Taco 3196-1 3/4" Differential Bypass Valve
$ 86.54Differential Bypass Valves are used to control excess flow velocities that can be created when there is a reduction in the demand for heat. This reduced heat demand would typically occur as zone thermostats are satisfied and their corresponding zone valves close, causing the system pump to try and force more water through the remaining zones. By installing a Taco Differential Bypass Valve between the discharge of the system pump and somewhere before the inlet of the pump, usually on the system return, an automatically regulated flow path is created. This regulated flow path will prevent unacceptable velocities from being pumped through the zones that remain open during reduced demand periods. Differential Bypass Valves should also be used to prevent dead heading of the circulator in systems where parallel piped heat emitters are controlled by thermostatic radiator valves.
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