Baelz NA is a trusted manufacturer of glycol control valves and control valve accessories for water glycol applications. Our products are engineered to order and sized to offer high-performing control capabilities over a long lifespan. Control valves from Baelz Automatic features a bellows seal to ensure minimal maintenance over the valve’s lifetime along with a secondary packing kit for even greater ease and maintenance use.
What is a Glycol Control Valve?
Control valves are electromechanical or mechanical devices that regulate and redirect fluids by either partially or completely blocking passages through process heating systems. Control valves ensure the long-lasting service life of equipment by keeping fluid pressure, velocity, and temperature within a correct operating range.
Since control valves are used in so many applications, there are many types to choose from, each varying in construction, size, and other factors. Water glycol control valves regulate water and glycol fluid mixtures within various machinery. They feature a valve body designed for use in heavy-duty operating environments and are available in 2-way and 3-way configurations. Glycol control valves consist of a one-piece valve body including plug, spindle, and bellows seal designed to eliminate potential leak points. They are incorporated into heating and cooling systems to regulate equipment and control fluid flow.
What Kind of Control Valve Do I Need for Water Glycol Hydraulic Fluid?
Water glycol hydraulic fluid applications within industrial environments require either a 2-way or 3-way control valve. These configurations are defined by the number of ports they feature. 2-way valves consist of two ports, an inlet, and an outlet. 3-way valves feature these same components, as well as an additional port. These 3-way valves can divert the flow of fluids or mix two fluids together and then transport them through the third port. Mixing the contents of two ports allows for varying pressures and temperatures to be combined and released with a new specific property.
2-way valves provide the ability to run cooling and heating systems at variable flow rates. They are useful for systems that experience changes in temperature, flow, or pressure. 3-way valves, on the other hand, are a cost-effective option for piping systems and can mix or divert fluids more efficiently than 2-way valves can. They are frequently used as diverting valves, with one port operating as an inlet (AB port) and the other two as outlets (A or B ports).
Applications of Water Glycol Control Valves
Water glycol fluids are used in hydraulic fluid applications due to their excellent fire-resistant qualities. Control valves ensure safety and reliability in these environments. Typical applications for water glycol control valves include:
- Die casting machines
- Basic oxygen furnace hydraulics
- Furnace chargers and dischargers
- Ladle-tilting mechanisms
- Straddle trucks
Many industrial plants rely on equipment systems that can be at risk of overheating. This machinery requires water glycol control valves to keep them running efficiently. Glycol control products are also necessary for construction and mining applications, as well as power generation, transportation, and marine.
Water Glycol Control Valves from Baelz NA
Water glycol control valves play a critical role in maintaining equipment used in many industries. High-quality construction and long-term reliability are important factors when selecting the right control valve. At Baelz NA, our products are backed by over 125 years of experience. Whether you need a basic valve for an on/off system or require a variable flow solution, we can help you find the best product for your needs.