Maintenance & Reliability
DeZURIK SmartCHECK pump control valve promises to prevent damaging backflow
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
May 5, 2017 – DeZURIK says the APCO SmartCHECK pump control valve combines the functionality of an electric motor operated pump control valve with the best features of APCO’s CVS-6000 swing check valve.
Boasting maximum performance and economy, the APCO SmartCHECK Pump Control Valve (CPC) is a single valve that is engineered to control pressure surges during normal pump startups and shutdowns, and to close positively upon power failure, says DeZURIK, noting that it doesn’t require expensive hydraulic power units, accumulators and maintenance intensive hydraulic controls. The SmartCHECK valve has an internally pressure balanced design that boasts reliable closure, as well as speed adjustments that control fluid acceleration and deceleration, minimizing pressure surges. During power outage or loss of pressure, the built-in check valve will close to prevent damaging backflow without fear of sticking open, it adds. The unit is suitable for many applications including raw sewage, wastewater, raw water, clean water or any fluid pumped through a pipeline. In the event a pipeline needs to be drained or backflushed, the optional hold-open feature of the SmartCHECK valve allows for reverse flow that can be initiated either electrically or manually.