A pinch valve is a low-cost piece of equipment that functions similarly to a tap. It has an on/off switch to turn off, allow, or control the flow of any media that passes through it.
Pinch valves are used in the cement industry, the plastic industry, the pneumatic conveying industry, and the wastewater industry/sewage treatment plants.
The following are some of the advantages of pinch valves:
- Low and simple maintenance
- There is no clogging or dead spots.
- Compact, simple, strong, and straight-through design
Disadvantages of Pinch Valves
However, pinch valves have some drawbacks, such as
- Because elastomeric materials have temperature resistance limitations, the pinch valve is not suitable for high-temperature applications.
- The pinch valve should not be used in vacuum applications.
- Incompatible with pulsating flow.