Valves are defined as devices to control or regulate the commencement, termination, direction and also the pressure or rate of flow of fluid under pressure which is delivered by a compressor or vacuum pump or is stored in a vessel. Valves are technically fittings but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure.

Valves have many uses, including controlling water for irrigation, industrial uses for controlling processes, residential uses such as on/off and pressure control to dish and clothes washers and taps in the home. Even aerosols have a tiny valve built in. Valves are also used in the military and transport sectors.

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Valves are found in every industrial process. They are used everywhere including sewage processing, boiler rooms, gas stations, food manufacturing, chemical and plastic manufacturing etc.

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Valves vary widely in form and application. Sizes typically range from 0.1 mm to 60 cm. Special valves can have a diameter exceeding 5 meters.Disposable valves may be found in common household items including mini-pump dispensers and aerosol cans.

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