Did you know that check valves are among the most commonly used valves across all industrial processes? With a simplistic design and straightforward function, check valves can be found in most applications and systems. In this informative article, MGA Controls provides readers with an understanding of how check valves work and their most common operations.
How does a check valve work?
The purpose of..
Check valves are designed to allow media to flow in one direction whilst preventing back flow and minimising the chance of leakage. There are various check valve types and in our latest article, MGA Controls discusses the check valve types and applications.
Types of check valves
There are six different check valve types, all designed to operated effectively in different applications. Below we offer..
Both resilient hinge and lever swing check valves are non-return valve types. They are both used in the water and wastewater industries, in order to prevent back-flow of liquid or gaseous media to protect the pump from damaging water hammer. Here, MGA Controls looks at the difference between a resilient hinge and swing type NRV.
Types of check valves
Resilient hinge and weight and lever swing are..
MGA Controls are leading suppliers of components for the process and water industries. We have a wide range of stock, including fast closing NRV’s, suitable for use in a wide range of water industries. There are multiple benefits of choosing us as your check valve suppliers, so we’ve outlined the main reasons below.
Where to buy a check valve
1. Leading manufacturers
At MGA Controls we supply fast..
Val-Matic are leading check valve manufacturers, specialising in water and wastewater applications. Based in Chicago, their products have been used in applications across the globe since 1966. Here, MGA Controls discuss Val-Matic’s check valve selection.
Choosing a check valve material
Choosing the right material for a check valve depends on the chosen application. Commonly available in brass and..
The Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Resilient Hinge Check Valve (RHCV) has been used in wastewater and clean water applications around the world for nearly 30 years. The significant benefits of the Swing-Flex™ check valve can now be realised in clean water applications across the UK, as this innovative valve not only meets the British Standards for check valves and is WIMES compliant, it is also available..
Northumbrian Water has given MGA Controls confirmation that the Val-Matic NRV has now been adopted for use for appropriate applications across Northumbrian Water sites in North East England and its sites in Essex and Suffolk. This recommendation has been made based on existing installations at the company sites and endorsements from a number of other UK Water Companies.
Statement from Northumbrian..
The WIMES specification differentiates between Resilient hinge check valves and Recoil resilient hinge check valves. Both check valves are types of Non-Return Valves, and both are used in pumping applications across the UK to prevent back-flow of a liquid or gaseous media and to protect the pump from the damaging surge pressures of water hammer following pump shut-down.
What is a Resilient hinge check..
What exactly is a non-return valve? Why are they sometimes referred to as swing check valves?
Where does a Resilient hinge check valve fit in?
The terminology surrounding swing check valves can be confusing. With so many different names for essentially the same product; a valve specifically designed to prevent back-flow in water and wastewater applications, it seemed sensible to produce a short blog..
If you are looking for a completely CLOG FREE & potentially MAINTENANCE FREE costs within your wastewater application, MGA Controls have the solution to your problem.
Solution – Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Resilient Hinge Check Valve
The Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Check Valve, exclusive to MGA Controls, has operated successfully for over 25 years around the world. It has now featured heavily in..