Category Archive: Check Valves

Valve Value: The Return on Investment (ROI) of Quality Check Valves

Fluid system management requires a complete approach; if any component is compromised from the pump to valve to pipe and back again, flow can suffer. In-line management, including products such as check valves, can be challenging — after all, they can be a major purchase. However, the lifespan, safety, and efficiency of your system require […]

Customizing Your Condensate Line Check Valve for Low Cracking Pressures

Understanding Low Cracking Pressure in Condensate Lines One of the most common issues in steam systems is the pooling of steam condensate — a byproduct of all steam processes — inside of the equipment. When released from a high-pressure area to a low-pressure area, pooled condensate can flash, or quickly heat back up into steam, […]

API 6D -24th Edition Certification:
Why it’s Important for Quality and Safety of Your Check Valves

What is the API Q1 ninth edition and API 6D 24th edition monogram specification? The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a trade association that has led the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards. Its API Monogram Program verifies that manufacturers are operating in compliance with industry standards. The API Q1 ninth edition […]

Maintenance and Replacement Blog Series: SCV-R® Check Valves for High Cracking Pressure

At DFT® Inc., our SCV-R® Check Valves exemplify our commitment to providing products that can withstand the toughest environments, including applications with high cracking pressure. These products are fully comparable to their counterpart, the DFT® Model SCV®, but with enhanced features that allow them to endure high cracking pressure conditions—including a spring-assisted, non-slam design that […]

Valve Basics Seminar Recap

Each year, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) hosts a series of highly regarded Valve Basics Seminars & Exhibits to give industry associates — ranging from engineering students to experienced professionals looking to broaden their subject knowledge — a hands-on crash course in valves. Last month’s three-day seminar hosted approximately 70 participants at the […]

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