AV ARVCAV

When choosing the correct air valve for an application the first thing the specifier needs to think about is what am I looking for the air valve to do?

The goal is to protect the pipeline and make it as  efficient as possible

  1. Release Large amounts of air? (Air / Vacuum Valve)
  2. Small Amounts of air? (Air Release Valve)
  3. Both? (Combination Valve)

Things required to know size air valves:

  1. Pipe Size, Type and Wall Thickness
  2. Pipeline flow ie GPM, MGD or CFS
  3. Operating pressure
  4. Application ie. pump discharge, distribution system (slope of the installed pipe), etc (profile drawing are very helpful)
  5. Is the media “Clean” or “Dirty”

See below sample pipeline profile

 

APCO AIR VALVE APPLICATION