NYC DOB Approves Smart Valve

The NYC Department of Buildings has approved the use of Flow Management Valves such as “Smart Valve.”

OTCR Submittal Code 58-21
Smart Valve acceptance in NYC.

The application includes the following: Identification of Uses. Flow management valve is a plumbing device that has multiple uses. The primary use of this valve is to improve water meter accuracy for the water consumer by managing the point of pressure drop within a water system.

This valve creates a smooth, laminar flow; and maintains, as near as possible, city static pressure upstream; and prevents the expansion of the air volume in the system which the water meter would otherwise measure as water volume.

Other possible uses include protecting the plumbing system from damage due to pressure surges or shockwaves, preventing backflow, mitigating overly high pressure downstream, and potentially eliminating air hammering when installed downstream of an air hammering location.

Description. The Flow Management Valves (Smart Valves) are constructed of various materials used in plumbing applications, including acetyl and stainless steel. It replaces a small section of existing pipe and consists of a main body with plumbing connections at both ends. It is available in multiple sizes to match most standard water pipe sizes.

Capital Distribution is the master distributor of this product. Flow Dynamics is the manufacturer.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Smart Valve in your building or facility, please contact us today for a free evaluation:  (201) 690-6512

For more information about the Smart Valve click here.

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