Selection Guide Of A Baiji Gate Valve
A Baiji gate valve is a simple-looking valve that does wonders for many engineering, plumbing, air control and other industrial needs. This Baiji valve is little known throughout the industry. Choosing a valve is something that needs to be well-documented. Why? Because there are many things that one should consider before using a valve for industrial applications.
Here are some things that you need to know in selecting a Baiji valve:
- The Baiji valve is a gate valve. A gate valve is also commonly called a sluice valve, and it works by hindering the flow of matter from one side to the other, either completely or partially. Most commonly, a gate valve has a wedge that goes in the middle of these two areas and the other area is opened for access by lifting the wedge out of the way. If you are choosing a valve, you have to decide on how you want to “lift” this wedge out of the way. The most common way is by a rotating handwheel, but there are Baiji valves that could be controlled by handles.
- As with all other valves, you need to have a material in mind. Different types of matter and substances behave differently with metals, and you need to know which material would match the type of matter that you would use. It is common for a gate valve to be used for water, but there are other materials that it could hold too, and all of these would depend on what medium you are going to use. If you are dealing with corrosive matters, you have to make sure that the material on your gate valve could stand it.
- Sometimes, you need to choose a gate valve that you could operate with the lowest maintenance possible. However, this couldn’t be applied most of the times. It might be better if you knew how to maintain a Baiji gate valve if you want it to always be in top shape.
- You need to make sure that the valve you are going to use conforms to industrial standards. Always look for documents that would prove that the valves are working as they should, as it could prove to be tremendously damaging if leaks due to manufacturing errors happen. You would always have to prevent leaks, but substandard materials wouldn’t really be helpful in the maintenance of these gate valves.
The Baiji gate valve is named after a freshwater dolphin in the Yangtze River in China. It is believed to be nearing extinction and there are some serious efforts to propagate the species. Do you know what caused their near extinction? As with any other species, the Baiji is endangered by people and industrialization. Heavy and dangerous metals and other substances plagued the Yangtze River and it has made extinct many other animal species too. As for the gate valve, choosing and selecting the best Baiji valve should make losses and dangers avoidable. The extinction of your business because of unsuitable gate valves could be a traumatic experience.