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Three Way Ball Valve

Jowlabar · Chemical Engineering

This object is a white plastic box decorating with paper covered in writing/diagrams. Two grey plastic spouts stick out at right angles from two faces, these are screwed into sockets; one socket is missing its spout. There is a metal tap handle covered in red plastic on another face.

Accession Number: 2017.che.7

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Primary Materials:

Plastic, Rubber, Metal: Copper Alloy, Iron Alloy, Paper, Tape


On the paper labels: “CHE324F – 2011 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
The Design & Construction of a 3-Way Ball Valve
University of Toronto
Prepared By: Group 11
A. Koven, J. Fernandes, S. Liscio
with guidance and tools provided Paul Jowlabar”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 25, Width = 25, Length = 14.


This object was built to demonstrate the design and construction of the 3-way ball valve.


Good. The item is missing one of its grey spouts but otherwise appears to be in the condition it was when it was completed.

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Manufacturer: Made by students in CHE324

Date of Manufacture: 2011


This object was made by third-year undergraduate students in Professor Paul Jowlabar’s class CHE324F in 2011 in order to demonstrate the design and construction of a 3-way ball valve. It was retained by Jowlabar following the class to act as a demonstration piece for future classes, and donated to the collection for the 2017 UTSIC Exhibit, “Untold Stories”.

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