A check valve allows fluid flow in one direction (forward) and prevents it in another. They are employed extensively in industrial and commercial piping systems to prevent the reverse flow of a fluid that would produce an undesirable effect. Numerous sizes and types are available to meet specific application challenges. Each check valve must be properly selected to accommodate the pressure, temperature, and flow characteristics of each system. Proper materials for construction must be selected to provide suitable service with the process media.
Check valves are commonly applied to protect pumps from any induced reverse flow in a system. They can also be found in combination with other valves, providing assurance that the process fluid flows only in one direction.
One manufacturer, Titan Flow Control, incorporates a number of features into a single unit to provide wide-ranging applications. Features of the check valve are detailed below, along with a data sheet with more technical information. You can always get the latest available product data and solid application assistance from the process control specialists at MSEC. Combining your process knowledge with your product application expertise will yield a positive outcome.