GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Check Valves. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing check valve design?
13 answers
Answers:
Those which generate less loss through the valve, improving sealing materials and sealing devices, lighter materials.
~Alfredo Rendueles, Engineering Consultant, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Inline sprint checks used as pressure safety valves, spring checks used as back pressure on metering pumps.
~David F, Project Manager, San Diego, CA
Improved closing coefficient and anti-slam features of needle valves.
~Nic T, Research & Development, Johannesburg, South Africa
I have only used pretty standard needle or flap designs.
~Steve B, Engineering Consultant, Barnetby, UK
Smaller thinner valves, adjustable opening pressure
~Rocky S, Design Engineer, Irvine, CA
Door, ball, or piston, not much change recently.
~Mark C, Marketing/Sales, Farmington, NM
Chemical compositions, new applications.
~Tom K, Purchaser, Leitchfield, Grayson
Water purification(desal plants) etc
~John B, Marketing/Sales, Carlsbad, CA
New materials, new shapes.
~Technical Support/Services, Ing White, Argentina
This I would like to know.
~Robert W, Process Engineer, San Diego, CA
Inline conical flow
~Other, Sioux Falls, SD
Miniture units
~Research & Development, Auckland, New Zealand
New materials
~Bob C, Design Engineer, Sheffield, UK

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative check valves?
13 answers
Answers:
There are many manufacturers and it is difficult to mention one, because each one has particular innovatives which are different from each other, each one with its advantages.
~Alfredo Rendueles, Engineering Consultant, Maracaibo, Venezuela
I seek innovative ways to deliver my projects, I can see little evidence of innovation in design right now.
~Steve B, Engineering Consultant, Barnetby, UK
Not much change recently, unless the elastomers are considered.
~Mark C, Marketing/Sales, Farmington, NM
Those that are looking to the future
~Research & Development, Auckland, New Zealand
I'm not all that up to date.
~Nic T, Research & Development, Johannesburg, South Africa
This I would like to know.
~Robert W, Process Engineer, San Diego, CA
Tyco, Depend - a - check
~Technical Support/Services, Ing White, Argentina
Nupro, Check All
~David F, Project Manager, San Diego, CA
Globalspec
~Rocky S, Design Engineer, Irvine, CA
Globalspec
~Tom K, Purchaser, Leitchfield, Grayson
Titan
~John B, Marketing/Sales, Carlsbad, CA
Tyco
~Ken Wong, Mechanical designer, Sydney, Australia
DFT
~Other, Sioux Falls, SD

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