Blacoh Fluid Control, Riverside, Calif., released the Hybrid Valve, what is said to be the world’s first combination pulsation dampener and back pressure valve.

The new patent-pending Hybrid Valve combines the steady flow control of a pulsation dampener and the regulation of a back pressure valve to deliver the performance and functionality of both in a single piece of equipment.

When put in series with a pulsation dampener, the flow improves significantly, but as a single unit, the Hybrid Valve takes up less space and has fewer leak points for improved functionality and lower maintenance costs.