SearchAsk us anythingarrow rightIs there a flow direction for ball valves?If you want to mount a valve in a certain direction, you must throw an arrow into the body that shows the direction to flow.Let's Get It Fixed!Our virtual experts can diagnose your issue (for free!) and resolve simple problems.Chat with a live expertChat nowCall 1 (855) 466-3948Call nowRATESHARECopy linkTwitterLinkedinFacebookmagnifying glassLink copied to clipboard.SUBMIT AN ANSWERRELATED QUESTIONSDo ball valves reduce flow?Ball valves are hard, durable and reliable. They close safely even after long periods of non-use. These qualities make them an excellent option to close and control applications. Ball valves are not able to provide a final or surrounding flow control.Does a ball valve have a flow direction?In short, a ball is round, so the direction does not matter. If a valve is to be installed in a certain direction it must have an arrow thrown into the body that shows the direction of the flow.Do Butterfly Valves have a flow direction?Butterfly valves are bidirectional, but have a preferred flow direction. However, it is strongly recommended to install the valves in the preferred flow direction, as they will extend the service life of the valves and also reduce the operating torque.Do gate valves have flow direction?Door valves are always two-way. Door valves look like Globe valves from the outside because they are often producers of the same body and it may be difficult to recognize a Globe valve door valve.Do ball valves have a flow direction?In short, a ball is round, so the direction does not matter. If a valve is to be installed in a certain direction it must have an arrow thrown into the body that shows the direction of the flow.