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 Differential Pressure Control Valves

 Pressure Independent Control Valves

 

·          Static balancing in variable volume systems can present problems.

 

·          When control valves start closing, the characteristics of the system will change.

 

·            Static commissioning valves like Fixed Orifice Commissioning Valves are pressure dependant so a change in pressure will result in a change in flow rate.

 

·            Even if the valves are proportionally balanced, overflows and underflows will still occur.

 

·          The solution is to use Dynamic balancing valves that are pressure independent so that flowrates will remain constant if there are pressure changes elsewhere in the system.

 

·            A Differential Pressure Control Valve is a self-operated device which monitors the difference in pressure between the flow and return pipework and compensates to maintain a constant differential pressure at that point in the circuit.

 

·          The DPCV protects control valves in a branch from rising pressure and stabilises the water flow and temperatures within the branch.

 

·          The closer the DPCV to the control valve, the higher the authority

 

·           The most efficient method of balancing would be to fit DP control on each terminal unit which would give the control valve very high authority.

 

·           The solution is to combine a DPCV with a control valve and a balancing valve.This is a dynamic, Pressure Independent Balancing Control Valve (PIBCV) or combination valve.

 

·           As the valve is pressure independent the terminal unit will be unaffected by pressure fluctuations elsewhere in the system so the valve maintains a constant flow rate if the differential pressure alters.

 

·           The integrated DP controller gives the control valve 100% authority

 

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