Valve FAQ

How often should I test and inspect my valve?
That is dependent upon the application. Typically our valves are tested prior to shipping.

Can I run slightly over the published pressure rating of the valve?
Although our valves may perform well over published ratings, we cannot recommend using products outside the engineering specified pressure range.

Can you confirm your valve will work with my fluid media?
We try to advise as best we can. However, because each application is unique, approval is up to the end user. We encourage the use of samples for validation, which we can typically provide.

What is the maximum allowable fluid velocity?
It depends on many factors, including the valve design, fluid viscosity, allowable pressure drop, etc.

What is the maximum allowable temperature of the fluid media?
That is dependent upon the materials used. Please contact us.

What is the maximum temperature rating for the brass/stainless ball valves?
Typically the critical component is not the metal used, it’s the elastomer used for sealing. In general, our metal valves are rated to 180° F and plastic valves to 140° F. Custom valves may have different maximums.

Will your valve work at a slightly lower temperature than published?
Due to the wide range of applications and uses, we do not set a low temperature rating on or valves. It is up the customer to determine suitability in these applications.

What valve connections are available?
We offer a wide variety including barbed, push to connect, and NPT ends. Please visit our valve website catalog or configurator. Or contact us to discuss.

Where can I get performance data on my valve?
Product specifications are available within our website catalog and configurator. Additional information can be attained by contacting us.