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Advantages and disadvantages of Plug valves
- Aug 20, 2018 -

ADVANTAGES:

  • Quick quarter turn on-off operation

  • Minimal resistance to flow

  • Smaller in size than most other valves

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Requires a large force to actuate, due to high friction.

  • NPS 4 and larger valves requires the use of an actuator.

  • Reduced port, due to tapered plug.