Plastic Check Valves

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A plastic check valve, like all check valves, prevents backflow by allowing process streams such as water, corrosives, compressed air, liquid metal, hydraulic fluid, fuel, gasoline, syrup, acids, adhesives, slurry and sludge, to name a few, to flow freely in a downstream direction while simultaneously sealing itself should the direction of flow reverse. Read More…

Plastic Check Valves Plastic check valves are unidirectional flow control devices made out of organic, synthetic or processed polymers. The purpose of these mechanisms, like all check valves, is to eliminate the potential damage that could be caused by backflow if left unchecked. Back pressure or reverse flow can result in mechanical failure, product contamination, pressure surges and flooding.

Leading Manufacturers

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 $$$

Memphis,TN  |  866-300-0110

Valves are an important part of many flow systems and pneumatic systems. That’s why at Davis Valve, we make only the highest quality ball valves and other components for our customers. We stock many other parts including gates, swing checks, plug valves, and more. We work our hardest to provide excellent customer service. Find out more when you contact us today!

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Davis Valve $$$

Maplewood, MN  |  651-330-3437

When it comes to ball valves, you can count on Valve Check to manufacture ball valves and relief valves! Our valves can operate up to 10,000 PSI, and can be made from such materials as brass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel. Many standards and configurations available! For more information, call us today! We look forward to working with you!

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Valve Check, Inc. $$$

Wilmington,NC  |  910-794-5547

At Champion Valves, we maintain a large inventory of finished check valves, backed by exceptional customer service. With on-site engineering and test support, we are a full service supplier with the resources to support the most demanding applications. Our mission is to be the brand of choice for meeting the market’s needs for competitively priced, high-quality check valves with prompt, on-time delivery and exceptional customer service.

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Champion Valves Inc. $$$

Norwalk,CA  |  800-966-4007

Dragon Valves has been manufacturing check valves since 1945. Instrumentation, manifold and specialty valves are our focus and the aerospace, chemical, diving and ship building industries rely on us. Our extensive catalog contains a large range of valve types including air operated, bar stock, cartridge, forged body, high pressure, needle, remote controlled, severe service, steam and still more.

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Dragon Valves Inc. $$$
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Plastic check valves provide this security with relatively simple devices. The body of the valve is a molded, extruded or die cast cylindrical element that is placed midstream in the plumbing. Because they require no external activation or actuation mechanism, these non return valves are easily installed into pre-existing pipeline configurations. The body holds in place a ring-like plastic element known as the seat. This extends from the inner walls toward the center-line of the pipe but does not fully close.

A plugging mechanism, such as a piston or ball rests in the seat. Another plugging device is a swinging disk. When pressure is great enough, and going in the desired direction, the stopper is lifted away from the seat of the valve opening the gap to allow process stream to flow freely downstream. Reverse flow inversely pushes the plug back into the hole, creating an air tight seal that will not be opened again until forward flow pressure is greater than the back pressure.

As aforementioned, plastic check valves come into frequent contact with a number of different process streams. In order to provide reliable stream control, it is important to select a valve material that is chemically compatible with the flow composition. A number of different plastics are therefore available to suit check valve needs under any circumstances.

PVC check valves are common as they provide good flexibility, smooth surfaces and are nontoxic. Polypropylene is also used and is similar to PVC but with additional benefits of resistance to UV, weathering and ozone exposure. PTFE is suited for use with highly corrosive substances while CPVC maintains integrity in high heat applications such as boiling water or molten metal transfer. Each of these acetal polymers offers high fatigue resistance and lubricity which help to increase product longevity.

While metals may also be used in valve design, plastics are easily fabricated into precise shapes and offer many of the same qualities as metals with lower overhead cost. In addition to material considerations, manufacturers should consider plastic check valve dimensions, pressure ratings, thermal capabilities, connection types and curing technology, all of which can have a significant impact on the plastic check valve performance.

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