Score (Europe) Limited offer the supply of needle valves
Needle valves are used in instrumentation systems and work on an identical principle to screwed stem globe valves. The difference being that instead of a plug point, a needle valve has, as you would expect, a needle point. Operation is generally by a t-bar, rotated to push the needle into the seat. The seat to seal interface is the needle passing through and sealing on a conical area machined inside the body (or on a seat insert screwed / swaged into the body). Energisation of the seal is by the mechanical force applied through the stem.
The primary function of a needle valve is isolation. The secondary function could be throttling (although not recommended as this can result in erosion of the sealing surface) and the third function is reduction, where the seat aperture in the needle valve is a smaller bore than the piping bore.
Needle Valve Specification
Manual Hand Lever Operated
Operating temperature and fluids suitability - further information on request
Firesafe / Cryogenic / Gas Service certified options
Modification service available for all stock options