Three-way ball valve has an L- or T-shaped hole through the valve, to create multi-directional medium switch.
Moreover, multi-port ball valves such as 4 ways or more, are also available, the inlet way often being orthogonal to the plane of the outlets. For special applications, the operation is performed by rotating a single lever 4-way ball valve. The 4-way valve has two L-shaped ports in the ball that do not interconnect, sometimes referred to as an "×" port.
Features of Three Way Ball Valves:
4-piece Body, Floating Ball type
L-shaped or T-shaped Ball for Various Diversion
Full Port or Reduced Port
Fire Safe to API 607
Lever, Gear Operation or Actuator Available
Applicable Standards of Three Way Ball Valves:
a) Design & Manufacture: API 6D, BS 5351, ASME B16.34
b) Face to Face: ASME B16.10, EN 558, API 6D
c) End Connection: ASME B16.5, EN 1092, JIS B2220
d) Test and Inspection: API 6D, EN 12266, API 598
Sizes: 1/2" - 10" ,DN 15 - DN 250
Pressure Rating: Class150 - Class 600 or PN 16 - PN 100
Material of valve body: WCB, LCB, CF3, CF8M, CF3M, A105, LF2, F304, F304L, F316, F316L etc.
Operated by: Lever, Gear, Pneumatic, hydraulic and Electric actuator