This safety relief valve can be used for relieving pressures and maintaining upstream line pressures to a specific set pressure. Pressure relief valve can also be used for bypassing fluids or gases. Only strained or filtered liquids are recommended. When liquids contain debris or other solid matter which might cause the valve seat not to close properly with this type of pressure relief valve, a low-pressure strainer with a fine wire mesh should be installed before the inlet of the valve. Simplex basket strainers or low-pressure filters can be purchased from Stra-Val. This is a diaphragm low-pressure valve which is used where accurate set pressures must be maintained. The large diaphragm area compared to a piston pressure relief valve produces much more accurate pressure control with very low hysteresis between opening and closing pressures.
Features & Benefits
- Low-pressure valve body: Available in a wide variety of alloys and high-performance engineered plastics (see above).
- Elastomeric diaphragm: Choice of different low-pressure valve diaphragm elastomers includes reinforced Teflon, Viton, Buna, and EPDM.
- Spring chamber: Safety relief valve standard construction is carbon steel as it is non-wetted. Alternates: stainless steel, aluminum, etc.
- In-line valve porting is standard. This is not a through flow model. Only ports are inline. For right-angle valve porting (side inlet, bottom outlet) see model RVL-20. Special threads, flanges, and sanitary connections are also available.