Air Valves – Air Relief Valves

Air Valves perform two important functions in a piping system. They maintain system design efficiency and provide system protection. System efficiency is maintained by venting air via the air valves from the system that can restrict flow and increase pumping costs. Protection is provided by exhausting and admitting air through the air valves during system operations including start-up, shutdown, and critical conditions such as power failures or line breaks.

The exhausting and admitting of air during these conditions will reduce the potential for destructive surges and water hammer normally associated with uncontrolled air or a vacuum condition within the piping system.

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Air Release Valves, sometimes referred to as “small orifice valves,” are often fitted at the

Air Release Wastewater

Air Release Valves, sometimes referred to as “small orifice valves,” are often fitted at the highest point on

AirVacuum Clean Water

Air/Vacuum Valves, often referred to as “large orifice valves”, are used to allow large volumes of air to be exhausted from

AirVacuum Wastewater

Air/Vacuum Valves, often referred to as “large orifice valves”, are used to allow large volumes of air to be exhausted from

Combination Clean Water

Combination Air Valves perform the functions of an Air/Vacuum Valve (exhaust large quantities of air on start-up

Combination Wastewater

Combination Air Valves perform the functions of an Air/Vacuum Valve (exhaust large quantities of air on start-up

Vacuum Breaker

For critical applications where vacuum protection is a must or where column separation is predicated, a vacuum breaker

Vacuum Priming

The purpose of a Vacuum Priming Valve is to automatically allow air to be drawn out of the pumping system until the pump fills

Well Service

Well Service Air Valves are a member of the Air/Vacuum family and are used with vertical pumps. Well Service