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Non return valve location - booster pump/accumaltor

  1. Apr 16, 2012 #1
    Hey,

    Just something i wanted to confirm, in a pipe system a booster pump is used to boost the water pressure. A accumaltor is postioned after the pump, a non return valve is required at the pump outlet. I believe the non return valve should be before the accumaltor but after the pump.

    Is this correct.

    Cheers
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 17, 2012 #2
    Yup. To prevent the Accumulator from backflowing through the pump. Also note (I don't know what you may be using this for) you'll want a manual dump/drain/sample valve between the check (non-return) valve and the accumulator to relieve the system of energy for maintenance or repair of the circuit.
     
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