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A valve which controls pressure, volume, or flow direction in a fluid transmission system.



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CHECK VALVE

A valve designed to prevent reversal of flow. Flow in one direction only is permitted.

AUTOMATIC-CONTROL SERVO VALVE

A mechanically or electrically actuated servo valve controlling the direction and volume of fluid flow in a hydraulic automatic control system.

BY-PASS

A pipe controlled by a valve to re-route a fluid around a flow system.

BYPASS VALVE

A valve mechanism that assures system fluid flow when a preselected differential pressure across is exceeded; the valve allows all or part of the flow to bypass the filter element.

FLOW VALVE

A valve that closes itself when the flow of a fluid exceeds a particular value.

THREE-WAY VALVE

Multi-orifice (opening) flow control valve with three fluid flow openings.

ANGLE VALVE

A manually operated valve with its outlet opening oriented at right angles to its inlet opening; used for regulating the flow of a fluid in a pipe.

BALL CHECK VALVE

A valve having a ball held by a spring against a seat; used to permit flow in one direction only.

J FACTOR

A dimensionless equation used for the calculation of free convection heat transmission through fluid films.

ECCENTRIC VALVE

A rubber-lined slurry or fluid valve with an eccentric rotary cut-off body to reduce corrosion and wear on mechanical moving valve parts.

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