A globe valve, different from other types of valve devices, is utilized for regulating fluid flow in a pipeline, and is characterized by a mobile plug or disc element as well as a static ring seat within a (commonly) spherical body. In this valve application guide, find some of our most popular public projects where you can learn how to analyze the thermal shock, evaluate the flow coefficient, perform a fluid flow (CFD) analysis, and find the pressure drop of your valve design. On this page, you can also find relevant globe valve resources from our blog. What’s more? Hear what our customers with similar applications have to say about working with SimScale.
Typical Globe Valve Applications
These types of valves can be applied in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to:
Turbine lube oil systems
Turbine drains and seals
High-point vents and low-point drains
Fuel oil systems
Systems where leak tightness is important
Cooling liquid systems
Why Is Online Simulation with SimScale Needed for This Application?
Globe valve applications need to be analyzed in the early design process to predict performance in terms of pressure drop and force acting on the walls within a structure.
Using online CFD simulation from SimScale, you can evaluate pressure drop, fluid recirculation zones, and other forces acting upon a valve to then iterate and optimize your globe valve in the design process before physical prototyping.
Search our public project library for user-generated globe valve simulations
In this study, the valve flow coefficient (K_v value) of a globe valve was calculated. The detailed analysis explains how the geometry and meshing were set up, which simulations were run, as well as how the results and conclusions were found with detailed post-processed images.
This project shows how SimScale can be used to analyze the fluid flow through valves, trying to comprehend the various processes occurring before, during, and after the passage of water through the valve.
EJ Consulting Increased the Size of Their Valve Quickly with SimScale
“With the simulations done on SimScale, we characterized the valve (original goal), and gained much greater insight into the interaction between the valve and the fluid at each valve position. This will help us provide a better analysis in the future. SimScale has proved to be for the firm a flexible and scalable tool, which was critical for a HUBZone firm like ours.”