The proposal of the closure element pipe
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Equipment, 17. listopadu 15/2172, Ostrava 70833, Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The present paper summarizes the basic equations describing the behavior of butterfly valves during the fluid flow. Butterfly valves are used as a safety element in the energy industry, petrochemical industry, in steam lines etc. The paper describes the theoretical determination of the control torque on the closure element, the torque causes the opening and closing of butterfly valve. Determination of this torque depends on many factors, geometry of the closure element, misalignment to the axis of fluid flow, control method of valve, method of imposition of the moving member and of course on the operating parameters. Correct determination of the torque affects the proper design butterfly valves and ensure its functionality, which can prevent damage to other elements of the monitoring system.
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