3 Way Plug Valve

3 Way Plug Valve

※ Three Way or Four Way Plug
※ Size Range: NPS 2 to NPS 16
※ Pressure Range: 150LB to 600LB
※ Design STD.: API 599/ ASME B16.34
※ 3 Way Plug Valve Manufacturer


Multiport valves are normally used to replace many two-way valves and control instruments with a single multiport valve to simplify pipe and valve installations. Multiport valves are commonly used for diverting services in transfer lines. Multiport valves eliminate dead legs, improve drain ability, simplify system inspection, and have a smaller outer profile, making them easier to install and operate in confined areas. System welds and their related quality issues are minimized using customized designs for challenging tasks. They minimize the possibility of leak pathways while also addressing space constraints. Multiport valves are available in a wide range of flow patterns and directions, as well as in both automated and manual designs.

It should be noted that there are situations when the multiport valve does not completely shut off flow. For proper operation, great attention should be taken while selecting the specific port configuration.

What is a 3-Way Plug Valve?

3-Way Plug Valves belong to the family of quarter-turn rotary valves that are used for mechanical controlling, starting, stopping, mixing, and diverting the fluid flow in the pipelines. These plug valves employ a cylindrical or conical plug that is turned with the help of a manual lever or actuator to 90 degrees for operation.

They are available in different types of port arrangements: 3-way/2 port, 3-way/3 port, and a variety of flow patterns. 3-Way plugs are available in all multi-port designs and include wider-than-standard ports to avoid flow cut-off. Proportioning plugs, which allow flow to adjust proportionally between two outlets, are also available. 3-Way Plug valves improve efficiency and lower valve, piping, and operating costs in mixing and diverting services

Working: 3-Way Plug Valve.

The operation of the 3-Way Plug Valve differs amongst both distributors and mixers. The 3-Way Plug Valve allows for variable selection of the medium flow direction

3 way plug valve direction

  • Distributing: The rotating segment distributes the media flow that enters the valve through one connection and exits through two outputs. As a result, shutting one outlet increases the flow rate of the other.
  • Mixing: The rotating section combines the media flows fed into the valve through two connections and sends them out through a single discharge. As a result, shutting one intake increases the flow rate of the other.

Features & Benefits: 3-Way Plug Valve

  • The 3-way plug valve’s main feature is that it can quickly adjust to multi-channel constructions, which may be split in three, four, or more ways. Multi-channel valves enhance pipe system design while reducing the utilization of multiple valves and several machine connection components.
  • 3-way plug Valve guarantees that redundant pressure relief systems can be repaired safely and effectively without causing any process interruptions. It is achieved by the smooth operation of the valve, which allows for a changeover from the primary to the secondary system while providing a positive shut-off to the isolated system.
  • Only a single connection in a pressure vessel is required to switch the systems through a single valve, allowing the system to transition fast and prevent costly depressurization. The valve’s simple port configuration ensures that flow is always delivered between the base port and one of the side ports.

Technical Specification: 3-Way Plug Valve

  • Size Range                 :NPS 2 to NPS 16
  • Class Range               : ANSI Class 125 – Class 600
  • Design Standard      : ASME B16.34 / API 599
  • End Connection       : Flanged ASME B16.10
  • Valve Body Material : Ductile Iron / Stainless Steel
  • Temperature Range : -60°C to 260°C
  • Sleeve                          : PTFE / CFT / GFT
  • Operation                   : Manual Lever / Pneumatic / Electrical

Applications: 3-Way Plug Valve

3-Way Plug Valves are intended to manage clear and dirty, viscous and corrosive fluids, sludge, coarse and fibrous slurries, and clean and dirty noxious gases. They are utilized in a wide range of applications, including treating wastewater, water treatment and distribution, chemical and petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining, power, and other industrial applications.

Top Five 3-Way Plug Valve Manufacturers

Company Name: Valtorc International
Type of Business: 3 Way Plug ValveManufacturer
Company’s Address: PO Box 1928, Kennesaw, GA 30156.
Contact Information: Phone: 770-423-7100, 
Other Products: Ball, Butterfly, Check, Control, Globe, Gate, Fusible Link, Knife Gate, Plug, Solenoid, Sanitary, PVC Valves, etc.
Applications: Chemical & Petro, Food & Beverages, Mining & Construction, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water & Wastewater Industries, etc.

Company Name: Wellgrow Industries Corp.
Type of Business: Manufacturer
Company’s Address: No.66, Lane 126, Sec. 2, Shi-Twen Rd., Taichung 40749, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Contact Information: Phone: 886-4-23112576, 
Other Products: Ball Valve, Check Valve, Gate Valve, Flanged Ball Valve, Flange Ball Valve, Non- Return Valve, Spring Check Valve, Silent Check Valve, Dual Check Valve, Wafer Check Valve, Piston Check Valve, Float Ball Valve, Floating Ball Valve, Stop Valve, 3 Way Ball Valve, 3 Way Valve, 2 Way Valve, 4 Way Valve, Brass Valve, Bronze Valve, etc.
Applications: Petrochemical, Food & Beverages, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water & Wastewater applications, etc.

Company Name: J&O Fluid Control Co. Limited.
Type of Business: 3 Way Plug Valve Manufacturer
Company’s Address: Yongyu Road, Yongxing, Longwan, Wenzhou, China 325000.
 Tel: 0086 577 8663 2750
Other Products: Butterfly Valve, Ball Valve, Diaphragm Valve, Sampling Valve, Divert Valve, Reversing Valve, Plug Valve, Disk Check Valve, Safety Valve, Level Valve, Needle Valve, etc.
Applications: Industry sectors include food, dairy, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biological engineering, water treatment, petroleum, chemical, etc.

Type of Business: Manufacturer
Company’s Address: No. 8-9 Chengzhong Rd, Yaqian Industrial Zone, Yongxing, Longwan, Wenzhou, China.
Contact Information: Phone: 86-577-86658703, 
Other Products: Sanitary butterfly valves, sanitary diaphragm valves, sanitary check valves, sanitary ball valves, sanitary CPM valves, etc.
Applications: Chemical, Bioth, Food & Beverages, Dairy, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Water & Wastewater Industries, etc.

Type of Business: 3 Way Plug Valve Manufacturer
Company’s Address: RM18C, 27/F, Ho King Comm CTR, 2-16 Fayuen ST, Mongkok Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact Information: Phone: +86-577-8665-8738
Other Products: Sanitary pipe fittings, sanitary valves, sanitary pumps, tank accessories, and related specialist products.
Applications: Industry of food, dairy, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.3 


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