Check Valves – Back to the Basics – Part 2

Check Valves – Back to the Basics – Part 2

Dec 3, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. What is meant by check valve sizing? Sizing a centre guided valve is not difficult. Along with the pipe size, pressure class, and type of valve required (flanged, wafer, etc.), users need the actual working pressure, flow rate, media type, temperature,… Read More »

Check Valves – Back to the Basics – Part 1

September 25, 2020 By: Bruce Ellis, Inside Sales Consultant at Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. Many informative articles have been written about check valves in the past… with that being said, let’s take this discussion “Back to the Basics”. Check valves, or one-way valves, are designed to stop backflow and ultimately, to protect pumps & compressors…. Read More »

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 »

Size Matters! How to Properly Size Check Valves

March 2, 2017 By: Bruce Ellis and Stephanie Jouppien   You may have heard this one before but size really does matter!   When it comes to check valves or one-way valves, the properly sized valve is the best preforming valve. As simple as this logic is, check valve sizing is largely misunderstood. Check valve… 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 »

DFT Releases Efficient New Axial-Flow Check Valve

The Nozzle-Style BNC™ Check Valve Is Long Lasting and Low Maintenance     Exton, PA—DFT Inc., an industry leader in the manufacture of valves for more than 70 years, proudly announces the release of its new BNC™ Check Valve, a nozzle-style, axial-flow check valve specifically designed to excel in high-pressure applications. Many natural gas companies… Read More »

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