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Low-Pressure Testing: Pressure Regulating Valves





ITRC Report No.

R 13-003



54 pages


Full Reference

Burt, C.M. and K. Feist  2013.  Low-Pressure Testing: Pressure Regulating Valves.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.






ITRC tested performance characteristics of pressure regulating valves from a variety of manufacturers. The purpose of the testing was to evaluate the ability of different models of valves to regulate the pressure in a low-pressure system. The testing concentrated on three specific valve performance characteristics: minimal variance from the target downstream pressure caused by changes in flow rate or inlet pressure; minimal hysteresis in outlet pressures; minimal pressure loss (at low inlet pressures) across the valve.





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