Why is it important to have a reliable bottom outlet valve for your vessel?

Bottom outlet valves, also referred to as flush valves or BOVs for short, are important for a few reasons. Fundamentally, they manage the quantity, direction and speed of material flow.

They also allow you to handle media that is under high pressures and temperatures safely. Their location at the bottom of the vessel enables complete drainage of the vessel’s contents. This dead-space-free design that allows you to remove all the product at the end of a batch is not only important for cleanliness; in many cases the product is extremely valuable (think fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals) so even small quantities that can be salvaged can increase your profitability.