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Published: Građevinar 69 (2017) 8
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The influence of spring valve on the efficiency of water supply systems

Dražen Vouk, Vladimir Poljak, Jurica Kovač, Luka Jelić

Abstract

The operating characteristics and efficiency of the valve used for regulation of downstream pressure are analysed, and a special emphasis is placed on mechanical spring valves. Theoretical notions about operation of spring valves are given, with a critical review of their functionality and efficiency as compared to hydraulic valves. Spring valves and hydraulic valves are compared on real-life examples with regard to their use for regulation of pressure from the aspect of generation of specific hydraulic states and efficiency in water loss management. The results obtained in this research point to the need to replace spring valves with hydraulic valves.

Keywords
water supply system, regulation valve, spring valve, pressure, water losses

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Vouk, D., Poljak, V., Kovač, J. ., Jelić, L.: The influence of spring valve on the efficiency of water supply systems, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (2017) 8, pp. 653-663, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2065.2017

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Vouk, D., Poljak, V., Kovač, J. ., Jelić, L. (2017). The influence of spring valve on the efficiency of water supply systems, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (8), 653-663, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2065.2017

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Authors:
Vouk Drazen
Dražen Vouk
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
POLJAK WEB
Vladimir Poljak
Hidroprojekt-ing d.o.o.
Jurica Kovac WEB
Jurica Kovač
Aqua Libera d.o.o.
Luka Jelic WEB
Luka Jelić
Hidroprojekt-ing d.o.o.