These 304 SS ball valves have the same specs as the Industry standard (1000 PSI WOG). Being manufactured from Stainless Steel 304, makes these the best priced SS Ball Valves on the market. They are starting to be used more and more in place of brass ball valves. Stainless Steel is cleaner than brass and can be used in a wider variety of applications, due to its better chemical resistance and it contains no lead.
The difference between the compact and the regular ball valve:
Currently we have only stock the compact 2-piece ball valve in Stainless Steel 304, however we do have the option to special order these in the heavier SS304 version. The Compact version is designed to be a cost effective alternative and is perfect for applications where space is limited. The compact version has a slightly shorter handle,a little bit of a shorter valve body, and slightly thinner external diameter. The internal specifications are the same as the standard versions and so is the pressure ratings.