K-5 System Balance Valves

  • For plant wide distribution of chilled or tower water, Advantage recommends a system balance valve be installed between the "to process" and the "from process" lines. The use of this valve prevents dead heading of the process pump in load or low flow situations.
  • Cash Acme K5 Valve
  • Advantage suggests the use of the CASH-ACME Type K-5 angle type back pressure valve.
  • The K-5 valve is a high capacity angle by-pass regulator or back pressure control valve.
  • System pressure to be regulated is connected to the bottom (inlet).
  • The system excess to be returned to the reservoir is connected to the side (outlet) as shown below.
  • K-5 installation diagram
  • The K-5 can also be used to maintain a certain pressure difference across the process.
  • The adjustable spring provides for various pressure settings within its range. See capacity information.
  • Maximum temperature is 400°F.
  • Type K-5 is available in 1", 1¼", 1½" and 2" sizes.
  • Features include: bronze body and trim, screwed ends, bottom and side female connection, adjustment spring, and asbestos gaskets.
  • Type K-5C has a silicone rubber seat disc to provide for tight shut-off.
  • This valve or an equivalent can be obtained at a local plumbing supply house.
  • Type K5 Water Capacity Information (gpm)
  • OpenClose1"
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 10 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 21
  • 20% Rise : 24
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 15 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 26
  • 20% Rise : 32
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 20 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 29
  • 20% Rise : 37
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 30 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 34
  • 20% Rise : 45
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 40 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 38
  • 20% Rise : 50
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 50 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 40
  • 20% Rise : 53
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 60 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 43
  • 20% Rise : 56
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 75 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 48
  • 20% Rise : 63
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 100 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 52
  • 20% Rise : 67
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 125 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 56
  • 20% Rise : 70
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 150 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 60
  • 20% Rise : 72
  • OpenClose1-1/4"
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 10 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 28
  • 20% Rise : 35
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 15 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 38
  • 20% Rise : 44
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 20 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 48
  • 20% Rise : 57
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 30 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 58
  • 20% Rise : 67
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 40 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 70
  • 20% Rise : 78
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 50 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 76
  • 20% Rise : 86
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 60 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 82
  • 20% Rise : 98
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 75 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 88
  • 20% Rise : 107
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 100 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 102
  • 20% Rise : 120
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 125 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 108
  • 20% Rise : 128
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 150 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 118
  • 20% Rise : 138
  • OpenClose1-1/2"
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 10 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 32
  • 20% Rise : 40
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 15 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 42
  • 20% Rise : 52
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 20 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 52
  • 20% Rise : 68
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 30 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 62
  • 20% Rise : 76
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 40 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 74
  • 20% Rise : 92
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 50 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 82
  • 20% Rise : 102
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 60 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 88
  • 20% Rise : 116
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 75 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 98
  • 20% Rise : 128
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 100 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 106
  • 20% Rise : 140
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 125 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 116
  • 20% Rise : 160
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 150 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 124
  • 20% Rise : 170
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  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 10 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 38
  • 20% Rise : 60
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 15 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 52
  • 20% Rise : 76
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 20 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 60
  • 20% Rise : 94
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 30 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 78
  • 20% Rise : 110
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 40 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 86
  • 20% Rise : 122
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 50 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 94
  • 20% Rise : 132
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 60 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 102
  • 20% Rise : 140
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 75 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 118
  • 20% Rise : 158
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 100 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 136
  • 20% Rise : 176
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 125 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 152
  • 20% Rise : 186
  • OpenCloseSet Pressure of 150 PSIG
  • 10% Rise : 184
  • 20% Rise : 200

Set Pressures are based upon valve discharge into an atmostpheric pressure return line. If return line pressure is significantly higher than atmostpheric pressure then consult fctory for capacity information.

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  • K-5 installation diagram

K5 Valve Specifications

K-5 installation diagram

For more information on K-5 Valves for Process Cooling Systems call the Advantage Sales Department at 317-887-0729

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