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Take the inline check valve for instance, this form of check valves has distinct advantages in certain applications, yet also has a few disadvantages. These disadvantages may be more apparent in certain applications. So in order to ensure that an inline check valve is the right choice for you and your application, consult with a trusted inline check value manufacturer who can provide you with the best possible product based on your needs and requirements. Read More…

Inline Check Valves Check valves are used in a wide range of applications and industries, especially due to the fact that there are so many different types and varieties of check valves.
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W. Des Moines,IA  |  515-224-2301

Our check valves are manufactured with the customer in mind. We believe in offering superior products and services every time. No matter whether you are looking for small or large valves, we can meet your every needs. It is our goal to offer excellent prices and service to each customer. Contact us to learn more today!

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Check-All Valve Manufacturing Company $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  800-783-7836

SVF Flow Controls is a leading manufacturer of ball valves, actuators and controls for all industrial applications. Other ball valve products include stainless steel ball valves, high pressure valves, industrial valves, steam valves, fire-safe ball valves and custom valves.

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SVF Flow Controls, Inc. $$$

Elmhurst, IL  |  630-941-7600

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of seven types of check valve, which include the Swing-Flex®, SURGEBUSTER®, Tilted Disc®, Dual Disc®, Swing Check and Silent Check® Valves; Cam-Centric® Plug Valves, American-BFV® Butterfly Valves, Ener•G® Ball Valves, nine types of Air Valves and Sure Seal Foot Valves. Buy American - buy the best - buy Val-Matic!

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Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. $$$

Mills River, NC  |  800-338-0404

Smart Products USA offers fully customizable check / pressure relief valves in 43+ size / style options. All valves are one-way and made to order by 9+ plastic body materials, 7+ o-ring materials, and opening pressures from 0.09 - 20 PSI. Ideal for liquid or gas applications, Smart Products USA valves are in every industry, economical, FDA & NSF compliant, corrosion resistant, and able to withstand operating temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 400°F - depending on materials specified.

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Smart Products USA, Inc. $$$

Mundelein,IL  |  847-566-5700

Smart Products USA offers fully customizable check / pressure relief valves in 43+ size / style options. All valves are one-way and made to order by 9+ plastic body materials, 7+ o-ring materials, and opening pressures from 0.09 - 20 PSI. Ideal for liquid or gas applications, Smart Products USA valves are in every industry, economical, FDA & NSF compliant, corrosion resistant, and able to withstand operating temperatures ranging from sub-zero to 400°F - depending on materials specified.

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Wandfluh of America, Inc. $$$
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Lift check valves are installed in the pipelines of various industrial facilities as well as commercial and residential plumbing. Industries such as water treatment, medical, food and chemical processing, petrochemical and agriculture use this particular type of pump to normalize the unidirectional flow of various materials such as water, chemical vapors, air, steam and more.

Boilers, mixers, faucets and metering pumps employ this type of non return valve. When installed, a disc or cone-like plug rests on the seat or passageway in the cross section of the valve, blocking the flow of materials. When fluid or gas flows at the optimal pressure or higher in the pre-determined acceptable direction, it pushes the disc away from the seat.

As the disc, also known as a lift, slides along an attached rod located on the downstream side of the check valve, it creates a gap through which the process stream may flow. When this forward flowing pressure drops and downstream pressure reaches the valve, the disc or cone is quickly pressed back into place. A tight seal is created that prevents backwash.

The design or configuration of a lift check valve is similar to that of a globe valve. The body is a semi-spherical or cylindrical device that is installed mid-stream into a pre-existing pipeline. An internal baffle divides this compartment into two halves. At the center is the valve seat, or opening, into which the aforementioned disc or cone-like plug can be placed to form a seal. This stopper is attached to a dowel, which in turn is attached to the downstream wall of the sphere or cylinder.

Known as a stem, this is a cold rolled or extruded rod along which the disc slides as it encounters pressure from the process stream. The cylinder, seat and disc of a lift valve are most commonly made of durable metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, brass and iron. Despite their popularity, these materials can be used only in applications where slight leaks may be permitted. However, plastic and elastomeric components can compress and create a tighter seal that will eliminate the risk of potentially harmful leaks.

It is important to consider the process stream and the chemical compatibility of these materials when selecting the proper valve. While traditional lift check valves are more common, piston lift valves offer a slight modification. Instead of a cone shaped disc, a piston shaped plug is used with a dashpot, providing damping during operation.

The use of a dashpot reduces valve wear, which thereby increases product longevity. Although both traditional and piston lift check valves are often bulkier than alternatives such as wafer check valves and swing check valves, it is a robust device that is suitable for installation in both horizontal and vertical lines with upward flow.

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