BVL BLEEDER VALVE LEVER TYPE The Model BVL, lever type bleeder valve, is for use as a test valve for pressure operated devices on wet pipe sprinkler systems that have excess pressure, or dry pipe sprinkler systems. The BVL should be installed in-line with the pressure device. It provides a convenient means for removal or testing the pressure actuated device without affecting the pressure in the system. Closing the valve (moving the valve handle perpendicular to the 1/2" pipeline) shuts off the water or air from the supply and opens a small orifice (pin-hole) to exhaust the pressure between the valve and the pressure device. This should provide a low pressure actuation of the pressure device, testing its operation.
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