Key words: #8 disposable valves, single use valves, diaphragm valve Summary:Disposable valves and diaphragm valves are most preferred especially by the food and pharmaceutical industries today. They have the advantage eliminating risks of contaminated products. Disposable valves are preferred because they are cost effective and are only used once. Diaphragm valve, on the other hand, is quite safe because no medium comes in contact with its surfaces ensuring utmost safety. Meta Description: Valves form the core of manufacturing operations. Single use valves and the diaphragm valve have taken on the manufacturing industry owing to their flexibility in terms of operations. Diaphragm valves are most suitable for erosive, corrosive, and dirty media.