Float Ball Working Mechanism
Regulation of a liquid level in a cistern, tank or a boiler such as water is mostly done by apparatus referred to as float balls which can either be having a hollow space or they can be filled with a solid material. Float balls are available in the market in many different shapes such as they can be spherical or cylindrical. The hollow float balls which have air inside helps enhance their buoyancy in water or any other liquid so as to determine the liquid level. Plastic and other materials used in making the solid fill in solid float balls are supposed to be having a lower density than that of the floating liquid to enhance buoyancy and are also used for monitoring the liquid level. The floats balls mechanisms can also be utilized in other mechanisms to monitor the fluid level such as the switch mechanisms as well as translucent fluid-tubes. All the float balls depend on the principle of buoyancy where different densities between the float ball and the fluid helps in controlling and monitoring the fluid level.
There exists several types of float balls including stainless steel float ball. An alloy of steel made up of about 10% chromium which is hard and brittle metal and able to resist tarnishing and high temperatures because of its very high melting point is what is generally referred to as stainless steel. Stainless steel materials are non-corrosive and do not rust which would be the case if ordinary steel is used. The use of stainless steel float balls is recommended since they are capable of withstanding very high temperatures and pressures and they are also able to provide maximum buoyancy. The use of stainless steel float balls in monitoring the fluid levels is possible because they are quite strong and highly durable as well as they are able to resist corrosion. The great durability of stainless steel float balls and other qualities makes them highly viable for all uses mostly the commercial use hence being cost efficient.
A float ball mechanism is able to monitor and control the fluid level by having a valve that is able to close the flow of the liquid into the cistern, tank or a boiler once the needed level is attained and is able to work accurately and can also be relied on. The float ball mechanism is made up of the float ball, a valve and a stem which connects the float ball to the valve. The flow of the liquid into the cistern, tank or a boiler and the stem rising thus creating a tight seal to stop the flow of a liquid is mainly done by the valve. The float ball system works in such a way that the float ball level lowers once the fluid is removed from the cistern, tank or a boiler, this opens up the valve allowing more fluid to get in while the float ball rises as the fluid level rises until the required level is attained where the valve closes.