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foot valve

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Definition of foot valve in English:

noun

A one-way valve at the inlet of a pipe or the base of a suction pump.
Example sentences
  • Like all check valves the foot valve is seldom reliable, causing the suction piping to drain its fluid.
  • Tubing and foot valves are best used when dedicated to individual boreholes to avoid cross-contamination.
  • They can be used either as a foot valve or as a bulkhead fitting when equipped with adaptor nut and gasket.

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