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Hale Priming Valve Repair Kit


The decision to rebuild a Hale Semi-Automatic Priming Valve should be based on its condition and performance. As a general rule, priming valves should be inspected regularly and rebuilt or replaced if there are any signs of wear or damage that could compromise their ability to function properly.

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Hale SPV (Semi-Automatic Priming Valve) Repair Kit

A Hale Semi-Automatic Priming Valve is a specialized valve used in fire pump systems to prime the pump for operation. The Hale Priming Valve Repair Kit is typically installed in the suction line of the pump and is designed to automatically fill the pump with water and remove air from the system, making it ready for use in the event of a fire.

The Semi-Automatic Priming Valve works by using the flow of water through the suction line to create a vacuum that pulls water into the pump and removes air from the system. The valve is designed to automatically open and close as needed to maintain the correct flow rate and vacuum pressure during the priming process.

The Semi-Automatic Priming Valve is an important component of a fire pump system because it helps ensure that the pump is ready for use at all times, even if there is no water in the system or if the system has been drained for maintenance or testing purposes.

Proper installation, maintenance, and testing of the Semi-Automatic Priming Valve is essential to ensure that it is functioning correctly and providing reliable operation of the fire pump system. Regular inspection and maintenance of the fire pump system can help identify issues with the priming valve and other components before they become major problems.

Here are some factors that may indicate that a Hale Semi-Automatic Priming Valve needs to be rebuilt:

  1. Age: Priming valves have a finite lifespan, and their performance may degrade over time due to wear and tear. Manufacturers may provide recommendations for the expected lifespan of their valves, and it is important to follow these recommendations.
  2. Leaks: If the valve is leaking or not closing properly, it may need to be rebuilt. Leaks can indicate that the valve is not functioning as intended, which could compromise the safety and effectiveness of the fire protection system.
  3. Malfunction: If the priming valve is not maintaining the correct flow rate or vacuum pressure, it may need to be rebuilt. Malfunctioning valves can lead to a range of problems with the fire pump system, including reduced effectiveness or failure to function when needed.
  4. Changes in System Conditions: Any changes in the fire protection system, such as increased water flow or a different type of fluid being pumped, may require adjustments or rebuilding of the Semi-Automatic Priming Valve to ensure that it is functioning properly.

It is important to consult with a qualified technician or service provider with experience working on fire pump systems to evaluate the condition of the Semi-Automatic Priming Valve and determine whether rebuilding or replacement is necessary. Regular inspection, maintenance, and testing of fire pump systems can help identify issues before they become major problems, reducing the likelihood of downtime and ensuring reliable operation in the event of a fire.

Repair Kit includes:

(1) 040-2260-00-0  40-4N200 Ring Seal

(1) 046-0121-00-0  Diaphragm, 5 3/8″ Dia.

(1) 042-0081-00-0  Valve Return Spring, Stainless

(1) 038-0151-00-0  SPV Priming Valve Valve

(1) Instruction Booklet

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Weight 1 lbs


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