Introduction to Parker Valves

Valves are devices designed to regulate the flow of fluids (including gases) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing passageways in pipes. Valves have extensive application over numerous industries – for this reason they vary widely in size, form and materials used depending on what they are going to be used for. They can be relatively simple, or they can be complex – in which case excellent design is critical to how well they work. Parker offers a large range of Valves for Instrumentation, and Semi-conductors, the Food and Beverage Industries, the Refrigeration Industry, Transportation, Marine and Industrial use, as well as catering to specialty markets such as Aerospace and Solar, the Oil Industry, and Gas and Wind generation. As you can imagine, these industries require superb quality assurance, durability, maintenance, and a large range of Parker Valves to cater to their diverse needs. Parker offers that and more.

Parker produces directional, pressure and fluid control valves which are used in numerous applications. They are available in metric and imperial sizes, and in a wide variety of applications including brass, steel, and stainless steel, plastic and highly customized materials like PFA, and PTFE. The materials used for any particular Valve will be determined by the type of fluid used, temperatures involved, pressure, and the particular needs of a system. The main Parker valves used are Ball Valves – these are ideal for quick shut-off of flow; Butterfly Valves, which are used for flow regulation of fluid in large pipes; Choke Valves which are used for the high pressure drops found in oil and gas wellheads; Check Valves which allow fluid to flow in one direction only; Diaphragm Valves – predominantly used in the pharmaceutical and Food Industries; and Gate Valves which are mainly for on/off control with low pressure drop. Needles Valves are used for accurate flow control – there are many more types of Valves, and Parker can provide you with quality Valves to meet the specification of your particular system.

Parker has solutions for all Valve needs. The company has annual sales exceeding $10 Billion, and its products are vital to almost every industry. Because the company offers such a large variety of products, Parker has made product selection easier for customer with several innovative Product Selection Tools. inPHorm uses a Systematic Design process to navigate through the selection of a product, and prompting you for the description of your application. IT performs complex calculations and searcher tables to ensure that, if for example, you require a Ball Valve; you will find the correct Parker part for your application. eSelection allows customer to narrow down which product line they need, and which specific part they need – if you need Valves, eSelection will guide you to the correct Valve for your specification. In addition, Parker offers technical support and back-up.

The fact that Parker provides Valves to such a vast variety of technologies means that their designs are cutting edge, and can cater to the most demanding customer and system requirements. Parker meets its customer’s needs in motion and control by providing the broadest range of products available from any single supplier, supported by expertise in nine majored technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanically, filtration process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding and climate control.