An example showing the use of ceramic materials is the lever mixer tap of the water fitting. The configuration of the ceramic rotary slide valve provides a reliable function there. Dimensional stability as well as stable tribological properties ensure impermeability and free movement of the valve over a long period of time.
When used for fittings, ceramic materials offer advantages with regards to:
The typical designs that have established themselves for ceramic valves in practice are spherical valves, rotary slide valves, linear slide valves, control pistons, dosing pistons and valve seats.