Know About Foot Valves

Foot valves are somewhat like check valves that are usually placed in the pumps of the wet well and created with larger flow area in comparison to the pipe to which it is attached. This is to ensure the less head loss. These valves are either made of stainless steel or PVC plastic and mostly help in continuous suction within the pumps. Moreover, it also helps in maintaining the hydraulic pressure to keep the flow sturdy according to the configuration and settings given to the pumps. In some conditions, you may experience the pressure popping due to leakage or oversize valve. In that case, it is important to choose the right material if you are looking forward to use foot suction valves in your pump, Solenoid Valve are one of the leading manufacturers of these.

Important features

  • Being one of the most important parts of centrifugal pump, it usually comes with a number of easily manageable features. Some valves are mainly designed with self-tapping female and male threads that help in easy installation. Plus, its internal walls helps in quickly sealing the pipe along with quick reaction. In addition its flexibility feature helps in getting easily fit with other types of water pumps that are mostly used nowadays.
  • Although there are a number of cheaper options available in the market but nothing is better than these types of valves. The best part of these valves is that it is usually made with heavy duty cast iron, bronze as well as PVC plastic that doesn’t tend to have much negative impact in comparison to others. That is why it lasts longer no matter if they are submerged in water also.

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