Guide to Selecting Control Valves

Guide to Selecting Control Valves

Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and hydronic systems will not work optimally unless the correct valves are used. This useful guide presents application tips to ensure correct valve selection.

When selecting valves for HVAC and hydronic systems, first consider the application requirements and then consider the characteristics necessary to meet those requirements. The following questions provide a guide to correct valve selection:

• What is the piping arrangement and size? The piping arrangement indicates whether a two-way or three-way mixing or diverting valve is needed. The piping size gives some indication of whether the valve requires a screwed-end or a flanged-e

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