Welcome to the home of BETA SMART VALVE, the patented, precision engineered money and WATER SAVING device for your water system. This simple, yet extremely effective variable flow management device solves a number of problems inherent in your water system that are causing you to overpay for your water.
In this age of rising water costs and increasing water conservation and sustainability efforts, it is more important than ever for you be sure you are not using more, or paying more for your water than you should.
Your solution is the BETA SMART VALVE
What It Does and How It Works
The Beta Smart Valve takes long established principals of pressure and fluid dynamics and applies them in a new and financially rewarding application.
The Problems with Water
There are several potential problems inherent in water delivery, usage and metering that can impact your water consumption and water costs. Most of these concerns revolve around water system pressure (PSI), flow rate (GPM) and turbulence.
- It’s a simple fact that along with the volume of water passing through your water meter is a volume of air. The volume of that air will vary as the water pressure fluctuates between static and dynamic pressure. The problem is that over 99% of water meters measure by volume, regardless if that volume is liquid or gas.
- Water meters are designed to be accurate within a specific flow range (GPM). If the flow rate exceeds this range it can cause the meter to measure inaccurately, charging you for more than the actual gallonage used.
- City pressure can fluctuate significantly, causing pressure surges and drops which can cause the meter to over-spin, and which can even damage water systems and equipment. Surges also occur anytime you go from a closed system (static) to an open system (dynamic), such as when you are using no water then turn on your faucet or hose.
- Water fixtures in your building are typically designed for water pressure of no more than 65 PSI. The water pressure delivered by your municipality (city pressure) is often much higher, resulting in too much water being pushed through your fixtures and potentially leaking through seals and gaskets that are designed for 65 PSI, resulting in increased maintenance and replacement costs.
The Beta Smart Valve air compression benefit works on all single jet, multi jet, and turbine category positive displacement meters. These make up over 99% of all water meters in use. The physics are based upon Boyle’s Law regarding gas pressure and volume, and Le Chatelier’s Principal of volumetric dynamics. The smart valve is installed in the water line on the user side of the water meter. The variable spring-loaded plunger maintains a constant ‘backpressure’. This pressurized column of water extends upstream through and past the water meter. When any air reaches this pressurized water, the air becomes compressed and no longer maintains any volume. It passes by the water meter in this compressed state until after it passes through the smart valve and soon returns to its original uncompressed state. The smart valve does not physically remove the air from the water, it just eliminates the volume of the air and prevents the water meter from measuring it. A common example of entrained gasses in fluid is shaking up a soda bottle. The gasses are trapped in the soda but have no volume until you remove the bottle cap. Once you remove the cap and thus reduce the pressure, the gasses suddenly have a lot of volume! The smart valve is like the bottle cap keeping the system pressurized at the water meter. You won’t notice any difference in the water coming into your facility, but you will notice that your water meter is now spinning less.
Pressure and Flow Stabilization
Another way in which water meters can be inaccurate is during very high or low flow, or during a pressure surge. Water meters are designed to be accurate within a specific flow range. If the flow exceeds this range it can cause the metering to overread consumption. This is especially true during a surge, such as when there is no water flowing resulting in a higher static pressure, which can create an initial surge when the water line is opened and pressure suddenly drops to the lower dynamic pressure. Surges can also be caused by variability in the municipal water supply. The smart valve proprietary variable spring-loaded technology eliminates these peaks and valleys and creating a smooth, even flow that keeps your meter readings more accurate and protects against damage that can occur from a surge.
An effect of creating backpressure upstream is a corresponding pressure drop downstream. With the smart valve we can precisely control the amount of pressure drop from a little to a lot to fit your system needs. A positive side effect of this pressure drop is that it will save the user additional money in reduced water consumption in non-volumetric water uses such as showers, sinks, hoses and the like. The same five-minute shower will use slightly less water. While you won’t notice it in the shower, it adds up on your water bill! Furthermore, almost all water devices are designed for approximately 60-65 psi water supply. A higher psi can cause excessive water delivery and even leaks at seals and gaskets that can often go undetected. In these cases, a pressure reducer is typically used to maintain a 60-65 psi to the facility. Unfortunately, these devices require maintenance and often fail. The smart valve can act like a controllable pressure reducer in high-PSI water systems, eliminating the problems caused by excessive water pressure.
By virtue of its design the smart valve act as a secondary back flow preventer to protect the municipal water supply. This is becoming more and more important as municipalities seek to better protect our water reserves from contamination.
Beta Smart Valve will:
- Keep the water line pressurized at the meter to avoid being charged for air volume
- Keep your flow rate in the desired range for additional water meter accuracy
- Reduce excessively high-water pressure
- Eliminate over consumption due to high pressure
- Conserve water, especially in facilities without pressure reducers or flow regulators
- Act as a shock absorber against pressure surges and drops
This smart valve will save you money and water, and it works 24/7/365 with no maintenance needed. All you have to do is set it and forget it. The only difference you will notice will be in your wallet. WE GUARANTEE IT!
- One-time installation
- Consistently better performance
- Ability to adjust to changes
- Greater flow rates
- Highly visible
- Fully certified
- Residential Buildings
- Commercial Buildings
- Car Washes
- Manufacturing Plants
- Landscape Irrigation
NSF CertificationsNSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372
Each smart valve is built to exacting specifications based on the specific water system parameters. Spring tension is calibrated based on the users’ pressure and flow profile. Connection types are determined by the existing pipe configuration. A completed site survey is required for all orders.
The smart valve is made primarily of Acetron GP, an extremely strong, self-lubricating space-age resin created by Quadrants. Acetron GP is the material of choice when precision parts are required for impact and wear resistance in a wide range of industrial and mechanical applications. With low, consistent internal stress, this material experiences little dimensional change during use. Acetron GP is also an ideal material for use in wet environments because it resists moisture, will not accumulate particulates, will not corrode and self-seals extremely well eliminating the need for seals and gaskets that would wear out, making Acetron GP the ideal choice for the smart valve. All non- Acetron GP components are manufactured from food-grade stainless steel.
The smart valve is available in the following standard plumbing sizes:
3/4”, 1”, 1 ½”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 12” Larger sizes available on a custom order.
Sizes 2” and below are female double threaded. Sizes 3” and above are flanged on both ends with a standard bolt pattern.
Valve body, plunger, backplate: Acetron GP
Shaft, spring: Food-grade Stainless Steel
Beta Smart Valve is installed on the user side of the water meter. The valve is made in flanged and threaded configurations according to your system pipe design. Installation of the smart valve should be performed by an experienced plumber. All installations should include gaskets on flanged units or pipe tape on threaded units to prevent water leakage.