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Valves

Valves

A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Valves are technically pipe fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure.
 
The simplest, and very ancient, valve is simply a freely hinged flap which drops to obstruct fluid (gas or liquid) flow in one direction, but is pushed open by flow in the opposite direction.
 
Valves are majorly used in water controlling for Irrigation as well as industrial, military, commercial, residential, and transport sectors. Such as drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation, oil and gas, power generation, mining, water reticulation, sewage and chemical manufacturing.
 
In daily life, most noticeable are plumbing valves, such as taps for tap water. Other familiar examples include gas control valves on cookers, small valves fitted to washing machines and dishwashers, safety devices fitted to hot water systems, and valves in car engines. In nature, veins acting as valves are controlling the blood circulation; heart valves control the flow of blood in the chambers of the heart and maintain the correct pumping action.
 
Valves play a vital role in industrial applications ranging from transportation of drinking water to control of ignition in a rocket engine.
 
Valves may be operated manually, either by a handle, lever, pedal or wheel. Valves may also be automatic, driven by changes in pressure, temperature, or flow. These changes may act upon a diaphragm or a piston which in turn activates the valve, examples of this type of valve found commonly are safety valves fitted to hot water systems or boilers.
 
More complex control systems using valves requiring automatic control based on an external input (i.e., regulating flow through a pipe to a changing set point) require an actuator. An actuator will stroke the valve depending on its input and set-up, allowing the valve to be positioned accurately, and allowing control over a variety of requirements.
 

Dia-Flo

ITT Controls also supplies products and components of Dia-Flo in the petrochemical and process industries. These products are often used and the diaphragm valves are regarded as the workhorses and foundation of the total product range.

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Scheer Regulators

Scheer Fittings + Valves doesn't exists no more but the activities are taken over by Allo control valves. ITT Controls however can deliver the required products and components of Scheer Fittings & Valves.

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Maxitrol

ITT Controls also supplies products and components of Maxitrol. The range of Maxitrol includes several products for the petrochemical and process industries. Maxitrol (Mertik) are market leaders in the design and manufacture of gas combination controllers, gas pressure regulator, electronic gas modulation systems, gas safety devices and gas filters.

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Marlow Pumps

ITT Controls also supplies products and components from ITT Marlow. This brand developes and produces pumps. Several types of centrifugal pumps and pumps for commercial pools and water parks.

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