BERMAD C30 is a high quality combination air valve for a variety of water networks and operating conditions. It evacuates air during pipeline filling, allows efficient release of air pockets from pressurized pipes, and enables large volume air intake in the event of network draining. With its advanced aerodynamic design, this double orifice valve provides excellent protection against air accumulation and prevents vacuum formation, with improved sealing in low pressure conditions.
During the filling process of a pipeline, high air flow is forced out through the kinetic orifice of the air valve. Once water enters the valve’s chamber, the float buoyed upward causes the kinetic orifice to close. The unique aerodynamic structure of the valve body and float ensures that the float cannot be closed before water reaches the valve.
During pressurized operation of the pipeline, air accumulates in the upper part of the air valve chamber, causing the float to gravitate downwards. This in turn causes the automatic orifice to open, releasing the accumulated air. Once the air is discharged, the water level and float rise, causing the automatic orifice to close.
When a pipeline is drained, a negative differential pressure is created causing atmospheric air to push the float down. The kinetic orifice stays open and air enters the valve chamber, preventing vacuum formation in the pipe.
The anti-slam device is fitted to the air valve outlet. In the event of pressure surge, it partially closes the valve’s outlet. The approaching water column becelerates due to the resistance of the rising air pressure in the valve.
The inflow prevention is a Normally Closed check device fitted on the valve’s outlet and preventing flow of atmospheric air into the valve.
(Pipeline Filling, Draining and Vacuum Conditions)