Ball valves can be connected on the ends of CIP piping or non-critical areas of sanitation, as well as in homebrew applications where cost is an important factor. Non-encapsulated tri clamp ball valves offer full port, unobstructed flow and the ability to precisely regulate flow.
The 2-piece seat is a non-encapsulating PTFE seat for inline flow. Liquid can get trapped in the valve body cavity and as a result, in sanitary applications the valve should be disassembled and manually cleaned between uses. This ball valve does not have a locking mechanism.