A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

A 360° Look at Check Valve Flow Orientation

April 16, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant Check Valve Flow Orientation and Position Explained As we know, not all styles of check valves are suitable for different flow directions. Pump design or space limitation are important considerations when designing a system that specifies the correct check valve to be used. Given correct information,… Read More »

Benefits of Replacing a Swing Check with a Non-Slam Check Valve

July 3, 2019 By: John Anderson Recently, while calling on an oil and gas customer, I was illustrating the perils of using a swing check on liquid pump discharge where reverse flow and water hammer can be an issue. Part way through our conversation, the customer’s eyes lit up, and he said, “oh, that’s why… Read More »

Blaming the Valve

March 4, 2019 By: Bruce Ellis In many situations where a system starts to suddenly fail, the valve is the first suspect. This may or may not be true, depending on the issue. If a swing check valve is being used it is important to remember they are inherently noisy, so a quiet swing check… Read More »

Sanitary Valves – keeping it clean!

April 26, 2018 By: Bruce Ellis and Sylvia Flegg   There is an ever-increasing demand for dependability, efficiency and energy savings when selecting valves – as it needs to be the correct one! And a function that is often overlooked is the valve’s ability to minimize energy consumption.   Principles of Operation An essential element… Read More »

Check Valves for Reciprocating Compressors

Gas problems? No need to raise a stink! May 31, 2016 By: Bruce Ellis   If you work in natural gas processing and refrigeration, chances are you know the demands of storing and transporting gas. Compared to fluid sealing and discharge, the media flow isn’t steady, instead, gas “pulses” (through a pipeline) from a reciprocating… Read More »

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