Cla-Val”s 98 Series advanced pressure management valve (PMV) is designed and manufactured to meet the needs of utilities and communities struggling to deal with water shortages. The product automatically adjusts pipeline pressure based on system demand to conserve water, reduce the incidence of pipe breaks, and minimize background leakage, without any external devices, such as orifice plates, meters, or SCADA communication. The valve does this by lowering normal operating pressure during off-peak periods rather than maintaining the maximum constant downstream pressure, which can leave the system pipeline over-pressurized and vulnerable to pipe breaks and higher background leakage. In the event there is a sudden increase in demand, such as for fire flow, the valve automatically adjusts pressure to the system’s maximum set point and then lowers it when demand decreases. Additional benefits include preventing service interruptions caused by pipe breaks to help optimize system efficiency; and reducing pumping requirements to save energy and lower operational costs. Further cost savings can be realized by retrofitting existing, installed Cla-Val pressure reducing control valves with Advanced Pressure Management Pilot System retrofit kits.