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Balanced Valve Cartridge

A pressure regulating valve, comprising: a valve body having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet; a balanced valve cartridge disposed within the valve body between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet, the balanced valve cartridge comprising: a retainer having a central bore including a first end and a second end, an inner surface, and at least one opening in the inner surface forming a fluid inlet; a valve seat disposed within the central bore proximate the first end of the central bore; a movable valve plug at least partially disposed within the central bore, the movable valve plug selectively opening and closing the first end of the central bore by sliding within the central bore to cooperate with the valve seat, the movable valve plug having a hollow center portion; a filter disposed within the central bore between the inner surface of the central bore and the valve plug; and an end cap disposed at the second end of the central bore, the end cap closing the second end of the central bore, the end cap including a blind bore facing the valve plug, the blind bore receiving one end of the valve plug so that the blind bore is fluidly connected to a downstream side of the valve seat by the hollow center portion of the valve plug; wherein the end cap plugs the second end of the central bore and traps the filter against the valve seat, thereby fixing the filter within the central bore and trapping the filter and valve plug between the end cap and the retainer, and sealing the valve seat against the retainer. A method of converting an unbalanced valve to a balanced valve, the method comprising: obtaining an unbalanced valve comprising a valve body and an unbalanced valve cartridge; providing a balanced valve cartridge comprising: a retainer having a central bore including a first end and a second end, an inner surface, and at least one opening in the inner surface forming a fluid inlet; a valve seat disposed within the central bore proximate the first end of the central bore; a movable valve plug at least partially disposed within the central bore, the movable valve plug selectively opening and closing the first end of the central bore by sliding within the central bore to cooperate with the valve seat, the movable valve plug having a hollow center portion; a sealing means disposed within the central bore between the inner surface of the central bore and the valve plug; and an end cap disposed at the second end of the central bore, the end cap closing the second end of the central bore, the end cap including a blind bore facing the valve plug, the blind bore receiving one end of the valve plug so that the blind bore is fluidly connected to a downstream side of the valve seat by the hollow center portion of the valve plug; wherein the end cap plugs the second end of the central bore and traps the filter against the valve seat, thereby fixing the filter within the central bore and trapping the filter and valve plug between the end cap and the retainer; removing the unbalanced valve cartridge from the valve body; and inserting the balanced valve cartridge into the valve body.

                                                                                       Shanghai Remy Valve Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

2011-12-31 05:18

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