Valve Service Guide

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Valve

Valves Mainly for On/Off Service

  • Gate Valve
  • Plug Valve

Valves Mainly for Regulator Service

  • Globe Valve
  • Needle Valve
  • Pinch Valve
  • Squeeze Valve

Valves Mainly for Regulator and On/Off Service

  • Ball Valve
  • Butterfly Valve

Valves for Checking Backflow

  • Ball Check Valve
  • Foot Valve
  • Lift Check Valve
  • Piston Check Valve
  • Stop Check Valve
  • Swing Check Valve
  • Tilting Disk Valve
  • Wafer Check Valve

Valves for Switching Flow

  • Diverter Valve
  • Multiport Valve

Valves for Discharging

  • Ball Float Valve
  • Blowoff Valve
  • Relief Valve
  • Rupture Disk
  • Safety Valve
  • Trap

Control Valves and Pressure Regulators

  • Back Pressure Regulator
  • Pressure Regulator

Unclassified Valves  and Terms

These valve descriptions are common terms used to describe valves by there service or function.  

  • Barstock Valve
  • Bibb
  • Bleed Valve
  • Block Valve
  • Blowdown Valve
  • Bypass Valve
  • Diaphragm Valve
  • Drain Valve
  • Head Valve
  • Isolating Valve
  • Mixing Valve
  • Regulating Valve
  • Sampling Valve
  • Shutoff Valve
  • Slurry Valve
  • Stop Valve
  • Throttling Valve
  • Vacuum Breaker
  • Quick Acting Valve