Provides unidirectional flow and tight shut-off for liquids and
gas with high reliability. When differential drops below cracking
pressure*, valve shuts off. (Not for use as relief valve.)
Materials: 316 Stainless Steel: body, cover, poppet, cover
gland. 300 Series Stainless Steel: spring
Standard O-ring: Viton, for operation to 400° F (204°C).
Buna-N or Teflon available for 250°F (121°C) or 400°F
(204°C) respectively; specify when ordering.
*Cracking Pressure: 20 psi (1.38 bar) ±30%. Springs for
higher cracking pressures (up to 100 psi (6.89 bar)) available
on special order for O-ring style check valves only.
Minimum operating temperature for standard o-ring check valves
Check Flow - water, GPM
For flow rates using alternate fluids, consult Autoclave Engineers.
CAUTION: While testing has shown O-Rings to provide satisfactory service life, both cyclic and shelf
life may vary widely with differing service conditions, properties of reactants, pressure and temperature
cycling and age of the O-ring. FREQUENT INSPECTIONS SHOULD BE MADE to detect any deterioration,
and O-rings replaced as required.
NOTE: NPT (Pipe) Connections:
- NPT threads must be sealed using a high quality PTFE tape and/or
paste product. Refer to thread sealant manufacturer's instructions
on how to apply thread sealant.
- Sealing performance may vary based on many factors such as
pressure, temperature, media, thread quality, thread material,
proper thread engagement and proper use of thread sealant.
- Customer should limit the number of times an NPT fitting is
assembled and disassembled because thread deformation during
assembly will result in deteriorating seal quality over time. When
using only PTFE tape, consider using thread lubrication to prevent
galling of mating parts.