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Manual Valves

Cross Company Manual Valves

Manual valves, also called block valves, are operated manually with a lever or handwheel. They are primarily on/off but some can accommodate simple throttling. In addition to regular valve uses, manual valves allow you to isolate part of a process for maintenance, like removing pipe or equipment downstream. They can also be used to stop all flow in a line for an extended period of time.

Type of manual valves include:

  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Gate
  • Globe valves
  • Diaphragm

If you need a manual valve for your process application, you’ve come to the right place. At Cross Company Process Solutions, we can provide your operation with the valves or valve automation equipment you’re looking for. Contact one of our experts today to learn more.

Precise and Reliable Flow Regulation

Manual valves are critical to many industrial process applications, providing a fundamental level of control and manipulation of the flow of fluids or gases. These valves are able to provide a straightforward but crucial mechanism for flow regulation, pipeline isolation, and pressure level adjustments. So when it comes to precise process control, manual valves can be indispensable.

One key advantage of manual valves is a high level of reliability. Their design, though in many cases basic, often translates into dependable performance over an extended period of time. They are also less susceptible to malfunctioning, which increases overall operational efficiency and throughput.

Another significant advantage of manual valves is flexibility. Their intuitive operations allow operators to make the real-time flow rate and pressure adjustments necessary to ensure smooth operation. This level of control is crucial in processes where conditions may change rapidly or unpredictably. Further, manual valves are compatible with a wide range of fluids and gases, making them versatile choices for industries spanning from petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to food and beverage.

Various actuation mechanisms

Wide range of material selection

Precise flow regulation

Shut-off capability

Multi-turn and quarter-turn options

Different connection types

Benefits of Manual Valves

There are many benefits to utilizing manual valves for your process application. Some of those benefits include reliable control, immediate responses, and safety assurance.

Reliable Control

Manual valves offer consistent and dependable control over fluid and gas flow. Their straightforward design ensures stable performance even in challenging conditions, making them a reliable choice for various industrial processes.

Immediate Response

In situations where rapid adjustments are needed, manual valves provide an immediate response. Operators can manually regulate flow rates and pressures, allowing for quick adaptations to changing process conditions.

Safety Assurance

Manual valves play a crucial role in ensuring safety. Operators can swiftly close the valve in emergencies, preventing potential hazards such as leaks, spills, or overpressure situations. This direct shutdown capability enhances workplace safety.

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Providing Tangible Value for Process Applications

Like all valves, manual valve requirements vary greatly in the parameters that need to be considered when specifying a valve and unfortunately, no one valve can handle every application. Considerations include type of material flowing through the pipe, pressure, temperature, cavitation, flashing, noise and emissions.

Cross Company has decades of experience in specifying the correct control valve for an application. Our experts can choose from a variety of manufacturers that we represent, including Neles (formerly Jamesbury), Flo-tite, Adams Valves, Apollo, Max-Seal, Parker and Steriflow. We take the time to learn about your application and what you’re trying to accomplish and then make a tailored recommendation for your particular need.

We’ve also got a range of articles on our website to help educate you on the different types of valves and their applications. Check out our series Valves 101, Ball Valves and Butterfly Valves. For more information on all types of valves, visit the Resources section of the site.

Offering Solutions From Leading Brands

Why Cross Manual Valves?

At Cross Company, we’re committed to providing high-quality process valves to all of our customers through our strategic partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers. Through this, we’re able to maintain a wide offering of reliable, innovative, and technologically advanced valves suitable for many applications.

Our team of process engineers, application specialists, and support is fully equipped to work with you to find the right valve for your process application. Whether you need a manual valve or an automated flow control system, we have the industry experience, equipment, and expertise necessary to ensure your operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Partnering with Cross Company for your valve needs guarantees access to a vast selection of high-quality products and expert support, enhancing the overall performance and reliability of your operations. Contact one of our experts today to learn more about how Cross can help your process operation.

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Cross Valve Automation Brochure

Optimize your process performance. With an industry leading selection of providers, Cross experts can help your team find exactly what valve automation solutions your operation needs. Take a look at our latest valve automation brochure and contact a Cross expert today! 

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Related Valves and Valve Automation

At Cross, we offer much more than just manual valves. We can also provide the solutions our process manufacturing partners need to succeed. Check out our other valve equipment and see for yourself.

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