Relief Valves

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They relieve excess pressure from equipment failure, process upset, or fire by opening an auxiliary passage to divert the fluid (liquid, gas, steam or air) away from the pressure vessel. Once the pressure in the vessel is released and the danger is over the relief valve closes itself. Read More…

Relief Valves A relief valve is a type of valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system. Also known as pressure relief valves (PRV), pressure safety valves (PSV) and safety valves, these systems act as a safety measure.

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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 $$$

Cedar Grove, NJ  |  973-256-3000

Offering a full line of flow control products, Plast-O-Matic Valves ensures high quality by testing each of our valve products individually before shipment. We offer plastic check valves, PVC check valves, relief valves, ball check valves and more. We are committed to engineering excellence.

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Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. $$$

Troy, MI  |  248-764-1800

In 1920, Ross produced its first pneumatic control valves. Today we still make pneumatic valves plus large-port, high-flow check valves, pilot-operated check valves, high-flow relief valves, high-pressure valves, double valves and controls systems, plus safety products applicable to the fluid power industry. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit our website!

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Ross Controls® $$$

Solon, OH  |  440-349-5934

Swagelok is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality valve products. We offer a broad line of adjustable and fixed cracking pressure check valves to control back flow in general-service and high-purity applications. Our associates are singularly focused on how they can improve our customers’ experience through innovative products and services.

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Swagelok Company $$$

Carnegie, PA  |  412-279-0044

We manufacture traditional check valve and aeration products including all rubber check valves (outfall and specialty check valves) and inline check valves (housed inline, insertable inline and specialty inline). Our knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to help you find the products you need.

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Tideflex® Technologies, div. of Red Valve Company $$$
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Emergency situations are not the only times relief valves are active; once installed they continuously regulate the flow of substance. They can also be pre-set to open when the pressure or temperature gets to a certain point that may be dangerous. Generally valves are placed on or near the pump head of the hose, pipe or tube. A wide variety of relief valve designs exist, although most resemble ball-check valves, swing check valves or diaphragm valves.

This last is particularly useful when controlling a flow of fluids that contains suspended solids. Most relief valves are spring operated, as are the majority of check valves. One specialized type of relief valve is known as a vacuum relief valve. As opposed to a normal relief valve, which relieves high pressure, a vacuum relief valve is used to relieve dangerously low pressures, or vacuums, by inserting air or an inert gas.

Like every other type of check valve, relief valves may be constructed from a variety of materials, including PVC, brass, ductile iron, copper, polyethylene, polypropylene, aluminum, steel, stainless steel and rubber. Which raw substance is used to produce each relief valve depends on the environment said relief valve will be in. The wrong product could result in erosion or contamination of the process stream. However, as long as research is done, finding the appropriate type of relief valve is possible. Every plumbing or fluid transfer application in the industrial, commercial and domestic arenas employ or will employ check valves. In fact, check valves of all kinds are an essential part of every day life. Because they need not be supervised to function and prevent product malfunction, check valves are not only desirable but often required by law to ensure the safety of water, gas and pressure applications.

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