Flow Control Valve

A device used to control the flow of fluid contained in a pipe line.

Control valves normally respond to signals such as:

Closure Element

The moving part of a valve, positioned in the flow stream, which controls the flow through the valve.

Working pressure

The pressure at which a valve is designed to operate.


BS 6755-1:1986 "Testing of Valves - Part 1: Specification for Production Pressure Testing Requirements"

API Spec 6D "Specification for Pipeline Valves"

API Spec 6FA (R2006) "Fire Test for Valves"

See also: Air Valve, Ball Check Valve, Ball Valve, Butterfly Valve, Bypass Valve, Check Valve, Diaphragm Valve, Differential Pressure Valve, Diverter Valve, Dribbling, Float Valve, Gate Valve, Globe Valve, Modulating Valve, Needle Valve, Pop Valve, Poppet Valve, Pressure Relief Valve, Safety Valve, Swing Check Valve, Thermostatic Valve, Throttling, Two Position Valve, Two-Way Valve, Valve, Working Pressure.

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Subjects: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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