A check valve, clack valve, non-return valve or one-way valve is a valve that normally allows fluid to flow through it in only one direction.
Check valves are two-port valves, meaning they have two openings in the body, one for fluid to enter and the other for fluid to leave. There are various types of check valves used in a wide variety of applications. Although they are available in a wide range of sizes and costs, check valves generally are very small, simple, or inexpensive.
Check valves work automatically and most are not controlled by a person or any external control; accordingly, most do not have any valve handle or stem. The bodies (external shells) of most check valves are made of plastic or metal.
An important concept in check valves is the cracking pressure, which is the minimum upstream pressure at which the valve will operate. Typically the check valve is designed for and can therefore be specified for a specific cracking pressure.
Brass Swing Check Valve
Use the Swing check valve for tank systems to prevent backflow contamination.
These swing check valves don't provide enough protection to be able to prevent backflow to mains water but they are perfect for tank systems that are linked with mains water.
Install a swing check valve on a tank/mains system to prevent mains water filling up your water tanks illegally.