Hydraulic pressure reducing butterfly valve working principle

Update:11 Jun 2019

The pressure-reducing butterfly valve has two types: di […]

The pressure-reducing butterfly valve has two types: direct-acting and pilot-operated, and is generally pilot-operated.

The pressure-reducing butterfly valve is a valve that adjusts the inlet pressure to a certain required outlet pressure and relies on the energy of the medium itself to automatically maintain the outlet pressure.

From the point of view of fluid mechanics, the pressure reducing valve is a throttling element whose local resistance can be changed, that is, by changing the throttling area, the flow velocity and the kinetic energy of the fluid are changed, resulting in different pressure losses, thereby achieving the purpose of decompression. Then, relying on the adjustment of the control and regulation system, the fluctuation of the post-valve pressure is balanced with the spring force, so that the post-valve pressure remains constant within a certain error range.

Function principle: The pressure reducing valve reduces the water pressure by the local resistance of the flow passage in the valve to the water flow. The range of the water pressure drop is automatically adjusted by the pressure difference between the inlet and outlet of the membrane or the piston connected to the valve flap. The principle of constant pressure reduction is to use the water pressure ratio control of the floating piston in the valve body, and the pressure reduction ratio at the inlet and outlet ends is inversely proportional to the ratio of the piston area on the inlet and outlet sides.