Looking for feedback from anyone and everyone interested. Please respond if you have any opinion at all, good or bad, A or B, 1 or 2, whatever, just give me feedback please.
Things with the design and part selection is coming together really quickly. There are a few final details to iron out, and it looks like there might end up being some options to choose from in the end depending on what someone wants, but the question is this:
Is anyone at all interested in having Plastomatic CKM Diaphragm Check Valves on their 3 supply lines going into a metering system? The benefits of these check valves is that they prevent water hammer, they are quieter, they have no metal components, they will never corrode, they never need replacing, and they don’t have to be mounted vertical, they can be mount up, down, right, left, diagonal, whatever.
The downside to these valves is they cost more. I don’t know for certain yet, but it could raise the overall cost by $150 or more over choosing the hastelloy spring check valves. You’d pay more up front, but never have to worry about it failing or getting stuck. Keep in mind all check valves will be able to be replaced on the fly, so if you kept a spare hastelloy spring check valve, this might never be a problem.
So is this worth keeping on the table as an option or should I toss the component all together and only use the hastelloy spring check valves?
I appreciate any suggestions, thoughts, feedback, responses, whatever you’ve got.