The most efficient way to control air in irrigation systems is by proper use of air valves. Control of the air is very important and, depending on the circumstances, both the presence of air and its absence can cause severe problems and damage to the system.
Air Vents /Vacuum Valves are used to exhaust large quantities of air upon system start-up, as well as allowing air to re-enter the line upon system shut down or system failure. As water enters the valve, the float will rise, closing the discharge port. The valve will remain closed until system pressure drops to near zero psi. It will not open and release any accumulation of air while the system is under pressure. Air Vents offer more air release capacity than other vents of similar size. Our proven design provides reliable operation reduces water hammer incidents. Made of corrosion-resistant reinforced UV protection nylon – no metal parts to rust or corrode. Whether it's releasing large volumes of air at the pump station, releasing entrapped air in the line or breaking vacuum downstream of valves, Dutco Tennant LLC offers a variety of styles and sizes to fit almost every application.
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