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   Valve Size       Valve size is the designated size of the valve by manufacturer.  This typically represents the size of the passage opening. 
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   Pressure Rating       Maximum safe pressure value for which the valve is rated. 
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   Media Temperature       Maximum temperature of media the valve is designed to accommodate. 
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   AWWA Certified       Meets American Water Works Association (AWWA) certification. 
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   Threaded       The valve has internal or external threads for inlet or outlet connection(s). 
   Compression Fitting       A sealed pipe connection without soldering or threading. As the nut on one fitting is tightened, it compresses a washer around the second pipe, forming a watertight closure. 
   Bolt Flange       The valve has a bolt flange(s) for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Clamp Flange       The valve has a clamp flange(s) for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Union       The valve has a union connection for inlet or outlet connection(s). 
   Tube Fitting       The valve has a connection for directly joining tubing at the inlet and/or outlet connections. 
   Butt Weld       The valve has a butt weld sized connection for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Socket Weld / Solder       The valve has a socket weld connection for inlet or outlet connection. 
   Metal Face Seal       The valve has a metal gasket sandwiched between two fitting parts. The gasket forms a face seal on each side of the fitting. 
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Media Description
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   Water (General)       Any type of water. 
   Hot Water       Water that has been heated. 
   Cold Water       Unheated water to cool. 
   Ground Water       Ground water is untreated water that is found on or collects freely on the ground.  
   Potable Water       Potable water is considered safe and fit for human consumption, culinary and domestic purposes and meets the requirements of the health authority having jurisdiction. 
   Salt Water       Water has a high concentration of salt, often from the ocean or sea. 
   Wastewater       Wastewater is the spent or used water of a community or industry that contains dissolved and suspended matter. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary media. 
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Valve Type
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   Angle Valves       Angle valves have an inlet and outlet at 90 degrees, or a control mechanism that enters the valve body at an angle to conserve room and allow maximum flow. 
   Ball Valves       Ball valves provide tight shut-off and characterizable control. They have high rangeability due to the design of the regulating element, without the complications of side loads typical of butterfly or globe valves. Advantages include ease of operation and high flow, high pressure, and high temperature capabilities. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and an inability to handle slurries. 
   Bellows Valves       Bellows valves have a bellows seal between the media and the valve's bonnet. Bellows valves provide a contaminant-free, positive shut-off for high purity gas / fluid systems. 
   Butterfly Valves       Butterfly valves control the flow of gas or liquid with a disk which turns on a diametrical axis inside a pipe, or by two semicircular plates hinged on a common spindle, permitting flow in only one direction. They are used as throttling valves to control flow. Butterfly valves offer a rotary stem movement of 90 degrees or less in a compact design. Unlike ball valves, butterfly valves do not have pockets in which fluids may become trapped when the valve is closed. Advantages include suitability for chemical services, small dimensions, and high coefficient of flow. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and the inability to handle slurries. 
   Cartridge / Manifold Valves       Cartridge valves are directional control valves that are inserted into manifolds to provide a cost-effective, compact system design. 
   Check Valves       Check valves are self-activating safety valves that prevent process flow from reversing. 
   Balancing Valves       Balancing valves are mixing valves that maintain a constant water temperature by balancing hot and cold supply lines. They are able to compensate for a pressure drop in either supply line and can maintain a consistent temperature. Balancing valves are sometimes referred to as pressure-balancing valves. 
   Diaphragm Valves       Diaphragm valves are related to pinch valves, but use an elastomeric diaphragm instead of an elastomeric liner to separate the flow stream from the closure element. Instead of pinching the liner closed to provide shut-off, the diaphragm is pushed into contact with the bottom of the valve body. Diaphragm valves are excellent for controlling the flow of fluids which contain suspended solids. They also offer the flexibility of installation in any position. Diaphragm valves are used widely in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and water treatment industries. Advantages include cleanliness and tight shut-off. Disadvantages include low pressure and temperature limits, and multi-turn operation. 
   Diverter Valves       Diverter valves change the direction of the flow of a medium to two or more different directions. 
   Gate / Knife Valves       Gate or knife valves are linear motion valves in which a flat closure element slides into the flow stream to provide shut-off. Gate valves are usually divided into two types: parallel and wedge-shaped. The parallel gate valve uses a flat disc gate between two parallel seats, upstream and downstream. Knife valves are of this type, but with a sharp edge on the bottom of the gate to shear entrained solids or separate slurries. Advantages include the ability to cut through slurries. Large sizes are commonly available. Disadvantages include pressure limitations, lack of cleanliness, and low shut-off. 
   Globe Valves       Globe valves are linear motion valves with rounded bodies, from which their name is derived.  They are used widely in industry to regulate fluid flow in both on/off and throttling service.  Advantages include precise throttling and control, as well as high-pressure limits. Disadvantages include low cleanliness and the inability to handle slurry. 
   Insertion and Tapping Valves       Insertion and tapping valves are valves used to connect to an operating pipe line without the need to empty the pipe. 
   Injection Valves       Injection valves are actuated valves that inject a controlled amount of fluid into a tank or process. 
   Line Blinds       Line blind valves are used when assurance of no downstream leakage is required. A solid plate is placed in the flow path to prevent leakage. Any leakage that could occur will be outside of the flow path. 
   Needle Valves       Needle valves have a slender, tapered point at the end of the valve stem that is lowered through the seat to restrict or block flow.  Fluid flowing through the valve turns 90 degrees and passes through an orifice that is the seat for a rod with a cone shaped tip. These small valves are widely used to accurately regulate the flow of liquids and gases at low flow rates. The fine threading of the stem and the large seat area allow for precise resistance to flow. Advantages: Precise control. Disadvantages: low-pressure limitations, no slurries. 
   Pinch Valves       Pinch valves include any valve with a flexible elastomer body that can be pinched closed, cutting off flow, using a mechanism or fluid pressure. Pinch valves are full bore, linear action valves so they can be used in both an off/on manner or in a variable position or throttling service. Some typical applications for pinch valves are medical, pharmaceutical, wastewater, slurries, pulp, powder and pellets. They can effectively control the flow of both abrasives and corrosives, as there is no contact between metal parts and the transport media. Advantages: Streamlined flow, high coefficient of flow. Disadvantages: limited materials, low shut-off capabilities, low pressure limits. 
   Piston Valves       Piston valves control fluid flow within a tube or pipe by motion of a piston moving in a linear path. 
   Plug Valves       Plug valves, also called cock or stop-cock valves, date back to ancient times, where they were developed for use in citywide Roman plumbing systems. Today, they remain one of the most widely used valves for both on/off and throttling services. Their design is fairly simple; the body is comprised of three main parts: body, cover and plug. The plug is a cylindrical, tapered, or generally cone-shaped device that can be raised or lowered within the seat to maintain, restrict or completely shut off flow.  The valve is opened by rotation with the plug itself being the only element that is capable of movement. Advantages: Easy operation, medium to high flow, good shut off. Disadvantages: Low cleanliness, inability to handle slurry. 
   Poppet Valves       Poppet valves open and close ports with a sealing device composed of a disk, cone, or sphere that is pressed against the seating surface using a spring. 
   Pressure Relief Valves       Pressure relief valves are self-actuated safety valves designed to relieve excess upstream pressure from the line. 
   Sampling / Dispensing Valves       Sampling valves or dispensing valves are fitted to a reactor or pipeline to allow a small sample of a fluid to be withdrawn for testing or mixing. Some sampling valves ‘trap’ a small quantity of fluid in a chamber, and only this fluid is released when the valve is operated. 
   Sanitary / Hygienic Valves       Sanitary and hygienic valves are used in aseptic applications in the dairy, brewing, beverage, pharmaceutical and bio-chemical industries. 
   Safety Valves       Safety valves contain a thermal sensing component that opens or closes in response to temperature changes or close a line and stop the flow of material when a pre-set condition occurs. 
   Regulators       Regulators maintain a constant outlet pressure. 
   Servo Valves       Servo valves provide closed loop flow or pressure response to an electrical or electronic control signal. They are used in air, gas, and liquid applications. 
   Shut Off Valves       Shut off valves close a line to stop the flow of material when a pre-set condition occurs such as excess flow or a pressure pulse from a broken line or a temperature change from an idle burner. 
   Solenoid Valves       Solenoid valves are electro-mechanical devices that utilize a solenoid to control valve activation. 
   Spool Valves       Spool valves use a rotary or piston-like spool for actuation. The spool, or spools, rotate or slide back and forth to block and uncover ports in the housing. 
   Toggle Valves       Toggle valves are used for on-off control in moderate pressure and temperature applications. They feature a toggle mechanism for valve actuation. 
   Underwater Valves       Underwater valves are designed to handle excess external pressure and block water ingress in underwater applications. For example, they may be installed in a pipeline on the seabed.  Underwater valves are also referred to as sub-sea valves. 
   Vacuum Relief / Anti-siphon Valves       Vacuum relief valves are automatic valves that open or close a vent to relieve a vacuum, depending on whether the vacuum is above or below a predetermined value. They are frequently used in hot water supply systems. An anti-siphon valve is a valve, usually plastic or brass, used to control the flow of water in one direction. It will prevent a backflow of water into the potable water supply. 
   Other       Other proprietary, specialized, or unlisted applications. 
   Directional Valves       Directional valves direct or prevent flow through selected passages. 
   Drain Valves       Drain valves allow the removal of surplus fluid from a system or container. 
   Float Valves       Float valves automatically open or close as the level of a fluid changes. A float that rests on the top of the liquid operates these valves mechanically. 
   Metering Valves       Metering valves are capable of accurately controlling the flow of a fluid. 
   Mixing Valves       Mixing valves combine the flows of two or more inlets into a single outlet for applications such as temperature or concentration control. 
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   Manual / Hand       The valve is actuated (opened or closed) via a hand operated wheel or crank. 
   Mechanical Device       A mechanical device such as a float or cam activates the valve. This does not include powered actuators. 
   Electric       An electric actuator activates the valve. 
   Electro-hydraulic       A servo valve that produces hydraulic control in response to an electrical signal input. 
   Electro-pneumatic       A servo valve that produces pneumatic control in response to an electrical signal input. 
   Pilot Operated       A pilot valve activates the valve. 
   Pneumatic       The valve is activated by a pneumatic actuator or cylinder to open and close valve.  
   Thermally Actuated       The valve is activated by a change in temperature in the handled media. Typically, temperature and pressure relief occurs once a preset temperature is reached. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary actuation method. 
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   Other       Other unlisted, specialized or proprietary feature. 
   Single Solenoid       Single-solenoid valves have one inner coil. Energizing the solenoid changes flow direction, and de-energizing returns flow to the former state. 
   Double Solenoid       Double-solenoid valves have two inner coils. Energizing one solenoid moves the cylinder in one direction. Energizing the other solenoid moves the cylinder in the opposite direction.  De-energizing both solenoids will leave valve in current position. 
   Normally Open (Open Center)       Normally open valves are open, allowing flow, when the solenoid is not energized. 
   Normally Closed (Closed Center)       Normally closed valves are closed, blocking flow, when the solenoid is not energized. 
   Characterized       Precision control with tight shutoff. 
   Fire Service       Designated by manufacturer as being applicable for use in fire service or fire fighting applications. 
   Hermetically Sealed       Gas tight valves are completely sealed by fusion or other comparable means. 
   Intrinsically Safe       Intrinsically safe products electrical power usage is below the level of power required to set off an explosion within a given hazardous area. Intrinsically safe products are incapable of storing large amounts of energy that might spark an explosion when discharged. 
   Lockout / Tamper Proof       The valve has a device to prevent unauthorized use. 
   Metal Seated       Valves with metal seats are designed for severe applications such as high pressure and or temperature. Seats can be made of various materials such as carbon and stainless steel to withstand  the demanding applications. 
   Pressure Compensated       The valve has a controlling device that reduces flow when pressure rises and increases flow as pressure decreases. In general, a controlling mechanism for maintaining line pressure. 
   SDWA "Lead Free" Compliant       Product is certified to NSF/ANSI 372 or NSF/ANSI 61-G and conforms to the Safe Water Drinking Act of 2014 which defines 'lead free' as “not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures.”  
   Severe Service Rated       The valve is designated by manufacturer as being suitable for severe service applications where there is continuing operational, maintenance or reliability issues with a given application. 
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