Operating cycle of a pilot operated safety valve
The LESER Pilot Operated Safety Valve (POSV) is controlled by process medium. To achieve this, the system pressure is applied to the pilot valve (= control component for the main valve) via the pressure pickup. The pilot valve then uses the dome above the main valve piston to control the opening and closing of the main valve.
There are two types of pilot-operated safety valves, showing their difference in the opening characteristics.