This Valterra 700-12F ball valve is made from white schedule 40 PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for strength and resistance to rust and mild chemicals, and is ideal for use as an inline valve for linking two pipelines entering the exact same direction. It has an optimum operating pressure of 150 pounds per square inch (psi), and two 1/2" female National Pipe Taper (NPT) threaded connections. This ball valve is ideal for use with landscape and irrigation, swimming pool and health spa, aquaculture, and basic function applications. Ball valves utilize a round disc to manage the flow between pipelines, tubes, or pipes. Flow is enabled when the hole that pierces the ball-shaped disc remains in line with the inlet and outlet of the valve and is blocked when the ball is horizontally rotated 90 degrees, so that the hole of the ball is perpendicular to the opening of the valve. Ball valves can be described as full port or minimized port (likewise understood as routine or standard port) depending on the inner size or the valve. A ball valve is full port if the hole of the ball is the exact same size as the inner size of the linking pipeline (resulting in lower friction) and described reduced port if the hole of the valve is one pipeline size smaller sized than the pipeline, resulting in less flow through the valve than through the shaft of the pipeline. Ball valves might have a handle or lever that aligns with the ball's position (open or closed) for manual operation. They are mostly utilized in air, gas, liquid, and steam applications. Valterra Products produces and distributes valves, pipes, drain systems, and swimming pool and health spa items. The company, founded in 1981, is headquartered in Mission Hills, CA.
Schedule 40 PVC construction for strength and resistance to corrosion and mild chemicals
Maximum operating pressure rating of 150 ps
Inline valve for connecting two pipes going in the same direction
1/2" female NPT connections
Suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural use