NON-RETURN/CHECK VALVES

 

 

Non-Return Valve (NRV) or Check Valve allows a medium to flow in only one direction.
A NRV/Check Valve is fitted to ensure that a medium flows through a pipe in the right direction, where pressure
conditions may otherwise cause reversed flow.

 

NRV’s/Check Valves can be fitted to ensure that a medium flows through a pipe in the
right direction, where pressure conditions may otherwise cause reversed flow. A NRV/Check Valves allows a medium to
flow in only one direction. The flow through the non-return valve causes a relatively large pressure drop, which has to be taken into
account when designing the system.

 

There are different types of NRV/Check Valves, such as spring-loaded, swing type,
and clapper type valves.

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Non Return Valves

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Leak Rates for Valves

 

All valves are designed to meet a designated internal permissible leak rate standard (FCI/ANSI).  There are six (6) permissible leak rates or Classes numbered 1 through VI. The higher the leak rate number, the lower permissible internal leak rate.

 

  • Class I valve, will the highest internal leak rate and usually the lowest cost.
  • Class VI valve will have the lowest permissible internal leak rate therefore cost will increase.

 

Identifying the permissible internal leak rate for a valve has to be one of the top priorities when choosing the correct valve.  A valve with a high leak rate, will cause excessive wear. The valves with a high leak rate will internally pass more medium and result in premature valve failure.

 

There are six different seat leakage classifications as defined by ANSI FCI 70-2.

 

  • CLASS I: is also known as dust tight and can refer to metal or resilient seated valves.
  • CLASS IV: is also known as metal to metal. It is the kind of leakage rate you can expect from a valve with a metal shut-off disc and metal seat.
  • CLASS Vl: is known as a soft seat classification. Soft Seat Valves are those where the seat or shut-off disc or both are made from some kind of resilient material such as Teflon

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