Ballast Control Valve

Cla-Val 240M Series Ballast Valves control the balance and buoyancy of surface marine vessels. Depending on sea conditions and individual ship requirements, Cla-Val hydraulically operated ballast valves open or close to fill or drain compartments to attain the desired level of buoyancy and to keep the ship in proper balance. They are also used to help facilitate the launching of small watercraft from a larger vessel.  

Hull-mounted and submerged, these rugged valves are constructed of top-quality Naval Bronze materials for long life and minimal maintenance.

Whether in the ballast system of an enormous aircraft carrier with thousands of crew members or smaller surface vessels, Cla-Val ballast valves perform with reliability and precision, backed by more than 65 years of experience in the military marine industry.   

Cla-Val Model 240M-3 is used in the seawater ballast systems of surface vessels. Constructed of highly durable Naval Bronze, this valve requires little maintenance and will withstand the wear-and-tear that continuous seawater submersion can cause. Available in 4”, 6”, 8” 10” and 14” sizes.