thermostatic bypass valve

thermostatic bypass valve

thermostatic bypass valve
A valve that is integral to an oil cooler system. It maintains the proper oil temperature by varying the proportion of the total oil flow passing through the oil cooler. The valve has a spring-loaded thermostatic element, two inlet ports, and one outlet port. The valve is spring loaded because the pressure drop through the oil cooler could become too great because of denting or clogging of the cooler tubing. In such a case, the valve will open, bypassing the oil cooler.