The 106-AC series control valve is designed to solve high pressure drop problems by allowing smooth control and protection from cavitation damage. It’s ideal for applications where large pressure differentials preclude the use of standard automatic control valves and varying flows make orifice plates ineffective.
The AC control valve contains two heavy stainless steel sliding cages that maximize the full flow capacity. The first cage directs and contains the cavitation recovery, allowing it to dissipate harmlessly. While the second cage allows further control to a level as low as atmospheric pressure downstream. The cages are engineered to meet the flow / pressure differential of each application.
CAUTION: Valve sizes, dimensions and selection criteria shall be referenced only from the Anti-Cavitation section on pages 86. The following addendum shall be added to the 106-PG in the Main Valve section, page 11, for a detailed Anti-Cavitation specification:
Addendum to 106 PG:
For more information on the 106-AC main options valve: