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The cause and the elimination method for the chattering phenomena were investigated in a check valve attached to the exit of an auxiliary cooling water pump in a Korean nuclear powerplant. From the site experiment and the numerical calculation, the incident angle of the disk was so small that it was not able to produce the sufficient lifting force to overcome the gravitational component of the disk weight. Moreover, it turned out that the installation position was not symmetric for the secondary vortical flow generated inside the elbow, so that the flow structure had strongly unstable flow characteristics. From this study, the tapping noise and the chattering phenomena were eliminated exactly by changing the incidence angle of the valve disk and the installation position of the valve body.