Ball Valves

Ball Valves are process valves that are is often used in piping systems to restrict or allow the movement of fluid, manufactured with high levels of technical expertise and precise standards of engineering - Omal, from Tectra Automation supplies ball valves that is suitable for use in extreme temperatures, flammable applications, as well as with corrosive and aggressive gases and liquids. Tectra Automation, a Bosch Rexroth company provides ball valves suited for use in industrial and plant automation applications and are available in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact us today!

Thor Split Body Ball Valves

Omal Thor Split Body valves feature stainless steel & carbon steel ball valves to suit a wide range of applications, including very low temperatures.


Stainless Steel Ball Valves

Stainless steel ball valves are suited for medium pressure applications including air, water, gas, petrol, petrochemical products & aggressive media.


Magnum Wafer & Split Wafer Ball Valves

The Omal range of Magnum Wafer and Split Wafer ball valves are non-protruding valves for use in extremely low temperatures, down to -40 °C.


Cast Iron Ball Valves

Cast iron ball valves have a working pressure of 16 bar. They are suitable for liquid gases and gaseous fuels, flammable & ATEX environments.


Carbon Steel Ball Valves

Omal carbon steel ball valves feature 3-way bore threaded-ends for a range of applications including high pressure & flammable or ATEX environments.


Brass Ball Valves

Omal's range of brass ball valves feature 2- & 3-way valves for use with low to high pressures, suitable for both aggressive & non-aggressive fluids.


Hercules High Pressure Ball Valves

Range of Hercules high pressure ball valves offer four valves for use in range of applications up to 480 bar. Available in carbon & stainless steel.


Pro-Chemie 60 Ball Valve

Omal"s Pro-Chemie 60 ball valve is ideal for use in the chemical industry with stainless steel construction & design for less breakaway torque!


PVC Ball Valves

2-way PVC ball valve comes in 10 nominal diameter sizes, from 10 to 100 mm. 3-way PVC ball valve comes in 7 nominal diameter sizes, from 10 to 50 mm.


Trunnion Ball Valves

Omal Automation trunnion ball valves feature a 2- or 3-piece body to provide automatic body cavity relief in a range of applications, including ATEX.

Bosch Rexroth Africa brings the world’s leading hydraulics, pneumatics and automation brands to Africa!

Ball Valves offer precise fluid transfer control

Omal Automation ball valves from Tectra Automation help operators achieve safer, more reliable plants. Omal Automation’s ball valves are manufacctured with high levels of technical expertise and precise standards of engineering. For over 30 years, Omal Automation has devoted its R&D to develop ball valves that innovate new levels of performance and safety. These innovations include:

  • Its status as only one of four companies in the world certified to manufacture process valves for the oil and gas industry
  • Omal’s ATEX directive approval that enables the company to manufacture valves for potentially explosive or flammable applications
  • The manufacture of durable, robust heavy-duty materials of construction and internal lining protection to enable the process valves to withstand sub-Saharan Africa’s toughest conditions
  • Ball valves that are guaranteed to simplify your pipe network coupling, driving down maintenance time and downtime
Contact Tectra Automation today to find the right process valve for your application!

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Ball valve applications

Constructed from various steels, rubbers and irons, this range of ball valves includes options for virtually any fluid control task in any industry. These industries include: automotive, biogas, chemical, petrochemical, energy and power generation, food and beverage, marine, mining, oil and gas, steel works, textile as well as industrial water and wastewater applications.

Highest quality ball valves

All Omal Automation process valves, including this range of ball valves, are developed, manufactured and tested at Omal Automation's factories in Milan, Italy. These factories utilise the latest manufacturing technologies to enable the company to develop ball valves that last longer in harsh environments while outperforming competitor ball valves.

Comply with the highest safety and environmental standards

Omal Automation ball valves are certified to the following performance, safety and environmental standards:

  • ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems)
  • ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems)
  • Directive 97/23/EC - PED (Pressure Equipment Directive)
  • ATEX Directive for use in potential explosive environmen
  • GAS distribution systems in accordance with EN 13774
  • SIL determinations

Frequently asked questions:

What is a ball valve used for?
A ball valve is a shut-off valve that controls, allows, and obstructs the flow of vapours, liquids, and gases in a piping system. This is achieved by rotating the ball and having a bore inside the valve.
What are the four types of ball valves?
The four types of ball valves are:
  • Full port ball valve: This type of ball valve is idea for applications where the required flow rate is high. The valve has a bore that is the same size as the pipeline to allow mininal restrictions to the flow of fluid.
  • Reduced port ball valve: This valve is best utilised in applications where flow control is crucial. The ball valve has a bore smaller than the pipeline.
  • V-port ball valve: The ball valve’s v-shaped ball allows a more precise flow control. It is best applied where the flow needs to be accurate.
  • Multiport ball valve: This type of ball valve can be configured to allow the ncessary flow pattern. It has multiple ports and is applied where numerous streams or fluid need to be directed.
What are the advantages of ball valves?
The advantages of ball valves include:
  1. High efficiency
    Ball valves are regarded as high recovery valves due to their low-pressure and high flow capacity because of the size of the opening in the ball. The design of these valves results in there being little turbulence or resistence to fluid flow when the valve is opened.
  2. Convienience
    Due to the ball valve’s 90 degree operation and small sizes, ball valves are efficient and easy to use.
  3. Robust
    Ball valves can withstand high temperatures,which results in them being durable and suitable for applications in many industries.
  4. Economical solution
    Ball valves require low maintenance meaning their incorporation into a plant is cost-effective.


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