The GLOBE VALVE gets its name from the shape of its body rather than from any internal parts.
Unlike a gate valve which allows or impedes flow through a straight passageway, an integral part of the globe valve's design is port configuration which forces a change in the direction of flow and creates the chamber in which the disc and seat will operate to regulate flow.
Globe valves have at least two notable advantages: for throttling (controlling partial flow) and for ease-of-service under heavy use.
Because of their suitability for a wide range of applications, globe valves are available in a wide range of metals, alloys and plastics.
Material selection depends on the characteristics of the media (including its concentration and temperature), and Associated Valve is both able and pleased to consult with customers on their specific needs.