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Angle Valves

Angle valves are designed to control the flow of liquids or gases in a pipeline. They are particularly useful when space is limited, or the piping system requires a change in direction. Angle valves have an L-shaped body, forming a right angle. This design allows the valve to be mounted in tight spaces where a straight-line valve might be impractical.

They typically consist of a valve body, a handle or lever for manual operation, and an internal mechanism such as a gate or ball that regulates flow. An angle valve’s primary purpose is to start or stop the flow of fluids in a piping system. The valve can be opened or closed by turning the handle or lever and controlling the position of the internal mechanism to permit or block the flow of the liquids through the pipeline. Angle valves are often installed where a water supply line connects to a fixture, such as a sink or toilet. They are commonly found in residential and commercial plumbing systems.

These valves are also used in industrial settings, HVAC systems, and other applications where a change in direction is needed, or space constraints exist. Angle valves come in various materials, including brass, stainless steel, and plastic, depending on the fluid type, pressure, and temperature requirements.

Applications of Angle Valves

Angle valves are commonly used in domestic water supply systems and manufacturing, chemical processing, and power generation industries. They are often employed in situations where the direction of flow needs to be changed or when the valve needs to be mounted close to a wall or other obstruction.