7 Important Steps for Designing Pressure Reduction Valves

It is important to size a pressure reduction valve (PRV) to suit the flow rate that passes through it. You should not necessarily match the inlet pipe size as this can lead to over-sizing of the PRV and oversizing the PRV has adverse effects on the system such as causing undesired noise and also damaging the PRV seal.

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Our Mission of Overcoming Plumbing Design Defects

Whilst this cost does not always get repaid by the engineer, the price is paid in a damaged relationship.

Our mission is to reduce this percentage. We believe defects from the design phase should not be accepted as an industry standard.

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Designing RPZ Backflow Prevention Valves

As an example, if you were connecting a potable water supply to the HVAC system, this would require backflow prevention because of the chemicals used in the HVAC system.

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Gas Pipe Sizing in 4 Simple Steps

When undertaking gas pipe sizing, the pressure loss through the pipes cannot exceed the difference between the starting pressure and the pressure required at the appliances.