"The valves have been a valuable addition to our water methanol injection systems because they allowed us to integrate this feature directly into our injector instead of having to run a separate check valve along the fluid line, which can create a potential for leakage because of the additional splicing necessary to install an external check valve," says Lawson Mollica, Marketing & PR Director with AEM Performance Electronics.
Mollica also adds, "They provide a cost savings to the end user because they do not need to purchase an electronic solenoid to activate the flow of fluid when the system engages. Although we offer the option for this feature if the customer insists on having it, but it really isn't necessary given the integration of the check valve. The valves have proven extremely reliable as we never hear of an issue concerning fluid leaking into the inlet with our systems."
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About the Model #120 Check Valve
When space, size, and weight are critical to a specific design criteria, our Standard Cartridge Model #120 Check Valve is a great flow control solution with an O.D. size at 5/16" (7.94mm). Additionally, this model, like all of our valves, can be customized by plastic body material, o-ring, and opening PSI. Model #120 is available in Polypropylene, Nylon, Acrylic, Acetal, PVDF, Polycarbonate, Ultem®, and ABS plastics. O-ring options include Buna-N, EPDM, Viton®, Silicone, and Fluorosilicone. Available opening spring pressures range from 0.09 to 20 PSI.