Valves are the gate keepers in our piping systems, controlling the flow through them in a number of ways. While some of the ones you may encounter out in the field may be totally unfamiliar to you, most of us use valves every day at home. For example, the faucet on your kitchen sink is a type of valve.
There are many, many different types of valves, classified primarily by their physical features (gate valve, check valve, etc.) and/or their function (service valve, check valve, etc.). As a result, the gallery in this section of the website is subdivided by those classifications to organize it a bit more.
To use the gallery, scroll down until you find something that looks like what you saw out in the field. If you don't find what you are looking for, feel free to submit a picture of what you saw and we will see if one of the folks on our team can identify it and then add it to the appropriate gallery if it is something new.
Use the navigation tabs at the top of the page to get back to the home page or a different part of the web site.
A Combination Service Valve, Check Valve and Throttling Valve
A Common Drawing Symbol for a Combination Valve