Pressure reduction controllers

  • Overview
  • Documents
  • Tools and apps
  • FAQ
  • Case studies
  • Videos

Pressure reduction controllers consist of a valve and a pressure actuator. They are used in water and steam applications.

The pressure reduction is set to absolute pressure. It is installed in the flow, before the application where pressure needs to be reduced.

The pressure reducer is required in network locations where the pressure is very high and/or varies a lot.

This typically occurs close to pumping stations in the network. Reducing high pressure enables accurate and stable temperature control of the application behind the pressure reducer.

Features and benefits

Eliminates pressure variations and provide optimum operating conditions with improved temperature control quality

Made for demanding systems, resistant to corrosion, cavitation and dirt

Connected system is protected against pressure surges, fluctuations, cavitation and noise


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Data sheet AFA-VFG2 English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.1 MB .pdf
Data sheet AFD/VFG 2, VFGS 2 (21) English Multiple 02 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AFP/VFG 2 (21) English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.5 MB .pdf
Data sheet AFPA-VFG2 English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.0 MB .pdf
Data sheet AVD, AVDS (PN 25) English Multiple 24 May, 2020 1.7 MB .pdf
Brochure Improved temperature control and hydronic balance for your benefit English Multiple 03 Dec, 2014 613.2 KB .pdf
Brochure Let motorized intelligence solve your application challenges English Multiple 29 Mar, 2015 3.2 MB .pdf
Data sheet Pilot-controlled differential pressure and flow controller PCVPQ English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.2 MB .pdf
Data sheet Pilot-controlled differential pressure controller PCVP English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.0 MB .pdf
Data sheet Pilot-controlled differential pressure reducer PCVD English Multiple 10 May, 2020 1.2 MB .pdf
Data sheet Pilot-controlled flow controller PCVQ English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 958.6 KB .pdf
Brochure Save energy with efficient and safe steam distribution English Multiple 11 Jul, 2016 1.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Track down and solve any hydronic imbalance with self acting controls English Multiple 29 Mar, 2015 14.7 MB .pdf
Data sheet VFG / VFGS /VFU Valves English Multiple 14 Oct, 2018 1.2 MB .pdf

Tools and apps

Application guide


Yes you can. Open the control valve fully and set the max flow by adjusting the differential pressure. You can also calculate the appropriate differential pressure, but you need to know the exact capacity of the control valve.

We produce valves with a standard length. You can also find the measures in our datasheet or download 2D and 3D CAD drawing models from our product presentations. Please go to our product catalog where you will find links to documentation and drawings - follow the below link.

Case studies

  • In Helsinki a total of 667 addresses in a mix of large and small buildings and apartments have had the Leanheat software installed.
    Leanheat makes buildings smart

    In Europe, 30 percent of all energy consumption goes to heat or cool buildings. Danfoss has the solution to lower energy usage and improve indoor climate by adding a digital element: Leanheat software.

  • Solar heating plant reduces CO2 emissions by 15,700 tonnes annually
    Solar heating plant reduces CO2 emissions by 15,700 tonnes annually

    The world’s largest solar heating plant in Silkeborg, Denmark harnesses energy to heat the homes and workplaces of 40,000 citizens. It supplies 18-20% of the annual heat consumption in the city of Silkeborg, Denmark, which has an ambitious target of CO2 neutrality in heat production by the year 2030.

  • District energy as the heating and cooling solution in Teknopark Istanbul, Turkey

    Building: Office
    Application: Production of heating, cooling and domestic hot water
    Challenge: Design and construct customized district energy solutions for all buildings on the park
    Solution: Danfoss  designed and constructed 3 pre-assembled DSE substations containing control valves for the heating, cooling and domestic hot water, heat meters, self-acting controllers and electronic controllers connected to a central Building Management System. 

  • First ever district heating system with substations in Turkey

    600 residents in the town of Soma in Western Turkey now enjoy the comforts of a reliable and cheap heat supply from the town’s brand new district heating system. 

    In the coming years, more than 8,000 households will be joining the system that exploits the excess heat from the municipal power plant – a great improvement from the charcoal boilers of the past, and much less expensive.

  • District heating network in HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany

    The district heating supply in the new Hamburg city quarter "HafenCity" is a cost-effective and sustainable solution amongst other supplied by Danfoss.

  • Buildings connected to district heating, Tuzla, Bosnia

    So far, 70% of all buildings in the city have been connected to the district heating system and the network is gradually being optimized. In the near future, two hospitals, one of them a big regional center, will be connected as well.