WHAT IS THE SMART VALVE?
The Smart Valve is a Patented Variable Flow Management Device that pressurizes your water line at the meter to keep your costs down and ensures that you are not paying for air volume. It does this by compressing the entrained air inherent in every water system and by regulating the water flow within the intended range, enabling the water meter to calculate precise measurements resulting in decreased water consumption and billing.
Watch this short video that will explain how the smart valve will:
- Keep your water line pressurized at the meter so you are not charged for air
- Eliminate over consumption due to high pressure
- Conserve water, especially in facilities and fixtures without flow regulators
The SMART VALVE™ is the patented, NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372, precision engineered MONEY and WATER saving device for your water system. This seemingly simple, yet extremely effective variable flow management device solves a number of problems inherent in water delivery.
In this age of drastically rising water costs, increasing water conservation and SUSTAINABILITY efforts, it is more important than ever to be sure you are not using more, or paying more for your water than you should.
Your solution is the SMART VALVE™. Proudly Made in the USA.
Next Generation SMART VALVE™
Expected savings with the next generation SMART VALVE™ are maximized because the valve can be ‘custom-calibrated’ for PSI in the field rather than factory pre-set based on site survey data, resulting in maximum performance efficiency relative to PSI and flow rate (GPM).
The SMART VALVE™ is constructed of extremely strong and durable Acetron GP and stainless steel, and is compliant with NSF/ANSI 61 and low-lead standards as safe for contact with potable water. Metals can corrode, will accumulate particulates such as dirt or scale, and require gaskets/seals which will fail over time. The Smart Valve is made primarily from Acetron GP, the absolute ideal material for this type of application. Acetron® GP is a general purpose copolymer acetal and is the only porosity-free acetal product available today. Investments in process technology now provide the performance and machinability of acetal without center core porosity. The in-line photometric quality procedure assures every sheet and rod is porosity-free as measured by a dye penetrant test making it the preferred acetal for food contact and medical applications. Acetron® GP natural is FDA, USDA, NSF, Canada AG and 3A-Dairy compliant.
The SMART VALVE’s only movement function is the compression of a spring and the associated opening and closing of a gasket-less plunger and housing. Acetron GP is self-lubricating and has strength characteristics close to those of steel. The SMART VALVE comes with a 10-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty, however the valve should continue to work reliably for much longer.
The SMART VALVE™ air compression benefit works on all single jet, multi jet, and turbine category positive displacement meters. These make up over 99% of all water meters in use. The science is based upon Boyle’s Law regarding gas pressure and volume and Le Chatelier’s Principal of volumetric dynamics. The SMART VALVE™ is installed in your water line on your side of the meter as close to the meter as possible. The variable spring loaded plunger maintains a constant pressure on the oncoming water supply. This ‘backpressure’ manifests itself into a high pressure point on the other side of the water meter. When air reaches this pressure point, the air becomes compressed and no longer maintains its volume. It passes by the water meter in this compressed state until after it passes through the SMART VALVE™ and soon returns to its original uncompressed state. The SMART VALVE™ does NOT remove the air, it just compresses it so the water meter can’t measure it.