A valve allows the high pressure system to discharge to multiple locations. The valve includes an inlet section with moveable transition and slip sleeve section to connect to a number of fixed ports. The ports are connected to high pressure piping headed to different destinations.
Material flow must be stopped prior to disengaging the slip sleeve section and moving the transition section to another port. High pressure system air discharges from the valve assembly when changing to different ports. When the linkage of the valve moves the valve into position, the slip-sleeve extends over the new port inlet. Material flow is turned back on when the slip-sleeve is fully positioned over the new port inlet.
The valve can be moved manually if access is available, with an electric motor or electrical linear actuation. Valves can be mounted at ground level or at elevation, when mounted at elevation, electrical activation is most common.
The valve includes the inlet section, pivoting transition section, slip-sleeve section, multiple stationary ports, support frame and control panel with electrical applications. The valve and surrounding pipe must be adequately supported as the valve components are machined to handle the higher air pressure of a high pressure system.