Discover The Utility of Brass Compression Needle Valves

Brass compression needle valves are used to control the flow of liquids and gases. They work by using a brass needle to compress a seal, which then controls the flow of fluid. Brass compression type valves are often used in applications where precision is important, such as in medical devices or in laboratory equipment. These unique needle valves are made by first machining a brass body to the desired shape. A hole is then drilled through the center of the body and a brass rod is inserted. The rod is then machined to create a conical point. Finally, a brass nut is screwed onto the end of the rod to complete the valve.

Common Safety Concerns

Brass compression needle valves are widely used in many industries because they are durable and provide a tight seal. However, there are some safety concerns that need to be considered when using these valves. One of the most common safety concerns with these popular needle valves is that they can become jammed if not used properly. If the valve is not opened and closed slowly and carefully, the brass internals can become damaged and cause the valve to become stuck in the open or closed position. This can be dangerous if the valve is controlling a critical process or if it is in a hazardous area.

Manufacturer's Instructions

Another safety concern with brass valves of this kind is that they can leak if not installed correctly. If the valve is not tightened properly, it may not provide a good seal and could allow dangerous liquids or gases to escape. Therefore, it is so important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when installing the valves. Despite these safety concerns, brass compression needle valves are still widely used because they are durable and provide a tight seal. When used correctly, they can be a safe and effective way to control, meter and manage various processes. Contact Industrial Parts & Fittings today to learn more!