Tips For Selecting The Valve For Oxygen Service

Oxygen is one of the gases necessary for human beings, animals and plants to maintain life activities. In addition, oxygen is also widely used in various industries, such as medical equipment industry, smelting industry, chemical industry, agricultural planting industry, etc. Therefore, oxygen plays a great role in the survival and development of human beings.

Why Are Valves For Oxygen Important?

Oxygen is a precious and useful resource. In the process of oxygen transportation or oxygen storage, we will need to use valves to build a thoughtful and safe oxygen system.

● Control Oxygen Flow

Oxygen valves can control the flow and pressure of oxygen according to actual needs to ensure the stability and safety of oxygen supply, and at the same time adjust the flow according to system needs to improve production efficiency.

● Guaranteed Oxygen Purity And Cleanliness

Oxygen valves need to have a high degree of sealing and cleanliness to avoid impurities and pollutants in the pipeline from harming oxygen, thereby ensuring safety during processing.

● Improving Safety and Stability of Oxygen Piping Systems

Oxygen valves are an important part of the oxygen pipeline system, and their safety and stability directly affect the safety and stability of the entire system. The use of reliable and safe valves can ensure the normal operation of the system and ensure production efficiency.

Types And Characteristics Of Valves For Oxygen

The oxygen pipeline system, different production processes will require different valves to realize automatic fluid control.

● Used To Cut Off And Control The Flow Of Oxygen

Ball Valves

Ball valve is a quarter-turn valve, which has the advantages of good sealing, easy operation, easy installation and long service life. It is widely used in various industries and used to adjust medium flow and pipeline pressure.

Butterfly Valves

Butterfly valves and ball valves belong to quarter-turn valves. They have the advantages of large size, wide application, easy installation, and easy maintenance. They are widely used to regulate the flow of media and cut off.

Gate Valves

The gate valve belongs to the linear operated valve. By rotating the hand wheel, the valve plate is driven to move up or down in a straight line, thereby opening or closing the valve. Widely used for shut-off the flow rate of various media.

Globe Valves

The globe valve is also a linear-operated valve. The globe valve can be used to cut off, transport and regulate the flow of media.

● Regulating The Flow Of The Pipeline

Pressure Reducing Valve

The pressure reducing valve can adjust the oxygen flow to adjust the pipeline pressure according to the needs of the system to ensure the normal operation of the pipeline.

Control Valve

A control globe valve is a valve that precisely regulates flow. According to the needs of the project, through the cooperation of a series of adjustment systems and positioners, the demand for precise adjustment can be realized.

● Protect Pipelines And Equipment

A safety valve is a device that protects pipelines and equipment, ensures project safety, and ensures the personal safety of engineers.

Tips For Selecting The Valves For Oxygen

● Material

Because oxygen is highly reactive and easy to burn and explode, the material of oxygen valves must have special designs such as fire prevention and explosion protection, and must be materials that can resist oxygen corrosion, such as copper, brass, stainless steel, etc.

● Sealing Performance

The sealing performance of the valve for oxygen must be good to ensure that there will be no leakage in the oxygen pipeline system. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a valve with good sealing performance and high reliability.

● Safety

Oxygen valves must have special designs such as fire prevention and explosion protection to ensure the safety and stability of the valve. At the same time, when using and maintaining the valve, it is necessary to abide by the relevant safety regulations and operating procedures to avoid accidents.

Maintenance And Maintenance Of Oxygen Valve

● Periodic Inspection And Replacement Of Parts

Regularly check the tightness of the oxygen valve, the looseness of the connection, whether the valve is opened and closed flexibly, whether there is damage, etc., and find and solve the problem in time. Regularly replace the sealing rings, springs and other vulnerable parts of the oxygen valve to avoid leakage and failure caused by aging and damage of parts.

● Clean

Regularly clean the oxygen valves to prevent impurities and pollutants in the pipeline from harming oxygen. Pay attention to the use of cleaning agents when cleaning, and avoid using cleaning agents containing grease and organic matter.

● Lubricating

Regularly apply lubricating oil to the piston, valve stem and other parts of the oxygen valve to ensure the flexibility and sealing of the valve.

● Anti-Corrosion Treatment

For oxygen valves exposed to humid environments, anti-corrosion treatment is required to avoid valve failure due to corrosion.

● Dust Treatment

For oxygen valves that are not used for a long time, dust-proof treatment is required to avoid the dust and pollutants in the pipeline from harming the valve.

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