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answered Jul 15, 2015 by Ravi Shekhar (540 points) | selected Jul 16, 2015 by odadmin
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  • Wide range of material available
  • Wide range of chemical compatibility
  • High operating temperature
  • Standard Piping dimensions
  • Compatible with foaling and/or dirty service


  • Prone to leakage (if no soft seat)
  • Long simmer or long flow period
  • Prone to chatter on liquid service unless with special trim
  • Vulnerable to effects of initial pressure losses
  • Sensitive to the effect on the back pressure (affects the set point and the capacity)
  • Limited in pressure size ratio