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SD-03-3515
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Bendix® RV-3™ Pressure Reducing Valve
EXHAUST
DIAPHRAGM
EXHAUST NUT
RETAINER
OUTER AND/OR
INNER SPRING
PLUGGED
PORT
PISTON
SHIMS
PISTON O-RING
VALVE BODY
INLET/EXHAUST
VALVE
MOUNTING
HOLES
DELIVERY
PORT
SUPPLY
PORT
INLET VALVE SPRING
VALVE STOP
SUPPLY CAP
NUT O-RING
SUPPLY
CAP NUT
FIGURE 1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The RV-3™ pressure reducing valve is a normally open
pressure control device. The function of the RV-3™ valve is
to reduce system air pressure and maintain a constant
specified pre-set pressure below that of system pressure.
Various pressure settings can be obtained through the use
of springs and shims in combination.
The RV-3™ valve has one supply port and one delivery port.
A single pipe plug is installed in the control port and should
remain in place for most applications of the RV-3™ valve. A
rubber exhaust diaphragm is installed in the end of the valve
opposite the supply port. Two .28" (7.1mm) mounting holes
are cast into the valve body.
OPERATION
The spring force exerted on the piston determines the delivery
pressure of the valve. With no air pressure present at the
supply port, the inlet valve is unseated and open while the
exhaust passage through the center of the piston is sealed
by the exhaust valve. Compressed air entering the supply
port flows out the delivery port. Air simultaneously flows
between the piston stem and valve body to the underside of
the piston. When air pressure on the piston overcomes
spring force, the piston moves and the valve spring forces
the inlet valve on its seat, closing off the supply of air. The
exhaust remains closed. If air pressure in the delivery line
drops, spring force on the piston overcomes air pressure.
Subsequent piston movement will unseat the inlet valve
allowing additional air pressure into the delivery line. If
pressure in the delivery line exceeds the pressure setting of
the valve, the force exerted by the air pressure will be greater
than the spring force. The piston will move away from the
exhaust valve, permitting air to flow past the exhaust valve,
through the hollow piston stem and out the exhaust port.
The inlet valve remains seated.
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OPERATING & LEAKAGE TESTS
OPERATING
Connect an accurate test gauge in the supply and delivery
lines of the RV-3™ valve. Make certain that supply air
pressure is at the vehicle manufacturers recommended level.
Delivery pressure should be within plus or minus 5 p.s.i. of
the delivery pressure specified for the RV-3™ valve. If not,
the valve should be replaced. If the valve meets this operating
test, proceed to the leakage tests. Do not remove the gauges
at this time.
LEAKAGE
With supply pressure at the level recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer, apply a soap solution to the 1/8" N.P.T. plug,
around the supply port cap nut and to the exhaust port.
Leakage should not exceed 100 SCCM or a 1" diameter
bubble in 5 seconds. If leakage is excessive, the valve should
be replaced and the operating and leakage tests performed
at the time of replacement. Proceed to the “Removal and
Installation” instructions. This concludes the operation and
leakage tests and the test gauges should be removed.
WARNING! PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO AVOID
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH:
When working on or around a vehicle, the following
general precautions should be observed at all times.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, apply the
parking brakes, and always block the wheels.
Always wear safety glasses.
2. Stop the engine and remove ignition key when
working under or around the vehicle. When
working in the engine compartment, the engine
should be shut off and the ignition key should be
removed. Where circumstances require that the
engine be in operation, EXTREME CAUTION should
be used to prevent personal injury resulting from
contact with moving, rotating, leaking, heated or
electrically charged components.
3. Do not attempt to install, remove, disassemble or
assemble a component until you have read and
thoroughly understand the recommended
procedures. Use only the proper tools and observe
all precautions pertaining to use of those tools.
4. If the work is being performed on the vehicle’s air
brake system, or any auxiliary pressurized air
systems, make certain to drain the air pressure from
all reservoirs before beginning ANY work on the
vehicle. If the vehicle is equipped with an AD-IS™
air dryer system or a dryer reservoir module, be
sure to drain the purge reservoir.
5. Following
the
vehicle
manufacturer’s
recommended procedures, deactivate the electrical
system in a manner that safely removes all
electrical power from the vehicle.
6. Never exceed manufacturer’s recommended
pressures.
7. Never connect or disconnect a hose or line
containing pressure; it may whip. Never remove a
component or plug unless you are certain all
system pressure has been depleted.
8. Use only genuine Bendix ® replacement parts,
components and kits. Replacement hardware,
tubing, hose, fittings, etc. must be of equivalent
size, type and strength as original equipment and
be designed specifically for such applications and
systems.
9. Components with stripped threads or damaged
parts should be replaced rather than repaired. Do
not attempt repairs requiring machining or welding
unless specifically stated and approved by the
vehicle and component manufacturer.
10. Prior to returning the vehicle to service, make
certain all components and systems are restored
to their proper operating condition.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
REMOVAL
1. Hold the vehicle on a level surface by means other than
the air brakes.
2. Remove all air pressure from all reservoirs.
3. Identify, mark and then disconnect all air lines attached
to the valves.
4. Remove the valve.
INSTALLATION
1. Inspect and clean all air lines that connect to the valve.
2. Clean the vehicle valve mounting area and mount the
valve.
3. Reconnect the air lines according to the identification
marks made during removal.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Important: Review the Bendix Warranty Policy before
performing any intrusive maintenance procedures. A warranty
may be voided if intrusive maintenance is performed during
the warranty period.
No two vehicles operate under identical conditions, as a
result, maintenance intervals may vary. Experience is a
valuable guide in determining the best maintenance interval
for air brake system components. At a minimum, the RV-3™
valve should be inspected every 6 months or 1500 operating
hours, whichever comes first, for proper operation. Should
the RV-3™ valve not meet the elements of the operational
tests noted in this document, further investigation and service
of the valve may be required.
BW1587 © 2004 Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. All rights reserved. 3/2004 Printed in U.S.A.
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