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Valves are adaptable machinery used to regulate the flow of gasses or liquids. They are crucial components in various piping and industrial systems, working to control flow and pressure in order to avoid a system backflow. A spring check valve works to prevent backflow by using a spring to apply pressure on a disk that closes the valve when required. Read More…

Spring Check Valves Spring check valves implement coiled metal components in order to increase the amount of pressure needed to open the valve as well as help maintain closure even in the presence of strong reverse flow surges.
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W. Des Moines, IA  |  515-224-2301

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Exeter, NH  |  603-418-2800

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Monroe, CT  |  800-533-3285

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Philadelphia, PA  |  888-386-8830

Known worldwide for our O-Seal System of high pressure check valves, we are a manufacturer of precision engineered valves since 1915. Our leak proof reliability of our fluid-line relief valves is easily installed.

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A spring check valve is designed to guarantee one-way flow and prevent reverse flow. Spring check valves feature a single input and output. However, spring check valves must be positioned precisely to properly function. All check valves, including spring check valves, have an arrow on their side pointing in the direction of flow. Spring check valves are also referred to as on-return or one-way valves.

Spring Check Valve

Types of Spring Check Valves

Spring-Loaded In-Line Valves

Spring-loaded in-line valves use a compression spring and a stem-disk assembly that is centrally directed. Flow pressure must be greater than the cracking pressure (the inlet pressure level when flow is originally detected) and spring force to open the valve. When this pressure is reached, the disk is pressed, enabling the flow. The valve subsequently closes when the input pressure drops because the spring forces the disk against the orifice.

Spring Loaded in-line Valve

Spring-Loaded Y Valves

Spring-loaded y valves operate on the same principle as in-line check valves. Flow pressure determines when the valve opens and closes. The only difference is the spring (A) and rotational disk (B) are positioned at an inclination to create a “Y” shape. The principal benefit of this design is the ability it provides to be inspected and serviced while still plugged into the system.

Spring Loaded Y Valve

Foot Check Valves

A foot check valve is also known as a ball checking valve since it features a ball which maintains or restricts flow. A foot check valve can maintain or allow flow solely in one direction by blocking the route in the opposite direction. These valves serve as mechanisms to stop gravity backflows. Foot check valves are installed at the bottom of the intake ports of several piping systems. A screen or filtration shield on the valve prevents extraneous objects and debris from entering the main line. Foot check valves have wider input holes than upstream pipes to reduce pressure losses. Foot check valves are frequently used with wells, ponds, swimming pools, intake pumps, sump pumps, and hydraulic and pneumatic pumps.

Foot Check Valve

Wafer Check Valves

The two half-circle disks that make up a wafer check valve are hinged together. When there is positive flow, the twin disks fold together and retract completely to seal against reverse flow. Wafer control valves were created as a more compact, affordable alternative to lift and slide check valves. They're made to slide in between a pair of flanges. In wafer check valves, the spring is secured in position by a retainer and resists the disk's movement as it rotates in a plane at a right angle to the fluid flow. As a result, the disk rises off its seat and allows passage through the valve as the mainstream pressure rises and surpasses the pressure of the spring and the load of the disk. A wafer check valve can be fitted in any direction thanks to the spring. Since the action of the valve occurs at a very small pressure difference, wafer control valves are perfect for services needing low-pressure loss.

Wafer Check Valve

Silent Check Valves

Silent check valves, often known as poppet check valves, are renowned for closing quietly. Silent check valves have a spring-assisted disk in their design. This disk is pushed by the spring, enabling forward flow. The disk is pushed into the seats (or portion of an engine which the valve rests while operating) before flow reverses when the pump is shut and leads to the silent closure. Silent check valves were designed to regulate and safeguard against pressure spikes that can happen in water pipes. They also help to stop the reverse flow and water hammering (a pressure surge that can occur when fluid flow is abruptly changed or stopped). The majority of freshwater operations with high pressure employ silent check valves.

Silent Check Valve

Connections

Spring check valves can be attached to a pipeline in several different ways. A good connection between both valves and pipes is essential for avoiding leaks. Connections can be made several ways, including through welding, flanges, threads, and soldered (or “sweat”) fittings. The various connection types guarantee a tight fit is available between the piping system and the spring check valve. Selecting the right connection method is crucial for the valves to work properly.

Conclusion

A spring check valve ensures unidirectional flow and avoids reverse flow. They have only one inlet and one exit and must be positioned correctly to work properly.

With spring check valves, the closing disc is held in place by a spring until enough pressure is exerted to cause the force to collapse and remove the disk from the pipe opening.

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