Baumeister, Theodore Formerly, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York; Editor in Chief, "Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers"
- Pipe valves
- Hydraulic turbine valves
- Steam-engine valves
- Internal combustion engine valves
- Compressor valves
- Pump valves
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A flow-control device. This article deals with valves for fluids, liquids, and gases. Valves are used to regulate the flow of fluids in piping systems and machinery. In machinery the flow phenomenon is frequently of a pulsating or intermittent character and the valve, with its associated gear, contributes a timing feature. For electrical valves See also: Electron tube .
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