Dwyer Instruments offers a diverse line of 3-way ball valves with a variety of body materials such as brass, stainless steel, and plastic. We also have a variety of end connections to choose from, including: NPT (National Pipe Tapered threads), tri-clamp, flanged, or socket.
What is a 3-way ball valve?
A 3-way ball valve, also known as a multi-port valve, has 3 ports or openings, where one port is common to the other two. This third port offers the fluid an alternate path of travel, which permits the valve to have one inlet and two outlets, or two inlets and one outlet. They also provide simple and economical flow shut-off and direction control in one valve body. Continue reading “What Are 3-Way Ball Valves?”
The W.E. Anderson Series ACT Actuators are available in either pneumatic or electric models. The wide range of torques and voltages means there is an actuator for almost any application. The standard ISO 5211 mounting configuration makes installation to any valve or damper quick and simple. W.E. Anderson pneumatic ACT models are a compact rack-and-pinion design with a symmetrical structure that ensures fast and steady action, high precision, and high output power. The corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum body is designed to withstand harsh, abusive industrial environments and provide reliable service. We offer double acting and spring return models in a variety of sizes to fit any application. Continue reading “[Product Highlight] Series ACT Pneumatic and Electric Actuators”
Brought to you by the W.E. Anderson division of Dwyer Instruments, the Series WE20 is a highly configurable line of butterfly valves designed to meet all of your specific demands. Our butterfly valves can be configured for manual operation, or for use with electric or pneumatic actuators. Continue reading “Butterfly Valves – Configurable to Meet Your Demands”
Any quick internet search for valves will show many different results: manual or automated, brass or stainless steel, flanged or NPT, one piece, two piece, or three piece, and more. With so many different types of valves available, how can you be sure you are purchasing the right type? While your application will help guide your proper valve selection, it is important to have some basic understanding of the different types of valves offered. Continue reading “One, Two, and Three-Piece Ball Valves: What’s the Difference Anyway?”