Understanding the Ball Valve: Definition, Problems, and Solutions

Introduction to the Ball Valve

A ball valve, as its name suggests, is a type of valve that uses a hollow, pivoted, and perforated ball to control the flow of fluid. The ball’s position, turned by a handle that is attached to it, can either block or open the passage for fluids, thus controlling the flow.

Common Problems with Ball Valves


One common problem that can occur with ball valves is leakage, mainly due to wear and tear or improper installation. Leakage can also occur if the valve’s seal or packing is damaged or worn out.

Valve Stuck

Another typical problem is the valve getting stuck. This can occur if the ball valve is not operated for a long time, leading to rust and corrosion.

Solutions to Ball Valve Problems

Preventing and Fixing Leakage

To prevent leakage, ensure the ball valve is correctly installed and the sealing components are in good condition. If leakage occurs, you may need to replace the worn-out components or install a new ball valve.

Ball Valve

Preventing and Fixing Stuck Valves

To prevent the valve from getting stuck, ensure regular operation and maintenance of the valve. If the valve gets stuck, you may have to clean it, remove any rust, and lubricate it.

Ball Valve

Confirming Resolution of Ball Valve Problems

The problem with the ball valve is confirmed as resolved when the valve operates smoothly without any leaks or difficulty in turning. Regular maintenance and inspection can prevent similar problems from happening again.

In case of unresolved issues, you may contact WLY Transmission’s technical department for assistance.

About WLY Transmission

WLY Transmission specializes in high-pressure valves, valve manifolds, flanges, and fittings that are widely used in various industries like nuclear power, oil, chemical, shipbuilding, offshore, metallurgy, machinery, and electricity. WLY provides personalized design, mold development, material molding and forging, CNC precision machining, metal surface treatment, and comprehensive product testing. WLY’s high-quality products are fabricated with standards of ANSI / ASME, DIN, BS, JIS, GB, CB, and other series. In addition to standard products, WLY also offers customized services for clients.

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With WLY Transmission, you can expect high-quality products, competitive prices, and excellent service. For any issues with your ball valves, our technical department is ready to assist you.



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