Multitasking Valve Combo
Gary Parr | June 28, 2017
The Hybrid Valve is a combination pulsation dampener and back-pressure valve. As a single unit, the valves takes up less space and has fewer leak points. According to the company, when installing pulsation dampeners and back-pressure valves in any pumping system, location and proximity is key. A back-pressure valve installed in series with a dampener can negate the dampening effect if the valve is opening and closing before the dampener is able to capture a full pulse. This quick-opening effect can also create too much gain within the back-pressure valve resulting in inefficiency and chatter. The hybrid valve, as a single unit, eliminates common issues and produces a simplified system.