Superior Reliability, Run Times
The Ring Damped Valve incorporates a patented damping ring to slow the velocity of the sealing element before it contacts the guard during valve opening. The reduction in speed minimizes the impact forces applied on the sealing element, extending the useful life of the valve assembly. It also allows the valve to run at higher lifts than traditional valves, providing increased effective flow area.
Greater Efficiency, Energy Savings
Higher lifts and unique design features in the Ring Damped Valve produce an effective flow area that is 10% larger (on average) than plate valves of similar size. The increased flow results in a 10% reduction in energy usage by the compressor.
For most applications, energy savings alone will ensure a 100% return on investment within one year of operation.