132 | Balancing valve
Flanged balancing valve with flow meter
The new flanged balancing valve with flow meter was designed with a specific purpose in mind: that of properly balancing the climate-control system whilst providing a simple flow rate reading which does away with the need for other measurement instruments.
Balancing valves are used on climate-control systems in order to maintain a balance between the various secondary offshoots and provide each water-dispensing device with the right flow rate; this keeps energy waste to a bare minimum and boosts efficiency.
The working principle on which the balancing valves is based creates a pressure drop which makes up for the differences between the highest pressure and that of the other circuits. This pressure drop can be generated by an obturator, a divider or a ball which changes the Kv value of the valve itself.
The series 132 flanged balancing valve with flow meter makes use of a special ball with a shaped cavity whose special regulation system allows for 10 pre-setting curves.
The flow meter mounted as a bypass on the valve makes for easy viewing through the valve and does away with the need for any other instruments or pressure test connections. By simply pulling the ring, the fluid goes through the flow meter. This triggers the inner float which drags the metal ball with it, indicating the actual flow rate. Easy reading of these values enables the user to intervene rapidly and change the flow rate with a special handle, leading to an extremely accurate balancing system.