A ball valve is designed to act as a stopper or flow controller for liquids and gases. It features a rotary ball with a hole. Rotating the ball around its axis at 90 degrees will either block the flow or allow passage. Ball valves
with more than one port exist. You will come across 2-way, 3-way, and 4-way valves.
Two-way valves are conventional, plus they feature a manually operated lever. When you open the valve, the handle aligns with the pipe, and when closed, the handle stays at a perpendicular position. Ball valves have a long lifespan and remain in place hence their use as a shut-off valve.
Three-way ball valves feature a T-shaped port that allows a user to perform multiple functions with a single swipe of the handle. By opening a 3-way ball valve, you can distribute the flow. You could also mix the flow from three different pipes.
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