Lesson Code: PEA-1250. The different types of valves used in a pharmaceutical plant are explained.

  • Category: API Manufacturing - Equipment


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

- Explain the purpose of valves in product transfer during API manufacturing

- Name the two main categories of valves

- Name the two different types of control valves

- Describe how both ball and butterfly valves work

- List the advantages and disadvantages of ball and butterfly valves

- Explain how a reciprocating stem valve works

- List the advantages and disadvantages of reciprocating stem valves

- Describe the two types of non-return valves and list some of their problems

- Explain how a diaphragm valve works

- List the two main types of diaphragm valves

- Explain how a pressure-relief valve works

Keywords: Ball Valve, Ball Non-Return Valve, Bursting Disk, Butterfly Valve, Control Valve, Diaphragm Valve, Hinged Non-Return Valve, Non-Return, Pressure Relief Valve, Reciprocating Stem Valves, Rotating Stem Valves