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New RCVCalc Valve Sizing Software from Badger Meter


June 16, 2015

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Jay Schoenwaelder


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Badger Meter, Inc. is thrilled to introduce its new sizing software for Research Control® Valves (RCV). This software will adapt to the unique process requirements of a plant and guides specifiers through selecting the right control valve for any project. With more than 2000 different media available and the ability to create customized media, plus automatic phase identification, RCVcalc provides accurate and meaningful valve sizing information to better reflect the system parameters of individual applications. 

RCVcalc enables users to graphically visualize their operation set points and review various trims and characteristics, which are dynamically filtered based on their selections. The software provides real-time scenarios to review trims and control points while considering the rangeability of each innervalve. For low flow calculations, RCVcalc features advanced formulas to serve transitional and laminar flow situations. Leveraging the REFPROP package from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), RCVcalc provides direct access to predetermined thermodynamic equations of various fluid states providing higher accuracy for high pressure and/or low temperature applications. 

Nobody knows your process better than you! RCVcalc is a robust software tool that adapts to the process requirements of your application and guides you through sizing the right control valve for virtually any application. Rely on RCVcalc to help you select the ideal valve for your next project — efficiently, accurately and confidently.

RCVcalc is available for download at no cost on the company website.

For more information about the RCVcalc valve sizing software, please visit or call 1-877-243-1010.

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. The Company’s products measure water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, and are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit