From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Look up valve in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
A valve is a device that regulates the flow of fluids. Types of such valves include:
- Piston valve, a part in many brass instruments, used to control notes.
- Poppet valve, a valve consisting of a hole and a tapered plug on the end of a shaft, typically used in instruments, engines, etc.
- Heart valve, valves in the heart that maintain the unidirectional flow of blood
- Vein valve, valves in veins and other fluid cords in body
- And see Valve#Types
Valve may also refer to:
- Vacuum tube, also called "thermionic valve", an electronic component
- Mercury-arc valve, a type of electrical rectifier tube
- Valve Corporation, a computer game software company known for their best-selling Half-Life games
- Valve hall, a building which contains the valves of the static inverters of a high-voltage direct current plant
- Valve Records, an Australian record label
- Valve, a paired clasping process on the genitalia of male moths
- Valve (mollusc), the shell of a mollusc
- Valve (botany), part produced by the splitting of a capsule or pod when ripe
|This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.