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Cla-Val pressure reducing valves reduce a higher inlet pressure to a steady lower downstream pressure, regardless of changing flow rate and/or varying inlet pressure. This valve is an accurate, pilot-operated regulator capable of holding downstream pressure to a pre-determined limit. When downstream pressure exceeds the pressure setting of the control pilot, the main valve and pilot valve close drip-tight.
If a check feature is added, and a pressure reversal occurs, the downstream pressure is admitted in the main valve cover chamber, closing the valve to prevent return flow.
Typical applications include pressure reducing valve station using Model 90-01BY/690-01BY and Model 90-01AS/690-01AS in parallel to handle wide range of flow rates. Larger Model 90-01BY/690-01BY valve meets requirements of peak loads and smaller Model 90-01AS/690-01AS handles low flows.