Valves - Typical Operating Ranges

Types of valves and their typical operating sizes

Valves and typical operating sizes:

Type of ValveMinimum SizeMaximum Size
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Ball 6 1220 48
Butterfly 50 2 1830 72
Butterfly Neck 25 1 1830 72
Gate 3 1/8 1220 48
Globe 3 1/8 760 30
Plug Lubricated 6 760 30
Plug non lubricated 6 406 16
Swing Check 6 610 24
Swing Check Y-type 6 150 6
Lift Check 6 250 10
Tilting disc 50 2 760 30
Diaphragm 3 1/8 610 24
Y Oblique 3 1/8 760 30
Slide 50 2 1900 75
Pinch 25 1 305 12
Needle 3 1/8 25 1

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  • Valve Standards - International standards for valves in piping systems

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