Float Ball Working Mechanism
Float balls are materials that have a hollow space or can be solid material that is 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. Float balls are available in the market in many different shapes such as they can be spherical or cylindrical. Determination of the liquid level or water level can be done by use of float balls that have a hollow space to enhance their buoyancy. 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. Switch mechanisms together with the translucent fluid-tubes can also employ the float ball mechanism in monitoring the fluid level. 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. Stainless steel is 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. Stainless steel is preferred to ordinary steel as it does not rust or corrode easily. Stainless steel float balls are quite recommended to be used where there is high pressure as well as high temperatures in any liquid and they also provide maximum buoyancy. The stainless-steel float balls are quite strong and highly durable and their ability to resist corrosion allows them to be used in corrosive liquids to monitor the liquid level. Stainless steel float balls are more viable for use in any setting mostly the commercial setting since their great qualities makes them cost efficient.
Float ball mechanism is able to accurately monitor and control the fluid level and can be relied on since it have a valve that close the flow of the liquid into the cistern, tank or a boiler once the needed level is attained. A float ball works together with a valve and a stem which connects the float ball to the valve. The valves help stop the flow the liquid into the cistern, tank or a boiler as the stem rises and creates a tight seal. 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.