Control Valves

Best Practices for Steam Control Valve Installation

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Step 6: Specify 85 DBA or Lower

Control valves that have high DBA levels will also have high outlet velocities. A valve with low DBA levels or lower velocities will have a much longer operational life. There are many ways to lower the DBA level in a steam valve application; increasing the size of the valve outlet pipe or special trim may be required to lower the DBA.