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Diaphragm valves

There are two main categories of diaphragm valves: one type seals over a " weir " (saddle) and the other (sometimes called a "straight-way" valve) seals over a seat. The main difference is that a saddle-type valve has its two ports in line with each other on the opposite sides of the valve, whereas the seat-type has the in/out ports located at a 90 degree angle from one another. The saddle type is the most common in process applications and the seat-type is more commonly used as a tank bottom valve but exists also as a process valve. While diaphragm valves usually come in two-port forms, they can also come with three ports and even more. When more than three ports are included, they generally require more than one diaphragm; however, special dual actuators can handle more ports with one membrane