P,  Positive Displacement Compressor,  Valve

Plate Valve

A reciprocating compressor cylinder valve design similar to the ring valve design, but with concentric rings connected by radial ribs. Instead of individual elements opening and closing, the entire valve plate lifts when sufficient differential pressure is present to lift it from the valve seat, simultaneously opening all valve ports. Plate valves are designed to withstand high pressure and dirty gas applications.

See also Valve (Reciprocating Compressor).

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