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How to Use a Trunnion Mounted Ball Valve

A trunnion mounted ball valve is a type of valve that is commonly used in industrial applications. There are many reasons why you would want to use a trunnion mounted ball valve, and it is important to know how to properly install and operate one. This blog post will cover all of that information, as well as some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any problems.



Why use a trunnion mounted ball valve?

There are many reasons why you might want to use a trunnion mounted ball valve. For one thing, they're durable and reliable - perfect for use in industries where there is a need for heavy-duty valves that can withstand tough conditions.

Another advantage of trunnion mounted ball valves is that they offer superior flow control compared to other types of valves. This is because the ball can be rotated to open or close the valve, allowing for very precise flow control.

Finally, trunnion mounted ball valves are easy to maintain and repair, which is another big plus if you're looking for a valve that will stand the test of time.

How to properly install a trunnion mounted ball valve

Installing a trunnion mounted ball valve is not difficult, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind to do it properly. First, make sure you have the correct size valve for your pipeline. Second, when installing the valve, be sure to orient it so that the trunnion is in line with the flow of fluid through the pipeline. Third, make sure you tighten the bolts holding the valve in place firmly, but not too tightly over tightening can damage the valve. Finally, once the valve is installed, test it by opening and closing it a few times to make sure it is working properly.

How to operate a trunnion mounted ball valve

Trunnion mounted ball valves are operated by turning a handle that is attached to the ball inside the valve. The handle is turned so that the ball is in line with the flow of fluid, which allows the fluid to pass through. To close the valve, the handle is turned so that the ball is perpendicular to the flow of fluid, which blocks the flow of fluid.

Troubleshooting tips for trunnion mounted ball valves

If you are having trouble with your trunnion mounted ball valve, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help you.

First, check to see if the valve is properly installed. If the trunnion is not in line with the flow of fluid, it will not operate correctly. Also, make sure that the bolts holding the valve in place are not too tight.

If the valve is properly installed but still not working correctly, the next step is to check the ball inside the valve. Make sure that it is turned so that it is in line with the flow of fluid to open the valve, and perpendicular to the flow of fluid to close the valve.

If you have checked both of these things and the valve still isn't working, it may be necessary to replace it.



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