In all the industrial systems based on fluid flow, one of the most important components is played by valves. They control the flow of fluid and regulate the pressure. Along with that, there are numerous other functions for which the valves are employed. There are many different configurations in which these valves are manufactured depending upon the usage for which they are being designed. The most common valves are the pneumatic check valves, needle valves, metering valves, monoflange valves, manifold valves, ball valves, block and bleed valves, purge valves and the toggle valves.
In some of the circumstances, there may be two or more different purposes that need to be fulfilled and for that purpose, you may feel the need of more than one valves at a single location.This is a great problem when it comes to instruments. If you really install more than one valves then this will increase the cost of overall instrument and will increase the complexities too. So, there is an intelligent configuration that you can use in this regard which is a valve manifold.
In order to connect two more valves of a hydraulic system, manifold instrument equipment can be used. If you choose a single body configuration, then you need to combine various isolate or block valves where every one of the valves will get an individual opening below so that it can be connected to a pipe. However, for all the isolate or block valves, the valve chamber or the main body will always be common.The manifolds commonly comprise of the vent valves, needle, ball or bleed valves. The usage of manifold valves will help you in reducing the overall expense encountered in the installation and space occupied.
As already mentioned, the function of manifold valves are to combine various isolate and block valves so that the overall cost of the installation of instrument can be reduced. The working of manifold valves are also quite feasible for operation and includes very less maintenance, thus reducing the work load of regular maintenance of these valves. If we talk about the benefits of manifold valves, then the obvious advantage will definitely be the cost saving and space saving that help you in managing the instruments easily and properly. Moreover, when you don’t need to install multiple valves to achieve the purpose that can be fulfilled by using a manifold valve. Thus, the cost of multiple valves can also be avoided.
The manifold valves are used in a lot of applications that range from the complex industrial equipment to the small mobile machineries. When the manifold valves are included in regulation system or fluid control, they can produce a great impact on the overall efficiency of system and can prove to be energy efficient as well. There are various other benefits of manifold valves due to which they find applications in the industries.
The manifold valves allow smaller paths for the fluid flow through which the pressure drop can be reduced and thus, the fluctuations in the temperature can also be avoided. Hence, overall efficiency of the system will be improved.
The installation costs are very less and so are the fluid connections due to compact design.
Through the manifold valves, the oil leak chance is minimized because of lesser connections. Moreover, upkeep is not required against the lose joints, wear and fatigue.
The manifold valves are made up of high quality materials and these valves are manufactured in four different types of valves mentioned as follows:
20MN series two way manifold valves are specially designed with outstanding materials and help to prevent leakage into the atmosphere. The two way manifold for pressure gauge is durable, easy to use and suitable for use in air, under water or for commercial activities. It has a series of two valve manifolds combines valves which performs various functions and are provided in a variety of ways.
30MN series 3 way manifolds valve is designed for use in different pressure transmitter and are made with outstanding materials which are durable, compact and easy to use. It can also be used in 3 valve manifold pressure transmitter. It has a compact design and can be used in air, under water and oil industries.
The 4 way manifold valve serves as a multi-purpose instrument manifold especially manufactured for connecting flow records and differential pressure transmitters to impulse line tubing. The non rotating tip provides repeatable shutoff with no galling or cross-scoring. With a maximum temperature of 450 C, the valves ensure fewer leakage points.
50MN series way manifold valve has a special design and is manufactured with high quality stainless steel, it has color coded functional identification, external adjustable glands as well as a variety of end connections which can be used easily. It has a dust cap which prevents contamination on the operating thread and it is well packaged.
All these types of manifolds implement convenient methods of calibrating, blocking and bleeding instruments. All these types of instruments are factory tested and made of a high- quality. If you require to install any valve for the hydraulic system, then you must consider the manifold valves as they can be a very good option in this regard.