Feedwater Pump Recirculation Bypass Valve Brochure

Feedwater Pump Recirculation Bypass Valve

Conval Clampseal® Recirculation Bypass Valves are designed to prevent overheating of feedwater pumps during critical low-load operating periods.

  • Industry’s Lowest Life Cycle Costs
  • High Pressure Drop
  • Flexible Number of Whisperjet Stages
  • Prevent Feedwater Pump Overheating
  • Save Component Wear
  • Quickly Configured to User’s Specifications

Standard Sizes

Sizes through 4″

Pressure Rating

ASME Class through 4500 #

Standard Forging ASME Materials

SA 105, SA 182-F22, SA 182-F91, SA 182-F92, SA 182-F316


SW, BW Ends


Angle, Y or T pattern


Actuators – Air, Motor, Hydraulic, Manual
Limitswitch – Single or double
Locking Devices – open, closed, or both
Position Indicator
Stem Shroud

Design Features

Leak-proof Bonnet/Chamber

A secure, leak-proof bonnet allows rapid access to valve trim for inspection and maintenance.

Pressure Actuated Backseat

The Clampseal® pressure-actuated backseat provides maximum valve integrity by ensuring a positive internal stop for the valve stem and disc assembly. The pressure actuated backseat also extends packing life by securely isolating the packing from the pressure when the valve is fully open.

Pressure Seal Bonnet

The simple and effective pressure seal bonnet provides ready access for servicing with no welds to cut or seal rings or gaskets to replace. The body-to-bonnet joint integrity is maintained through countless thermal cycles.

Single-piece Gland

In extreme environments, the simpler the design and the fewer the parts, the better. The durable single-piece stainless steel gland contributes to the longevity of the valve.

Axial-Loaded Packing System

The Axial design ensures tight concentricity, which eliminates side loading of the packing and minimizes wear forces on the trim components. This feature is critical for superior valve performance.

Rapid In-Line Renewability

The CLAMPSEAL® Valve is much easier to renew than anything else on the market. The CLAMPSEAL® Valve line provides a modular solution to rising maintenance expenses. Low acquisition cost is not as important as low cost over the serviceable life of a valve. Maintaining a Conval valve is far easier and much less costly than replacing a competitor’s valve.