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Valve, Function.

Ball Butterfly Gate Globe Pinch Plug Poppet Swing


Check Valve P P P P P P G G
Contamination
Free
G F G G G G F P
Corrosive
Fluids
G P F-G F F-G P-F G G
Cryogenic
Fluids
G P P G P P G P
Gases G G G G G G G G
High P P F G P F F P
High Flow G G G G G G G G
High Pressure G P P G P P G P
High
Temperature
G G G G P P-G G G
Leaktight G P G G G G G P
Lightweight G G F P F G G G
Liquids G G G G G G G G
Low Actuation
Force
P P P P P P G G
Low Cost G F-G G F-G G G G G
Low G G G P G G G G
Low Flow
Control
G G P G F G G G
Rapid
Opening
G G P F-P P G G G
Relief P P P P P P G P
Safety Valve P P P P P P G P
Seat Erosion
Resistance
F P P G P F F-G P
Slurries F-G P P P G P P P
Small
Physical Size
G G P P P G G G
Steam Service G P P-F G P P G P
Throttling P P P G F-P P G P
Vibration Free F P P G G G P P
P = Poor, Not Recommended
F = Fair, Better Choices Available
G = Good, Recommend For Use Under Normal Conditions



Rajesh Kumdale
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