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Typical applications of Butterfly valves
- Aug 13, 2018 -

A Butterfly valve can be used in many different fluid services and they perform well in slurry applications. The following are some typical applications of Butterfly valves:

  • Cooling water, air, gases, fire protection etc.

  • Slurry and similar services

  • Vacuum service

  • High-pressure and high-temperature water and steam services

Advantages of Butterfly valves

  • Compact design requires considerably less space, compared to other valves

  • Light in weight

  • Quick operation requires less time to open or close

  • Available in very large sizes

  • Low-pressure drop and high-pressure recovery

Disadvantages of Butterfly valves

  • Throttling service is limited to low differential pressure

  • Cavitation and choked flow are two potential concerns

  • Disc movement is unguided and affected by flow turbulence