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Swagelok North Carolina | East Tennessee

Your Authorized Swagelok Sales and Service Center

When selecting a valve for your system, the choices may seem overwhelming. Just to name a few, there are ball valves, diaphragm and bellows valves, as well as check valves, excess flow valves, fine metering, gate, multi-port, needle, plug, relief, rising plug, and safety valves. Each of these valves comes in many sizes, configurations, materials of construction, and actuation modes. 

To make the best choice, the first question to ask yourself is “What do I want the valve to do?”

  • Are you looking for a valve designed for on-off control?
  • Or do you want the valve to perform flow control?
  • Another option is a valve that prevents the build-up of system pressure beyond a certain pressure setting
  • Finally, you may need a valve that protects from excess flow if a downstream line ruptures

This course will guide you through the steps to selecting the proper valve for your application by first educating you on matching valve type to function while also taking into consideration installation issues, maintenance schedule and access; safety and code requirements as well as system parameters, such as pressure, temperature, flow rates, and system media.

Refer to our Training Schedule for upcoming offerings or contact us to schedule a course at our site or yours!