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What is the difference between different materials for butterfly valve handles

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A lever butterfly valve is a common valve, understood as a butterfly valve operated by a handle, so the handle is a very important part of the handle butterfly valve. In this article we will learn about the handle material commonly used for handle butterfly valves.

Various materials can be used to make a butterfly valve handle. Each material has its pros and cons:

Cast iron: the most conventional handle, cheap, with high strength, hardness and wear resistance, not easy to rust, if the working conditions do not require the material or need to control costs, choose cast iron handle

Stainless steel: Stainless steel is a preferred material because of its durability and ability to resist corrosion.

Aluminum: Ball valve handles made from aluminum are resistant to corrosion. However, aluminum is lightweight, making it only suitable for low-pressure applications.

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