suction valve


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suction valve

n
(General Engineering) a nonreturn valve in a pump suction to prevent the pump draining or depriming when not in service. Also called: foot valve
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These operating scenarios included dry-running, starved suction by closing the suction valve and dead-heading by closing the discharge valve.
The suction valve then opens and the discharge valve closes, regulating the water flow as it passes through the pump.
As the discharge valves move toward the outer end, the frame end suction valve opens, allowing incoming gas to flow into the void created by the movement of the discharge valve.
The HUG-U-VAC (HUV) is a vacuum-activated, beanbag surgical positioning system featuring an attached axillary roll, a reliable suction valve, table attachment straps, and disposable slipcovers.