A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure. The word is derived from the Latin valva, the moving part of a door, in turn from volvere, to turn, roll.
The simplest, and very ancient, valve is simply a freely hinged flap which drops to obstruct fluid (gas or liquid) flow in one direction, but is pushed open by flow in the opposite direction. This is called a check valve, as it prevents or "checks" the flow in one direction. Modern control valves may regulate pressure or flow downstream and operate on sophisticated automation systems.
Worth to know - plumbing
Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Heating and cooling, waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing however plumbing's not limited to these applications.1 Plumbing utilizes pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids.2 Trades that work with plumbing such as boilermakers, plumbers, and pipefitters are referred to the plumbing trade. In the Developed world plumbing infrastructure is critical for public health and sanitation.
Valuation of hydraulic damage caused in the apartment
A very common problem faced by owners of apartments and houses are damages caused by various hydraulic failure. The cause of such failures in the apartments are leaking hose from the washing machine or cracked seals in taps or faulty cam. For similar accidents could occur in homes where often there are also problems associated with the lack of patency in the sewer pipes. Sometimes it happens that the hydraulic failures give rise to really serious damages mainly related to flooding different rooms. A precise measurement of the damage will plan all the necessary repairs and their efficient execution. Thus, you can also select the appropriate plumbing materials and do the whole job at a reasonable price.