NRV Valve

What is a NRV Valve?

NRV valves are also known as Non Return Valves. A NRV Valve is a single-way valve that allows the fluid to flow only in one direction. The main importance of non-return valves is their working of allowing flow in the downstream direction and preventing the flow in the upstream direction. In this article, we will briefly learn about non-return valves, their types, functions, working, uses, and symbols.

How does a NRV Valve work?

A non-return valve usually only has two openings in the body, with a closing member situated between them. Whenthe fluid enters the valve its pressure holds the closing mechanism open. If the fluid attempts to flow back through the valve in the wrong direction, the closing member is forced back over the entrance of the valve preventing any flow.

Non-return valves work automatically, which means that most are not controlled by a person or an external control but by the media flow itself. Depending on exactly

What a non-return valve is used for, where it is used, the media flow and the budget available, there are a variety of different types of design to select from according to the specific application. Types of non-return valve include those designed using a diaphragm, a swing or tilting disc, a stop, a lift, or a ball non-return valve.

Types of NRV Valves

  • Swing check valves (with options for springs, weight, levers and guards)
  • Flap check valves
  • Piston Check Valves
  • Dual Disc check valves
  • Tilted Disc check valves
  • Silent check valves
  • Nozzle check valves
  • Ball check valves
  • Resilient Hinge Check Valves.
  • Globe Check Valve

Advantages of NRV Valves

  • Available in a wide range of sizes and costs, NRV valves are generally small, simple and inexpensive.
  • They also protect pumps and compressor equipment from damage caused by backflow and reverse flow.
  • They reduce down time and loss of production due to the failure of unsuitable valves.
  • They increase energy savings, thanks to low pressure drop, and are very effective in preventing water hammer.

Applications of NRV Valves

The usage and applications of NRV valves range from domestic to industrial. The places and setups where this valve can be used are listed below.

  • Pumping System
  • Steam Boilers
  • Metering Pumps
  • Laboratories
  • Power Plants
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Fuel Systems
  • Pipeline Systems
  • Water Control Systems
  • Fuel Injection Systems
  • Nuclear Industry
  • Home Heating Systems
  • Sprinkler Systems

Pressure Rating of NRV Valves

Class 150

Body Material Shell Test(Hydrostatic) Seat Test(Hydrostatic)
CF8M 425Psi 303Psi
WC6 450Psi 319Psi
WCB 450Psi 315Psi

Class 300

Body Material Shell Test(Hydrostatic) Seat Test(Hydrostatic)
CF8M 1100Psi 792Psi
WC6 1125Psi 825Psi
WCB 1125Psi 814Psi

Class 900

Body Material Shell Test(Hydrostatic) Seat Test(Hydrostatic)
CF8M 3250Psi 2376Psi
WC6 3375Psi 2475Psi
WCB 3350Psi 2442psi

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