Blacoh Fluid Control is proud to announce the release of the Hybrid Valve™, the world’s first combination pulsation dampener and back pressure valve.
The new patent-pending Hybrid Valve™ from Blacoh combines the steady flow control of a pulsation dampener and the regulation of a back pressure valve to deliver the performance and functionality of both in a single piece of equipment. According to Blacoh President, Andrew Yeghnazar, “Blacoh Industries as an organization has explored many new ideas to solve existing problems in the industry as well as fuel growth for our organization and those we serve. As a result, we are pleased to launch another new and innovative product to improve pumping systems and reduce costs.”
The patent-pending Hybrid Valve™ was engineered to proven principles with state-of-the-art design for maximum efficiency. In a metering pump system, using a back pressure valve alone does nothing to improve fluid flow. When put in series with a pulsation dampener, the flow improves significantly but, according to Blacoh performance tests, results can’t match the performance of the single construction Hybrid Valve™ for the steadiest flow. Further, as a single unit, the Hybrid Valve™ takes up less space and has fewer leak points for improved functionality and lower maintenance costs.
When installing pulsation dampeners and back pressure valves in any pumping system, location and proximity are 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. “By combining the dampener and back pressure valve into a single harmonious unit,” said Yeghnazar, “we’ve eliminated the most common issues with installation for a more efficient, simplified system.”