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BSRIA provides expertise and testing services to measure parameters such as flow rate coefficient, pressure drop and control characteristics on a wide range of products including:

  • Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICV)
  • Differential Pressure Control Valves (DPCV)
  • Butterfly and double regulating valves
  • Heat meters
  • Venturi, orifice, ultrasonic and electromagnetic flow meters
  • Hot and cold water supply systems, water supply and waste systems in buildings

In collaboration with members and industry BSRIA has developed a standard to test PICVs - BTS 1-2012 Test Method for Pressure Independent Control Valves

Standard testing allows for a means of comparison between manufacturers and creates a level playing field across the industry, whilst also serving as a reference point for manufacturers, contractors and the end user.

BSRIA combines its expertise and purpose built test facility to provide clients with testing that conforms to this standard and technical guidance to meet the design specification.

Standard testing includes:

  • Measured flow versus nominal flow
  • Flow limitation
  • Control characteristic
  • Seat leakage
  • Cycling

Our experts provide a flexible and comprehensive test program tailored to meet your individual requirements.

View test reports of products tested by BSRIA here.

For more information or to discuss your test needs, contact BSRIA on or +44 (0)1344 465664.

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Download PICV Test Method

Free download of BSRIA's Test Method for Pressure Independent Control Valves (login or simple registration required)