Shuttle Valve

A checking type valve that shifts between two or more inlets allowing the movement of control fluid to and from multiple sources.

Source: API STD 53, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, November 2012. Global Standards


Shuttle Valve

A valve with two or more supply ports and only one outlet port. Note: When fluid is flowing through one of the supply ports the internal shuttle seals off the other inlet port(s) and allows flow to the outlet port only.

Source: API SPEC 16D, Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment, Upstream Segment, Second Edition, July 2004. Global Standards

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