Needle Valve


Needle valves are used in instrumentation systems and work on an identical principle to screwed stem globe valves. The difference being that instead of a plug point, a needle valve has, as you would expect, a needle point. Operation is generally by a t-bar, rotated to push the needle into the seat. The seat to seal interface is the needle passing through and sealing on a conical area machined inside the body (or on a seat insert screwed / swaged into the body). Energisation of the seal is by the mechanical force applied through the stem.

Further Information
Needle Valves - General Design Criteria
Standard Pressure Class Ratings / End Connections
Materials
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