It is proven and reliable to shut off valves, even at high pressures. It is one of the types of flanged end ball valves. It is made from investment casting, as per ISO standards. This 3-piece flanged end ball valve is available in two forms of connection: flanged end connection and threaded end connection. It can be operated manually with the help of a gear unit, pneumatic actuator, and electrical actuator. The size available is from 15 mm to 300 mm in various materials like carbon steel, stainless steel, and duplex steel. It is widely used in fire safety design.
It is mainly used in places where there is a requirement for regular cleaning. The valve body is made up of three separate pieces, which are held together by bolts, and this can be removed very easily for the purpose of cleaning and servicing.
The main advantage of these 3-piece flanged end ball valves is that the ends of the valve remain threaded inside the pipe, while the centre section, which has the ball, can be removed. This 3-piece flanged end ball valve is designed in such a way that its spare parts can be easily removed, cleaned, disassembled, and reassembled quickly. Three-piece stainless steel ball valves are also known as three SS ball valves will be widely used for the variety of sanitary applications that are mostly required for the pharmaceutical and food or beverage industries. It is available in a size range from 15 mm to 600 mm.