Check Valves

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the operation of check valves
  • Describe the construction of each of the following types of check valves:
    • Swing
    • Tilting disk
    • Lift
    • Piston
    • Butterfly
    • Stop

Course overview

Check valves are designed to prevent flow reversal in a fluid carrying system. Flow reversal can be controlled by a disk, flapper, or plate rotating into or out of the fluid flow path. An alternate method uses a disk, piston, or circular object (ball) moving along the fluid's flowline.

The Check Valves training course explains the use, selection, and design of check valves found in industrial applications. This online course includes:

  • Check valve operation
  • Swing check valves
  • Tilting disk check valves
  • Lift check valves
  • Ball check valves
  • Piston check valves
  • Butterfly (water) check valves
  • Stop check valves

Check Valves is part of the Valve Selection and Maintenance training series.

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