Reducing valve

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a device for automatically maintaining a diminished pressure of steam, air, gas, etc., in a pipe, or other receiver, which is fed from a boiler or pipe in which the pressure is higher than is desired in the receiver.

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To reduce the pressure, you need a pressure-reducing valve, also called a pressure regulator.
Large, 281mm ventilated discs at the front are clamped strongly by two-piston callipers, the rear kept in check by 282mm drums featuring automatic adjustment for optimal braking performance through a load-conscious pressure-reducing valve, ensuring that the vehicle is brought to a halt as efficiently as possible regardless of the weight it might be carrying.
Most processing machinery doesn't require the compressed-air pressure to be this high; many machines have a pressure-reducing valve at the machine inlet that takes the pressure down to 4 bar (58 psi) or less.
After the workpieces were clamped in position with a nominal force, a sequence vane allowed hydraulic fluid to flow to a pressure-reducing valve controlling the pressure at the threaded body cylinders compressing the spring and backing up the Vee block.
To create the high-pressure zone, the city identified six locations where pressure-reducing valve (PRV) stations should be installed.
A new "no frills" pressure-reducing valve, the D04, has been developed by Honeywell, featuring a simple construction and output pressure adjustment knob.
If it is too high, say up to 100 pounds per square inch, you could put a pressure-reducing valve on the main entry, bringing it down to, say, 60 psi, reducing the flow speed and, it is hoped, reducing the sound.
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