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Best Practices for Selecting and Installing Mining Valves

Best Practices for Selecting and Installing Mining Valves

May 24,2024

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Swing Check Valves

A swing check valve is a simple device designed for the one-way flow of a liquid or gas. It has a disc that swings on a hinge, opening to allow fluid to flow in, then closing to prevent backflow. Swing check valves are designed in a variety of sizes with different features to suit specific application types. There are also some slight variations on the swing design that better suit particular situations. Swing check valves are among the most common types of check valves and are frequently used to manage a high horizontal flow. The fluid’s pressure opens the disc to allow the water or gas through. After the flow stops, the disc swings back into its closed position, resting against the valve’s seat and preventing backflow. The pressure of any backflow also serves to close the disc.

Swing Check Valve Maintenance

The key to preventing check valve failure and ensuring valve longevity is proper and regular preventative maintenance.

The first and most effective step for avoiding valve failure is keeping the pipeline and valves clean and free of debris. This can be achieved by installing filters and covers where required. Regular flushing of the piping system can also be performed to remove settled debris and minimize the buildup of contaminants.

Valve lubrication is another effective method for preventing premature valve failure. Check valves consist of several moving parts; therefore, minimizing friction between these components through lubrication can extend the life of the valve components, enhance overall performance, and ensure efficient operation.

Finally, valves must be installed correctly and used as directed. Improper valve installation, or using the wrong type of check valve, can reduce the lifespan of the valve. A regular maintenance schedule should also be implemented to ensure that faulty valves are replaced at the first sign of failure.

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