General Selection Criteria for control valve

Most of the considerations that guide the selection of control valve type and brand are rather basic. However,there are some matters that may be overlooked by users whose familiarity is mainly limited to just one or a few valve types. Follow provides a checklist of important criteria.

Suggested General Criteria for Selecting Type and Brand of Control Valve

1.Body pressure rating

2.High and low temperature limits

3.Material compatibility and durability

4.Inherent flow characteristic and rangeability

5.Maximum pressure drop (shut off and flowing)

6.Noise and cavitations

7.Shut off leakage

8.Capacity versus cost

9.Nature of flowing media

10.Dynamic performance

11.End connections