Globe Valve Used on Ships : Design and Maintenance
Glove valve, a type of valve, is commonly used on board ships in places such as bilge suction lines. A linear motion valve, which regulates the flow of the fluid, the valve has a globe (bulbous) shaped body that houses the valve seat and the disc.
The general arrangement of a globe valve consists of the valve seat and the disc arranged at right angle to the axis of the valve. The perpendicular movement of the disc, away from the valve seat, causes a space between the disc and the disc ring, which opens the valve.
This characteristic provides good throttling ability to the globe valve which is extremely helpful in regulating the flow of the fluid. The globe valve is used not only in starting and stopping the fluid flow but also for regulating the same.