Pressure Control Valve: All About The Check Valve

disco type check valve and butterfly valves

How does a check valve work? A check valve is a type of pressure control valve that allows only a single direction for the flow of fluids. There are only two ports: an inlet port and an output port. Since the media is only allowed to flow in one direction, check valves’ main purpose is…

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Air Rams: What are Shuttle Valves?

pressure gauges and valves

Oil unloader This is a specialised shuttle valve that is mounted on the front of the pump assembly housing. This valve in an oil unloader allows air pressure to flow to the power unit. During a power exhaust stroke, when airflow is reversed and the shuttle valve is lifted from its seat, any oil inside…

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Flow Control Valve: What is a Quick Exhaust Valve?

engine exhaust valves

A quick exhaust valve is a flow control valve that provides a rapid exhaust of controlled air when placed directly with an air cylinder after the control valve. Quick exhaust valves are often used with certain mechanical parts to make the reaction time of certain parts faster. The valves exhaust their air into the atmosphere…

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All About Pneumatic Butterfly Valves Installation

butterfly valves for air supply

Butterfly valves, also called flap valves, are regulating pneumatic valves with a simple structure. Butterfly valves are used in many varying fluid services and even perform well in slurry applications. These valves can be used in vacuum, firefighting, gasses, air, cooling water, cryogenics, steam, and liquids services. The valves can be used in all industries…

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Air Rams: What is an Air Filter Regulator?

Compressed Air Filter Regulator Lubricator

Diaphragm pumps run on compressed air; but as the air exits the compressor going to the pump, the air is warm, dirty, and sometimes brings moisture. These can damage or shorten the lifespan of downstream equipment, such as valves. So, before this air can be used, it needs to be cleaned and controlled by air…

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Pressure Control Valve: What are Manometres and How Do They Work?

pressure control machine

Manometres are precision instruments that are used to measure pressure. This is because pressure is the force exerted by either liquid or gas and its effects are owed to the weight of that gas or liquid. The pressure or the exerted force must be measured accurately. Depending on how their pressure control valve is configured,…

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Your Flow Control Valve Maintenance Checklist

pressure control valve for industry

We often talk about valve and cylinder performance. But like any part of a machine or system, flow control valves need to be inspected and maintained. So, how do you troubleshoot and do preventive maintenance on a flow control valve?  Inspecting, confirming, and checking flow control valves for performance  Confirm that the nuts and bolts…

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How to Select the Right Pneumatic Valves

engineer checking on a pneumatic valve

Any pneumatic system uses compressed air to power anything. This is why you can find pneumatic valves in a wide range of industrial applications. With almost all pneumatic systems, you will always find a pneumatic valve of a specific type.  Pneumatic valves are responsible for controlling the compressed air, the rate of this air, and…

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Pressure Control Valve: What are Precision Pressure Regulators?

oxygen tank with gauges and pressure regulator

Pneumatic precision pressure – or simply precision – regulators are designed to provide a constant pressure output due to fluctuating supply pressure. The tool is similar to how a voltage regulator works. Precision regulators can give out varying degrees of accurate pressure concerning reduced pressure output. For more pressure-critical applications, precision regulators with a pressure…

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Pneumatic Valves: How Does a Pneumatic Impact Wrench Work?

mechanic using pneumatic wrench to fix tire

An impact wrench is a tool that is used when no other hand wrench will work. Sometimes a lug nut, screw, or fastener has been wound too tightly, the head has been stripped of its grip, has become frozen or too rusted. An impact wrench brings additional force and grip to turn the lug or…

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