In floating ball valves, the ball is not held in place by a trunnion, so it floats downstream slightly.

They have a small volume, light weight and are relatively simple in structure and function, so it means low maintenance and long lasting service period, besides that freely floating ball can better guarantee sealing.

In just 90º, they complete the opening and closing functions with the advantage of an almost an inappreciable drop of pressure in the pipeline on the full open position.


Babcock Valves offers a wide range of floating ball valve designs: side or top entry types or bolted, one piece or threaded and sealed bodies.


Floating ball Babcock Valves are produced in sizes from 1/4″ to 12″, with an ANSI classification from 150 to 2500 lb.


We produce ball valves in a wide range of materials, including high alloys (exotic), like duplex stainless steels, hastelloy, inconel, monel, titanium, etc. Modern techniques and customer requirements continuously impose changes in materials and design, due to which any reference not included in this web will also be supplied.