Sanitary and industrial 3-way valves to control and adjust the flow and shut off gases or liquids in pipe systems.
Sanitary and industrial 3-way valves with manual, electric automatic or pneumatic actuation that are suitable for pumping media with large particles.
What is a 3-way valve?
A 3-way valve is a ball valve with three pipe connections. It belongs to the shutoff valves group, and is therefore suitable for shutting off gases or liquids in a process system. The advantage of a ball valve is that it can shut off most media under both vacuum and pressure.
Our 3-way valves are available as full bore and with either T or L port. The full-bore model has an encapsulated spindle, which provides maximum safety, even in the event of pressure shocks.
We have 3-way ball valves in various designs that work for sanitary and industrial needs. We have, among other things, manual, electric, automatic or pneumatic 3-way valves. Explore the selection on this page and order 3-way valves from Alflow.
How does a 3-way valve work?
The construction of the 3-way valve consists of a valve body with hydraulic connections and gaskets. It seals the flow of liquids and gases with the help of a ball. The ball can have either two or three holes, and it thus achieves an optimal and efficient way of regulating the flow, as it can decide how the flow should be.
3-way valves for multiple needs
Thanks to the small ball in the valve, it can precisely regulate, open or close the flow of various media. Other types of shut-off valves may not offer the same seal as our ball valve, so an Alflow ball valve may be the right choice if you want the best result. You can use a ball valve under vacuum and pressure. This means that if you work with chemically aggressive media, our ball valves in good materials are obvious to use in both large and small process systems.
Our ball valves are suitable for several industries, including the food industry and the chemical industry, so regardless of whether the valve has to work with district heating, food or chemical media, we have a ball valve for the purpose. Our valves are produced in stainless steel, acid-resistant steel or plastic, which offer the most optimal sealing of various media in the installation.
How to operate a 3-way valve
Our 3-way valves are easy to use as you can choose manual, electric, automatic or pneumatic models. If the valve is a manual model, you simply turn the handle. In this way, you can quickly regulate the flow of liquids and gases or close the valve completely.
If you need a more advanced solution with a very accurate sealing of the valve, then a pneumatic, electric or automatically controlled 3-way valve is suitable.
3-way valves in stainless and acid-resistant steel
Our 3-way valves are made of stainless steel and are also available in acid-resistant steel for greater resistance to acid and other chemical media. An acid-proof valve is hot-dip galvanized, which means that it has been immersed in molten zinc, which provides solid protection against acid and other media, so that it can be used in the installation for several years.
If, on the other hand, the medium is water, a stainless steel valve may be ideal. It doesn't offer the same amount of protection as our acid-resistant models, as it hasn't received the same resistant surface treatment, but it does the job well.
Buy 3-way valves from Alflow
Our 3-way valves are available with various certificates, so you can safely count on the products you use meeting the requirements of several industries. The 3-way valves can be supplied with a documentation package, which includes the following certificates.
Would you like more information about our 3-way ball valves? Then you are always welcome to contact us. Our professional specialists are ready to advise you on which type of valve you should choose.
Alflow has over 20 years of experience with flow, components, applications and processes within several industries. We sell 3-way valves from trusted and recognized brands, so the quality is top notch. In addition to 3-way valves, we also have a wide selection of other types of ball valves.