Leaking or broken pipes or hoses may only result in flooding but can, if the escaping fluids are flammable, water-polluting or toxic, have catastrophic consequences. For this reason pipe break isolating valves are fitted on the inlet side of such systems. These valves are set to a certain flow volume and shut off reliably and without delay as soon as this flow volume is exceeded.
RS 659 is a piston-controlled spring-loaded pipe break isolating valve. The valve cone is fitted with a soft seal.
When the pipeline is depressurised the valve is open. Under operating conditions the small pressure drop caused by the pipe break isolating valve acts on the piston/spring system. If the flow volume increases beyond the set value, an imbalance is introduced between the pressure acting on the piston and the force of the spring causing the cone to close. The resulting increase in the flow resistance reinforces the closing force of the piston and causes the complete shutoff of the pipe section. The closing or shutoff speed may be adjustable. Once the fault has been removed the valve can be re-opened and re-activated by pushing the button on the pilot valve. Rotating the adjusting screw clockwise increases the shutoff trigger volume. In special cases an adjustable shutoff delay may be fitted.
Operating instructions, know how and safety instructions must be observed. All the pressure has always been indicated as overpressure. We reserve the right to alter technical specifications without notice.