The actuator operation of the valve drives the valve stem to complete rotation according to the size of the input signal: when it rotates 1/4 turn (900) in the forward direction, the valve is closed. When the reverse rotation is 1/4 turn (900), the valve opens.

fixed ball valve

fixed ball valve

3. When the direction indicator arrow of the actuator is parallel to the pipeline, the valve opens; when the arrow is perpendicular to the pipeline, the valve closes.
Ball valve repair:
Longer service life and maintenance-free time will depend on several factors: under normal working conditions, maintaining a harmonious temperature/pressure ratio, and reasonable corrosion data. Note: When the ball valve is closed, the fluid pressure in the valve body It still exists. Before maintenance, remove the pipeline pressure and leave the valve in the open position. Before maintenance, disconnect the power supply or air supply. Before maintenance, disconnect the actuator from the bracket.

electric ball valve

electric ball valve

1. Packing lock If the packing culvert is slightly leaking, the valve stem nut must be locked. Note: Do not lock, usually lock 1/4 ring to 1 ring, the leakage will stop.
2. Replace the valve seat and seal
A. Disassembly Keep the valve in the half-open position to flush out the dangerous substances that may exist inside and outside the valve. Close the ball valve, remove the bolts and nuts of the flanges on both sides, and completely remove the valve from the pipeline. Disassemble the drive device-actuator, connecting bracket, lock washer, stem nut, butterfly shrapnel, glam, wear-resistant sheet, stem packing in order. Remove the body cover connecting bolts and nuts, separate the valve cover from the valve body, and remove the valve cover gasket. Make sure that the valve ball is in the “off” position. This will make it easier to take it out of the valve body, and then remove the valve seat. Gently push the valve stem down from the hole in the valve body until it is completely taken out, and then take out the O-ring and packing ring. Note: Please operate carefully to avoid scratching the surface of the valve stem and the packing seal of the valve.
B. Reassembly Clean and inspect the parts under investigation. It is strongly recommended to replace the valve seat and bonnet gaskets and seals with spare parts kits. Reverse the order of disassembly and assembly. Use the specified torque to tighten the flange bolts crosswise. Tighten the nut with the specified torque. After installing the actuator, rotate the valve stem to drive the valve core to rotate the corresponding input signal to make the valve open and close. If possible, after installing the pipeline, test the sealing pressure and performance of the valve according to the standard.
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Electric ball valve-metal seated vs soft-seated type

What is the difference between an electric hard-sealed ball valve and an electric soft-sealed ball valve?
There are many types of ball valves, and the corresponding working conditions are different according to the structure, connection method and valve body material. However, in all types of ball valves, the sealing form is only divided into two categories: soft seal and hard seal. Since the sealing materials used are different, the performance characteristics of the products are different, so the applicable working conditions are naturally different.

electric ball valve

electric ball valve

1. From the price point of view, compared with the electric hard-sealed ball valve, the price of the electric soft-sealed ball valve will be cheaper and the cost will be lower!
2. In terms of material, electric hard-sealed ball valves use metal seats, mostly stainless steel + cemented carbide, with high machining accuracy and process technology requirements, and a wide range of applications. They can be used in normal temperature, low temperature, and high temperature and high pressure conditions. Electric soft-sealed ball valve, the valve seat is divided into fluoroplastics, rubber, resin and other types, mostly used in normal pressure and normal temperature, normal pressure and low temperature conditions.

3. From the structural mechanism
(1) The electric soft sealing ball valve is easy to achieve better sealing effect, and is resistant to corrosion, acid and alkali; the disadvantage is that it is not resistant to high temperatures, the sealing surface is easy to wear, and the mechanical properties are relatively poor. (Used for occasions with high sealing requirements, or corrosive media, and no particles at room temperature and pressure.)
(2) Electric hard-sealed ball valve is the opposite, which can withstand high temperature, abrasion resistance, and has good mechanical properties. The disadvantage is that the sealing performance of this type of seal is poor. (Generally, it is recommended to use hard-sealed ball valves for media that contain solid particles or wear and whose temperature is higher than 250 degrees.)
4. From the level of valve leakage, hard-sealed valves: Generally, they are Class V, and can reach Class VI as high as possible. Soft-seal valve: generally VI grade. The biggest problem with soft-seal valves is poor wear resistance. After using for a period of time, if there are solid impurities in the liquid medium, the valve seat may be worn, which will increase the leakage and decrease the sealing performance.

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Schematic diagram of electric ball valve structure

The electric ball valve has a simple structure and is composed of a few parts. It has the advantages of small size, light weight, small installation size, small driving torque, easy operation and agility, and it can be quickly opened and closed only by rotating 90°. It has a good flow regulating effect and sealing characteristics; in the application range of large and medium caliber, medium and low pressure, the electric ball valve is one of the leading valves, and it is mainly used to cut off, distribute and change the flow direction of the medium in the pipeline. When the electric ball valve is fully opened, there is no resistance when the medium flows through the ball core port, so the pressure drop that occurs through the valve is very small, so it has better flow control characteristics.

O type ball valve O shaped ball core

O type ball valve O shaped ball core

Electric ball valve structure: There are many types of electric ball valves, which are generally divided into two categories according to different structural forms, namely O-shaped structure and V-shaped structure. The valve ball openings of the two are different, and the application is also different. O-type is generally suitable for shutting off. Use, occasionally adjust, but V-type is more suitable for adjustment (large adjustable ratio).

O-type ball valve structure:
The O-shaped ball valve is equipped with a ball with a middle through hole inside the valve body. A through hole with the same diameter as the pipe diameter is opened on the ball. When it is fully opened, it is a non-block valve with a large flow capacity and no directionality when fluid enters the valve. The sphere can rotate in the sealing seat, and there is a ring-shaped elastic body on both sides of the pipeline direction to achieve sealing. By rotating the ball 90°, the direction of the through hole can be changed, thereby realizing the opening and closing of the ball valve. ,

V-shaped ball valve structure:

V type ball valve, V-shaped ball core

V type ball valve, V-shaped ball core

The V-shaped ball valve core has a V-shaped structure. The valve core is a 1/4 spherical shell with a V-shaped gap. With the rotation of the ball, the opening area changes, but the shape of the opening surface is always triangular, and the flow characteristics are similar. Percentage, the adjustable ratio is large. It has the characteristics of large flow capacity, large adjustable range, shearing force, and tight closing. It is especially suitable for working conditions where fluid materials are fibrous. Generally, V-type ball valves are single-sealed ball valves. Not suitable for bidirectional use.
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Electric flange ball valve installation instructions

The working principle of the electric flange ball valve is to open and close the valve through the power drive and rotate the valve stem. It has the characteristics of light switch, small size, reliable sealing, simple structure and convenient maintenance. Due to the sealing surface and spherical surface of the electric flange ball valve Often in the closed state, it is not easy to be eroded by the medium, and it is widely used in various industries. As for the correct installation of the electric ball valve is related to the operating conditions of the working conditions and the safety during use, the user should understand the instructions for use.

electric V type ball valve

electric V type ball valve

1. Preparation before installation
1. The front and back pipelines of the electric flange ball valve have been prepared. The front and rear pipes should be coaxial, and the sealing surfaces of the two flanges should be parallel. The pipeline should be able to bear the weight of the ball valve, otherwise the pipeline must be equipped with proper support.
2. Purge the pipelines before and after the valve to remove the oil, welding slag and all other impurities in the pipe belt.
3. Check the mark of the ball valve to find out that the ball valve is intact. Fully open and close the valve several times to verify that it is working properly.
2. Installation method and steps of electric flange ball valve
1. Remove the protective covers on both sides of the flange, and rinse and clean with the valve fully opened.
2. Check the valve hole, and then clean the valve hole. Flush and remove all accumulated impurities in the pipeline (these substances may damage the valve seat and ball).
3. During installation, please do not use the valve stem or handle (handwheel) part of the valve as a fulcrum for lifting objects to avoid collapse and other accidents.

pneumatic-electric-three way ball valve-flange-crew-T-L-type

pneumatic-electric-three way ball valve-flange-crew-T-L-type

4. Install the valve on the pipeline. This type of valve can be placed in any position and direction of the pipeline. The two ends are each fixed on a flange piece, and then flange gaskets are added between the two flange plates to fix it.
5. The pipeline near the installation point should not be drooping or bear external forces. Pipe supports or supports can be used to remove the deviation of the pipeline.
6. Finally, use bolts to align the two flange pieces with the flange holes and tighten them to make them tightly connected. (Some pipes or pipe fittings have their own flanges.)
3. Operation and use of electric flange ball valve
1. Make sure that the pipelines and valves have been flushed before operation.
2. The operation of the valve is completed by rotating the valve stem (manual or automatic control mode): when it rotates 1/4 turn (90°) clockwise, the valve is closed. When the reverse rotation is 1/4 turn (90°), the valve opens.
3. When the direction of the handle or the groove on the top of the valve stem is parallel to the pipeline, the valve is open.
4. The torsion of the valve stem will vary according to the following factors: the length of time the valve is opened and closed, the medium of the pipeline system, the pipeline pressure and the type of valve seat, etc.
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Installation and maintenance of electric ball valve

Installation and maintenance of electric ball valve
Electric ball valve is a kind of valve used to control the pipeline medium and can realize remote control. It is an important equipment in the current industrial automation control system. Including pneumatic ball valves, and other valves cannot be used continuously. After storage or use for a certain period of time, if you want to continue to ensure its effective work and appropriately extend its service life, maintenance and maintenance must be done.
Electric ball valve installation and maintenance:

electric ball valve

electric ball valve

1. When the electric ball valve is closed, there is still pressurized fluid inside the valve body;
2. Before maintenance, release the pipeline pressure and keep the valve in the open position; disconnect the power or air source; separate the actuator from the bracket;
3. It is necessary to find out that the upstream and downstream pipelines of the electric ball valve have indeed been relieved of pressure before the disassembly and decomposition operations can be carried out;
4. Care must be taken to prevent damage to the sealing surface of parts, especially non-metal parts, when disassembling and reassembling. Special tools should be used when removing O-rings;
5. The bolts on the flange must be tightened symmetrically, gradually and evenly during assembly;
6. The cleaning agent should be compatible with the rubber parts, plastic parts, metal parts and working medium (such as gas) in the ball valve. When the working medium is gas, gasoline (GB484-89) can be used to clean the metal parts. Clean non-metal parts with pure water or alcohol;
7. The decomposed individual parts can be cleaned by dipping. Metal parts with undecomposed non-metal parts can be scrubbed with a clean, fine silk cloth impregnated with cleaning agent (to prevent fibers from falling off and adhering to the parts). When cleaning, remove all grease, dirt, glue, dust, etc. adhering to the wall;
8. After cleaning, the non-metal parts should be taken out of the cleaning agent immediately, and should not be soaked for a long time;
9. After cleaning, it needs to be assembled after the cleaning agent of the washed wall surface is volatilized (can be wiped with a silk cloth not soaked in cleaning agent), but it should not be left for a long time, otherwise it will rust and be contaminated by dust;
10. New parts also need to be cleaned before assembling;
11. Use grease to lubricate. Grease should be compatible with ball valve metal materials, rubber parts, plastic parts and working medium. When the working medium is gas, for example, special 221 grease can be used. Apply a thin layer of grease on the surface of the seal installation groove, apply a thin layer of grease on the rubber seal, and apply a thin layer of grease on the sealing surface and friction surface of the valve stem;
12. Metal chips, fibers, grease (except those specified for use), dust, other impurities, foreign objects, etc., should not be allowed to contaminate, adhere or stay on the surface of the parts or enter the cavity during assembly.

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Pneumatic ball valve principle, structure and working principle

Principle of Pneumatic Ball Valve|Structure, Principle of Pneumatic Ball Valve
Pneumatic ball valve is a combination of pneumatic actuator and ball valve, instead of manual operation, not only saves a lot of manpower and material resources, but also can control multiple ball valves at the same time. The actuator work of the pneumatic ball valve drives the valve body to open and close quickly, and the speed can achieve the effect of cutting off within seconds. The execution speed of pneumatic actuators is relatively fast, the fastest switching speed is 0.05 seconds/time, so it is usually called pneumatic fast cut-off ball valve.

pneumatic ball valve

pneumatic ball valve

The pneumatic actuator of the pneumatic ball valve is mainly divided into single-acting and double-acting. The pneumatic head is equipped with accessories such as triple pieces, positioners, limit switches, etc., which can be used as a throttle to adjust the flow. At the same time, the control box can be added to control the switch in the remote control room.

Working principle of pneumatic ball valve:
The pneumatic ball valve only needs to enter the pneumatic actuator through compressed air, the air source drives the ball core to rotate 0-90 degrees and the small turning torque can control the switch of the ball valve. The valve positioner can be assembled according to the working conditions to control the ball valve. The opening of the core is used to adjust the medium flow. The sphere rotates around the centerline of the valve body to achieve opening, with a circular through hole or channel passing through its axis. When the center of the ball rotates to 90°, the valve is in a tightly closed state. When the actuator is working, the valve can be tightly closed with only a small torque, so that the principle of rapid cut-off can be achieved.

pneumatic V type ball valve

pneumatic V type ball valve

Pneumatic ball valve structure classification:
Pneumatic ball valves can be divided into on-off type pneumatic ball valves and regulating-type pneumatic ball valves according to the difference in structure. The on-off type has only two actions of opening and closing, while the regulating type can control the flow rate!
1. The valve core of the on-off pneumatic ball valve is generally an O-type ball core, and the O-type ball valve spool is a floating precision casting. The diameter of the flow channel is the same as that of the pipeline, and it is mainly used as a cut-off switch.
2. The valve core of the adjustable pneumatic ball valve is a V-shaped ball core, which adopts a fixed structure, with a V-shaped cut on the ball core. Adding a positioner to the actuator can realize the proportion adjustment of fiber-containing and granular media.

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Pneumatic ball valve installation instructions

Pneumatic ball valve installation instructions
Before installing the pneumatic ball valve:
1. Ensure that the installation position of the pneumatic ball valve is that the pipeline is in a coaxial position. The two flanges on the pipeline should be kept parallel. Confirm that the pipeline can bear the weight of the pneumatic ball valve.

pneumatic ball valve

pneumatic ball valve

2. Confirm whether there are impurities, welding slag, etc. in the pipeline, and the pipeline must be purged.
3. Check the nameplate of the pneumatic ball valve, and perform full-open and full-close operations several times to confirm that the valve can work normally, and then check all the details of the valve thoroughly to ensure that the valve is intact.
4. Remove the protective covers at both ends, check whether the valve body is clean, and clean the inner cavity of the valve body. Since the sealing surface of the pneumatic ball valve is spherical, even tiny debris may cause damage to the sealing surface.

Installation of pneumatic ball valve:
1. Install a gasket between the pneumatic ball valve flange and the pipeline flange according to the pipeline design requirements.
2. The bolts on the flange should be tightened symmetrically, successively and evenly.
3. When the ball valve adopts a pneumatic actuator, complete the installation of the air source according to the instructions.
4. Any section of the pneumatic ball valve can be installed at the upstream end, and the handle pneumatic pipe ball valve can be installed at any position of the pipeline. If the ball valve of the electro-pneumatic actuator is configured, it must be installed vertically, and the inlet and outlet of the valve are in a horizontal position.
Inspection after installation of pneumatic ball valve:
1. After installation, start the pneumatic ball valve to open and close several times, it should be flexible, uniform force, and the pneumatic ball valve should work normally.
2. According to the design requirements of pipeline pressure, test the sealing performance of the joint surface of the pneumatic ball valve and the pipeline flange after pressure is applied.

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