CONTROLLING YOUR SYSTEM (Source: Water & Wastes Digest)
November 3, 2016
Factors for proper control valve selection
Whether recognized or not, control Valves are everywhere in water and wastewater systems. From small applications, such as the quarter-inch valve in a faucet, to large applications, like the 30-in. valve controlling the water level in the local reservoir, it is important to select the proper valve for each individual application.
Types of Control Valves
Numerous types of control valves exist that can be customized with hundreds of options. Each valve design provides distinct flow characteristics, which can vary even between manufacturers. Below is a basic overview of commonly installed control valves and some differentiators: