Air valve is a valve mounted in “TEE” configuration on a pipeline to discharge or admit air into or out of the pipeline.
Why should the air in the pipeline be controlled ? The existence of trapped air in a pipeline under pressure can cause negative effects on the operation and efficiency of the system. Air pockets accumulating at high points, of changing slope sign, reduce the effective cross-section of the pipeline in the accumulating location, which in turn, causes a decrease in the flow rate, and the energy needed to pressurize the waterful is increased as a result. The overall system efficiency is then reduced. Air pockets beyond some critical quantity in the system may even restrict the whole pipeline from flowing –“locking” – the pipeline.
Axis produces Air Valves ranging from 25mm to 300mm diameter. Air Valves with operating temperature between -10 °C … +80 °C can be specially produced for requested needs. There are variable options upon request such as Body and Cover as GSC25, AISI304, AISI316 and floaters as AISI304.
|DN25 – DN300
|PN10 – 16 – 25
|TS ISO 7005-2 / TS EN 1092-2
|-10 °C … +80 °C
|Electrostatic Epoxy Blue