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
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.
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.
TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valve, gate valve, check valve, globe valve, knife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D