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rmarshall100

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So, am I the only person to notice that a ball valve on the output side of a chugger pump causes turbulence and flow issues?
 

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In my experience with any ball valve some are better than others. But they all cause some level of flow issues. If i have to use them i love full port valves as there is less geometry versus other types of ball valves. I personally prefer butterfly valves. Unless it is a major issue to your setup i think most of us just ignore that part.
 
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Yes, I am using full port ball valve. The trouble that I have is I am seeing the Bernoulli principle in action. Huge speed increase (less volume, of course), and foam in the line. Am I the only one?
 

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I run two 815 mag pumps and aside from running the pump after a kettle is empty :eek: there's never any foam in the output line.

I would suspect there's a sucking air leak somewhere in your system, but at this point a picture clearly showing the pump and the tubing going in and out is in order...

Cheers!
 

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Agree, sounds like you are entraining air somewhere in your system. You should not have foam in the line. This is not from the valve or turbulent flow.
 
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Update: System ran great for two batches this past Saturday. I don't know what my issue was, but it is fixed. I had to throttle back quite a bit to keep the output from Therminator below 70 degrees. Worked like a charm.
 
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