What is a Ceramic valve ?
A ceramic valve is a valve with any ceramic trim, ball, seat, disc or lining. The use of ceramic in the valve is what distinguishes it from other valves. Furthermore because of the disadvantages, engineering challenges and benefits of using ceramic it is not a common valve to select. Ceramic valves will only be used in specific situations.
Why is it called a ceramic valve ?
It is called a ceramic valve because it makes use of and/or contains ceramic elements
what does a ceramic valve do ?
A ceramic valve is using in a pipe system to control the flow of liquid or gas through the pipeline much like any valve. A carbon steel or stainless steel body is commonly designed to protect the ceramic trim from damage by mechanical shock or sudden thermal changes. Advanced ceramic materials are preferred to be used in the manufacturing process; some examples are alumina (an aluminum oxide), zirconia and silicon nitride (very hard and temperature stable material).