What is an ARV valve?

What is an ARV valve?

An automatic recirculation valve (ARV) diverts fluid flow from the discharge of a centrifugal pump through a bypass circuit to ensure a minimum flow rate is maintained. This is vital for all variable-flow centrifugal pumps. While the primary function of an ARV is to protect a centrifugal pump from cavitation, overheating and running dry, the valve also serves several other functions.

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Automatic recirculation valve

ARV or automatic recirculation valve is a multifunctional valve whose initial objective is to make sure that a pre-determined minimum flow is assured via a centrifugal pump at all times. This in turn has created a need for centrifugal pumps with low and high heads specific requirements.

What are ARV or ARC valves?

ARV valve stands for Automatic Recirculation Valve.
An automatic recirculation valve is a multifunctional valve whose primary purpose is to ensure that a pre-determined minimum flow is assured through a centrifugal pump at all times. This is important as centrifugal pumps suffer from over heating and cavitation and can be permanently damaged if they run dry.

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The ARV mechanically save the centrifugal pumps which pumps body lead to cavitation damage or unstable, once pump is flow lower than the current flow, bypass can fully open to make sure the minimum needed flow pump. Our ARV has superior performance and long-lasting service life. Acting as a non-return or bypass valve, it also offer protection for pumps against cavication and overheating, and save against the reversal of flow during shut down.

Centrifugal Pump Protection Scenarios

Centrifugal pumps transform mechanical energy into pressure energy by means of centrifugal force resulting from impeller rotation acting on the fluid within the pump. The pump requires a minimum liquid flow in order to avoid overheating. If a predefined minimum flow is not maintained, the pump can be permanently damaged. 

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Operation of a ARV Valve. The heart of the recirculation valve is a main flow sensing check valve disc, which is flow sensitive, not pressure sensitive. The disc modulates to the demand for process flow at the same time helping ensure a minimum flow through the pump.

Automatic recirculation valves, sometimes referred to as pump protection valves or minimum flow valves are installed on the outlet of a centrifugal pump discharge line. Their purpose is to prevent the pump from overheating by ensuring that there is a minimum flow through the pump at all times.

Minimum Flow or Automatic Recirculation Valves automatically protect centrifugal pumps during low load operation. As the pump's load drops below a preset flow rate, the valve's disc moves towards its seat and causes the bypass bush to open a bypass flow path. The pump minimum flow rate is thus reached and maintained.

The automatic circulation valve is self-contained and does not require manual operation. Automatic recirculation valve, also known as pump protection valve or minimum flow valve, is used for automatic recirculation of the minimum flow of the centrifugal pump to prevent damage to the centrifugal pump due to overheating, noise, and vibration under low load.

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