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Float Ball Working Mechanism


Hollow space or solid filled materials that are suspended at the end of a lever in a cistern, tank or a boiler that mostly used to regulate the level of a liquid and mostly water are generally referred to as float balls. Float balls are available in the market in many different shapes such as they can be spherical or cylindrical. Float balls which have a hollow space inside helps enhance their buoyancy in water or any other liquid so as to determine the liquid level. Solid material float balls are made of plastic or other material whose density is required to be less than that of water or any other liquid also used for determining 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. A major principle that is applied in all types of float balls is the buoyancy principle where different densities between the float ball and the fluid helps in controlling and monitoring the fluid level.


There is a major type of float ball referred to as Stainless Steel Float Balls. Stainless steel is basically manufactured in such a way that it is combined with another metal called chromium in a quantity of about 10% which is hard and brittle metal and able to resist tarnishing and high temperatures because of its very high melting point. In a situation where ordinary steel is used together with stainless steel, the ordinary steel would turn out to be very rusty as well as easily corroded which is not the situation with stainless steel. 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 at http://stainlesssteelfloatballs.com/ 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. A float ball, a valve and a stem which connects the float ball and the valve are the major components of a float ball mechanism. Valves are important as they stop the flow the liquid into the cistern, tank or a boiler as the stem rises and creates a tight seal. Once the fluid is emptied from the cistern, tank or a boiler, the float ball drops opening 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.