What is a Full Port ball valve?
A full port ball valve, also known as a full bore ball valve, is a type of valve that has an over-sized ball so that the hole in the ball is the same size as the pipeline resulting in lower friction loss. This valve is mainly used in industries where flow rate and minimal resistance are critical such as the petroleum industry.
Common Problems and Solutions with Full Port Ball Valves
Problem 1: Leakage
Leakage is a common problem with full port ball valves. The solution involves tightening the packing gland or replacing the damaged seals. If this doesn’t work, the entire valve may need to be replaced.
Problem 2: Valve is Stuck
If the valve is stuck, it might be due to corrosion or debris in the valve. Cleaning the valve or using a lubricant can solve this problem. If not, the valve may need to be replaced.
Steps to Solve Full Port Ball Valve Problems
To solve these problems, follow these steps:
- Identify the problem: Is it leakage or the valve is stuck?
- If it’s leakage, try tightening the packing gland. If this doesn’t work, replace the seals.
- If the valve is stuck, clean the valve and use a lubricant. If this doesn’t work, replace the valve.
To prevent these problems from occurring in the future, regular maintenance is a must. This includes regular cleaning, proper installation, and regular checks for any signs of wear or damage.
If the problem persists, contact the technical department of WLY Transmission. We will assist in handling it. We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours.
About WLY Transmission
WLY Transmission specializes in different kinds of high-pressure valves, valve manifolds, flanges, and fittings. Our products are used in various industries including nuclear power, oil, chemical, shipbuilding, offshore, metallurgy, machinery, and electricity. We provide personalized design, mold development, material molding and forging, CNC precision machining, metal surface treatment, finished product comprehensive test, and fabrication technology. Our products meet standards of ANSI / ASME, DIN, BS, JIS, GB, CB, and others. We also provide customized services for our clients. With high-quality products, competitive prices, and excellent service, we are your best choice for all your valve needs.