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Is a leaking pressure relief valve dangerous?

Pressure relief valves are designed to maintain safe pressure levels by releasing excess pressure in various applications and  industries. When these valves leak, it should raise concerns about the safety and functionality of the entire system. Recognising a leaking pressure …

Level Switch vs Level Transmitter

Accurate level measurement is crucial in various industries, including manufacturing, water treatment, and chemical processing. It ensures the smooth operation of systems by preventing overflows, maintaining optimal levels, and protecting equipment from damage. 

Two primary devices used for level measurement

Norgren Valves

How to adjust an air compressor pressure regulator?

Maintaining your air compressor in top condition is critical to ensuring your pneumatic tools and compressed air systems operate efficiently and safely. At the heart of this maintenance is the correct adjustment of the air compressor pressure regulator. This small …

Norgren Actuators

How does an air pressure regulator work?

Air pressure regulators are indispensable components in a wide range of industrial and commercial settings, helping to ensure equipment operates safely and efficiently by maintaining the correct air pressure. By automatically adjusting airflow to the desired pressure, they not only …

Pneumatic fittings

Can Pneumatic Fittings Be Used for Water Applications?

In a wide range of industrial and engineering applications, pneumatic fittings serve as the backbone of the smooth operation of machinery and the safe transport of various gases. Pneumatic fittings have carved a niche for their efficiency in air systems, …

What is the difference between a pressure regulator and pressure relief valve

How does a pressure reducing valve work?

Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) play an important role in controlling and maintaining the harmony of pressure in various types of systems, from the pipes in your home to the vast networks of fluid, gas, and steam pipes used across many …

Valves for Compressed Air and Pneumatics

What does an actuator do?

Actuators are the unsung heroes of pneumatic systems. These small and simple devices help power your systems by controlling the flow of air and fluids, something we know a lot about. But what does an actuator do, and how does

Check Valve Types

What is a double check valve?

When it comes to fluid control and plumbing, precision is paramount. In fact, without it, you can’t guarantee a product will perform and function as you’d like. Precision is especially important with systems that deal with chemicals, water or any

pressure relief valve

Safety valve vs relief valve – What’s the difference?

Valves are small components with big responsibilities. They are linchpins that keep industrial, commercial and residential operations running smoothly and safely in manufacturing, heating, and many other types of systems. Among the various types of valves available, safety valves and

Model OLS-S/H Optoelectronic level switch

What is a level switch and how does it work?

Level switches, often called level sensors, are an important part of any fluid management and control system, but many operators and businesses do not know how they work. These devices come in many shapes and sizes to suit a range