Difference Between Gate Valve And Globe Valve

The Difference Between The Working Principle Of Globe Valve And Gate Valve

The globe valve means opening or closing the valve by rotating the handwheel to drive the stem up or down. The handwheel and stem rotate and lift together. The gate valve is rotating by the handwheel and makes the valve stem lift and lower, and the handwheel position does not raise or lower.

Secondly, the gate valve only can be fully open or fully closed, so the gate valve can only let the medium flow or cut off. The opening and closing stroke of the gate valve is large, so the opening and closing time is long.
Globe valve’s movement stroke is smaller than gate valve and the angle of opening and closing can be decided according to project requirements for flow regulation and shut-off use.

The Performance Difference Between Globe Valve And Gate Valve

Globe valve can be used to cut off the flow, but also can regulate the flow. The fluid resistance of the globe valve is large, and it takes more effort to open and close. But the distance of the valve plate from the sealing surface is short, so the opening and closing time is short.

When the gate valve is fully open, the flow resistance of the medium in the valve body channel is almost 0. Therefore, the gate valve opens and closes with less effort, but the gate plate is farther from the sealing surface, so the opening and closing time is longer.


The Difference Of Installation Direction Between Globe Valve And Gate Valve

Gate valve for the installation is no flow requirements, the media can flow in both directions. However, for the installation of globe valves with strict flow requirements, the installation direction must be determined in accordance with the direction of the valve body.

Structural Differences Between Globe Valves And Gate Valves

Gate valves have a stem and a valve flap, while globe valves do not have a stem and a valve flap.

Both globe valve and gate valve could equip with a pneumatic actuator or electric actuator and help you control remotely. Any demand for gate valve and globe valve, feel free to consult us at sales@covnaactuator.com


What Is Food Safe Valve?

Food Safe Valve is playing a very important role in the medical, food and health industry, especially in the industry which requires high sanitation of Valve, the sanitary valve is more important.

General food safe valves are used for equipment maintenance and replacement in pharmaceutical and food factories, or for the construction of integrated systems. Widely used in wine, vinegar, milk and other liquid accurate flow control.

The valve body is composed of an opening and closing plate, a cover, the main shell and a valve core. An air vent is arranged on the wall of the liquid outlet pipe of the main shell, and one end of the air vent is connected with the air pipe, and the other end is connected with the atmosphere. A pull rod is fixed in the valve core of the product, a spring seat is arranged on the valve core, a spring seat is placed on the spring seat, a through-hole is opened at the top center of the cover of the product, an opening and closing plate is arranged on the cover of the main body, and an opening and closing plate is connected with the pull rod, a handle and a vent plug are fixed on the opening and closing plate. Make the container usually closed, and air isolation, to maintain liquid quality, extended storage time. The required air can be filled at the same time when the liquid is discharged, so that the liquid is discharged smoothly. The valve has the advantages of simple structure, easy manufacture, good sealing performance, convenient operation and clamp connection, which can effectively avoid liquid contact with outside air and prevent pollution.

Food safe valves offer acid, alkali and high temperature resistance. Stainless Steel 304 material or 316L material is used to ensure the highest degree of hygiene.

COVNA manufacture food safe ball valve with electric actuator/pneumatic actuator and food safe butterfly valve with electric actuator/pneumatic actuator. All food safe valves with FDA, CE, ISO certificates.


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Voltage 12V,24V-DC; 24V,110V,220V,380V-AC
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What Is The Overloading Of Electric Actuator?

Electric actuators have their own special requirements, that is, must be able to limit the torque or axial force. Usually, electric actuators use a torque-limiting coupling. When the specification of the electric actuator is determined, the control Torque is also determined. Generally in the predetermined time and operating temperature, the actuator will not appear to overload phenomenon.

However, the electric actuator may be overloaded if:

  1. The power supply voltage is low, the actuator does not get enough power and torque so that the motor stops rotating.
  2. The torque adjustment error causes excessive torque, and causes the motor to stop the rotating.
  3. With continuous use, the actuator has not had time to dissipate heat, the motor can withstand the temperature value.
  4. Torque limiting mechanism circuit failure, so that the torque is too large
  5. The high ambient temperature causes a decrease of the heat capacity of the actuator

In general, the protection of an actuator that is overloaded is:

  1. For motor continuous operation or electric operation overload protection, the use of thermostats
  2. Thermal relay is used to protect the motor from blocking
  3. Use Fuses or overcurrent appliances for short circuit accidents

Electric actuators are an essential part of industrial automation. In order to make the project safe and stable operation, it is very important to prevent the electric actuator from the load phenomenon.

COVNA manufactures quarter-turn electric actuators and multi-turn electric actuators with overloading protection. If you are interested, please contact us at sales@covnavalve.com


Advantages of Intelligent Pneumatic Actuated Valve

The intelligent pneumatic actuated valve mainly refers to the use of pneumatic actuated valve with a positioner, through the positioner signal feedback, remote control through programming and accurate flow regulation.

With the increasing demand of industrial automation and the development of science and technology, intelligent pneumatic actuated valve has gradually spread to pipeline control in various industries.

The main advantages of intelligent pneumatic actuated valve are:
1. Fault Diagnosis
Pneumatic actuated valve with positioner and through the signal feedback, can diagnose whether the valve is safe to open or close and whether the valve regulation flow is accurate. Make the management of pneumatic valve more convenient, reduce manpower, reduce expenses.

2. Cut Costs
Using intelligent pneumatic valve can not only change the flow characteristics of pneumatic actuated valve conveniently, but also improve the accuracy of flow regulation. This means buying fewer unnecessary automation parts, simplifying the assembly of engineering or equipment, reducing costs and increasing productivity.

3. Digital Communications
Based on HART communication protocol, the positioner realizes the input signal and the valve signal on the same transmission line. The combination of pneumatic actuated valve, positioner and PID control function module makes the control more timely and faster.

In addition to the intelligent pneumatic valve can remote control valve switch, monitoring and regulating the accuracy of flow, but also to improve the production efficiency, access to greater benefits. It is believed that in the near future, the intelligent pneumatic valve will be widely used.

COVNA, as an actuator and valve manufacturer with 20+ years of experience. We offer pneumatic actuator ball/butterfly valve and positioner to help your application more automatic and gain more profit.


3 Advantages of Electric Actuator Valve

With the increasing demand for automation, the demand for electric actuator valves(electric ball valve and electric butterfly valve) has gradually increased, and gradually replaced the manual valve. Although the cost of electric actuator valve is several times of manual valve, even dozens of times, but because of the unique advantages of electric actuator valve, is still loved by various industries. Next, we will briefly understand the 3 advantages of electric actuator valve.

  1. Industrial Automation

By programming and adjusting the signal, the valve can be started or closed remotely by the system. Engineers do not need to be present to open the valve, reducing labor costs. When the engineering environment is worse, the engineer does not have to open the valve on the spot, and the safety of the engineer can be guaranteed.

At the same time, electric valve can work for a long time up to 99 hours to achieve engineering automation, improve production efficiency, speed up the construction of the project.

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2. Low Failure Rate

Electric actuator valve with load protection device. When the voltage is too high, or the working time is too long to cause the motor to overheat, the load protection will be turned on. But the motor temperature cooling, then only need to re-turn on the power supply, can be opened again. And because the motor drive mode open and close more smoothly, without the disadvantage of too much instantaneous impulse, the failure rate can be greatly reduced.

3. Safe And Easy Installation

Electric actuator valve to motor-driven, easy to install, only with the factory’s original automatic control line can save installation costs.

Although the cost of electric actuator valve is higher than the cost of manual valve, the benefits of electric actuator valve is several times of manual valve.

If you have any intention to replace the manual valve with electric actuator valve, or are interested in electric actuator valve, please contact us! We are happy to provide you with professional automation solution!


Working Principle Of Electric Actuator

An electric actuator is a mechanical device that converts electrical power into torque by means of a motor. It is used for rotary or linear motion. And can be programmed (such as PLC control), through the signal control (4-20mA, 1-5VDC, 0-10VDC) to make the valve opening more automatic, improve production efficiency and work efficiency.

Due to the increasing demand for automation and the development of technology, the demand for electric actuators has also improved a lot, such as safety performance. Electric actuators now have over loading protection, and when the voltage exceeds the required range, or an abnormal overheating occurs, the protection is immediately activated to prevent a failure that could cause the project to suspend and reduce productivity. When the motor is cooled, the switching power supply can be switched on again and the motor can work again.


An electric actuator is a geared motor that can have a variety of voltages and is the primary component that produces torque.
The voltage commonly used in single-phase motors is:
· 12V, 24V-DC
· 24V, 110V, 220V-AC
The voltages commonly used for three-phase motors is:
· 380V AC

At present, the electric actuator is widely used in many fields. They are used with ball valves or butterfly valve in a wide variety of applications including:

· Wastewater treatment
· Food processing
· Pulp and paper
· Irrigation

At COVNA, we are committed to providing quality, professional services to our clients. German technology, follow the ISO quality system, ensure every step of the manufacturing process is error-free, provide high-quality products.

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Global Pneumatic actuator Market

The pneumatic actuator is powered by compressed gas to drive the valve switch. Because of its low price, high-cost performance, long working time, quick start and other advantages and widely used in various fields to replace the manual valve. For example: power plant, water treatment, equipment, food processing, pulp and paper and so on.

According to Marketsandmarkets.com, the market for pneumatic actuators is expected to reach $6.2 billion by 2025. The compound growth rate from 2019 to 2025 is 5.3%. Industrial Automation, equipment efficiency, productivity and other factors are driving the growth of the global pneumatic actuator market.

(From: Marketsandmarkets.com)

With the development of technology and the increasing demand for automation in different fields, this is an opportunity for pneumatic actuators.

According to the type can be divided into: 1/4 Turn Pneumatic Actuator and Linear Pneumatic Actuator. Linear actuators are more often used in automation equipment, and 1/4 turn pneumatic actuators are more often used in engineering or equipment, such as water treatment equipment, filter presses, irrigation, and so on.

In 2016, a quarter of the market was dominated by pneumatic actuators. Its compact design and cost-effective advantages, replacing expensive cut-off control valves and other factors will help the industry grow in the coming years.

During the forecast period, the oil and gas field will continue to lead the growth of pneumatic actuators. This area is attracting investment from all over the world, increasing the demand for pneumatic actuators.

Secondly, the Asian region(India, Pakistan) increased demand for electricity, which also stimulated the Asian region’s demand for pneumatic actuators. At the same time, Latin America’s industrial automation is in the development stage. There will be a high demand for pneumatic actuators, especially for food and packaging and transport applications. For actuator manufacturers and distributors, the Asia region and Latin America will be a great opportunity to strengthen their business in these two regions.


Global Electric Actuator Market

According to the Technavio report, the electric actuator market is expected to grow by $994.2 million between 2019 and 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of nearly 7%. Among them, global industrial automation, improving production paths and reducing industrial stoppages are the main factors driving the growth of the global electric actuator market. In other words, high cost-effectiveness and innovative technology will be the future electric actuator manufacturers need to pay attention to the development of the road. Only with the increasing demand for automation and continuous innovation in technology, can a good market share.

Electric actuators are divided into linear, quarter-turn and multi-turn. It can be used in different industries according to the product characteristics. Linear electric actuators are more used in automation equipment, quarter-turn and multi-turn actuators are more used in the industry. Such as water treatment projects, pulp and paper, HVAC, food processing, power plants and so on.

Due to the unique advantages of electric actuators–Easier installation, higher efficiency, in part of the industry has gradually replaced pneumatic & hydraulic actuators, which also makes the demand for electric actuators in recent years.

The electric actuator market has grown in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region over the past 5 years, but the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at its highest annual compound growth rate, according to the report. There are two main reasons:
1. The Asia-pacific region is now developing industries at a high speed, building infrastructure and increasing the demand for actuators.
2. Many countries have moved factories to the Asia-pacific region, boosting demand for actuators.
The Asia-pacific region will be an excellent market for actuator manufacturers.


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