Valves are crucial for regulating fluid flow in various systems. Key types include:

  1. Ball Valves: Use a rotating ball to control flow; ideal for quick shut-off.
  2. Gate Valves: Feature a sliding gate to start or stop flow; best for on/off control.
  3. Globe Valves: Utilize a movable disk to regulate flow; excellent for throttling.
  4. Butterfly Valves: Employ a rotating disk for flow control; compact and efficient.
  5. Check Valves: Allow flow in one direction only, preventing backflow.
  6. Pressure Relief Valves: Automatically release pressure to prevent system overpressure.