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AIR VALVES & CHECK

VALVES CATALOGUE

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Control and Effect of Air in Irrigation Systems

Calculating the Number of Valves Required for Installation at Different Points in a System

Critical velocity required for transporting air bubbles

DG-10 PN 10

SG-10 PN 10

AV-010 PN 10

10

D-040 PN 16

12

D-040 C

16

S-050 PN 16

17

NR-010 PN 10

19

NR-020 PN 16

21

Installation Guide

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Control and Effect of Air


in Irrigation Systems
Air in an irrigation system must be controlled because the presence of air bubbles and air pockets, or their absence (vacuum), can cause problems
and damage to the system.
Problems and Damages Caused by the Presence of Air Pockets and Air Bubbles in Water Pipelines
1. Uneven flow through the pipe sometimes even stopping water flow altogether.
2. High losses of water head and consequently, energy losses.
3. Water hammer (not surge) effects cause damage to the pipes, accessories and connectors.
4. False water meters readings and automatic regulators (and consequent payment for water not supplied, virtual use of water above licensed
pumping limits, under utilization of available water supplies, inadequate supply of water to crops because plants receive less water than the
volume measured by the hydrometer or water meter).
5. Inadequate supply of water to agricultural crops caused by inhibition of flows and accumulated pressure losses at system ends.
6. Extensive damage to impeller systems in water meters, hydrometers, sprinklers and sprayers.
7. Corrosion damage problems
8. Physical risk - when large volumes of air are released at high velocity, flying parts can cause bodily harm to operators.
The problems exacerbated by the presence of a vacuum:
1. Mud and dirt are sucked into the system through drippers.
2. Seals, drippers and other accessories are sucked into the main distribution lines.
3. Uncontrolled entry of chemicals and fertilizers injected into agricultural and landscape irrigation systems.
4. Vacuum induced collapse of pipes and accessories (sub-atmospheric pressures).
5. Increased risk of Surge and Slam conditions during the release of air pockets.
6. Cavitation damage problems.
Control of air in irrigation systems using Netafim air valves
There are three main types of air valve installed in irrigation systems: Kinetic, Automatic release and combination (double) valves.
Kinetic air valves release large quantities of air from non-pressurized pipes and are used mainly when filling a line. Kinetic valves also make it possible
to admit large quantities of air when lines are drained and at water column seperation. Kinetic valves are also known as: Air / vacuum valves; large
orifice air valves, vacuum breakers, low-pressure air valves and air-relief valves.
Automatic air valves continuously release relatively small quantities of air from a pressurized line. The automatic air valve is also known as an: Air
release valve; small orifice air valve and as a pressure air valve.
Combined air valves fulfill the tasks required of both types of valve kinetic and automatic. In other words they release large volumes of air when
filling and admits air while emptying a system and continuously release small volumes air when the line is pressurized.
Combination air valves are also known as double orifice air valves.
The Advanced Air Valves Range from Netafim flow Control Accessories
Technologically, the range is based on A.R.I.s patented rolling seal mechanism, which replaces the old system, which uses the valve float to seal air
valve orifices. The rolling seal mechanism and the aerodynamically designed float in the plastic air valves manufactured by A.R.I provide much higher
efficiency (much larger orifices) and have greater resilience to withstand dynamic valve closure.
The new sealing mechanism enabled the development of small, lightweight air valves with a high cost / benefit ratio. The width of the SG-10
automatic air valve from A.R.I. is a mere 87 millimeters; it stands no more than 140 mm high and weighs just 330 grams. Despite its tiny dimensions,
the area of air orifice in this valve reaches 12 mm, which permits the release of 152 cubic meters of air per hour and it can withstand pressures of
up to 10 bar.
The valves integral self-cleaning mechanism prevents blockages, leaks and particles from sticking to the sealing faces.
The DG-10 model valve is just 180 mm wide, (including the protruding drainage funnel) 209 mm tall and weighs only 1.1 kg. With 12mm of automatic
orifice area and 804 mm of kinetic orifice area, admission and release of air is very efficient even more efficient than much larger and much heavier
air valves, which are overwhelmed and slam closed at lower differential pressures.
The R&D team at A.R.I has also developed the AV-010 Guardian kinetic air valve made of composite materials and available in , 1, 2 and 3
sizes to provide solutions for agricultural and landscaping irrigation systems. This product is lightweight, compact and very competitively priced.
Most irrigation systems on individual farms have relatively uncomplicated conditions and decisions can be based on the following table:

Calculating the Number of


Valves Required for Installation
at Different Points in a System
MODEL

SUITABILITY

W.
PRESSURE

DIAMETER

AIR
VOLUME
M3/H

DT-040

Landscaping

10 Bar

1/2, 3/4

24

10 Bar

1/2, 3/4, 1

47

10 Bar

280

10 Bar

3/4, 1

160

10 Bar

350

10 Bar

900

DG-10
DG-10
AV-010
AV-010
AV-010

Agriculture
+ Landscaping
Agriculture
+ Landscaping
Agriculture
+ Landscaping
Agriculture
+ Landscaping
Agriculture

To calculate the number of DG-10 (Barak) air valves required in an


irrigation system, two criteria must be considered:
The need to protect against vacuum damage (achieved by admitting air
into the system)
The need to release air from the system when it is filled with water
Air release requirements are usually lower than the air admission
requirements for a line, because the rates at which lines can be filled
are generally lower. Diagram Number 2 can be used to establish air
release requirements during line filling. In Diagram Number 1, it can be
seen that one DG-10 valve is enough for pipes with a diameter of up to
8 (and sometimes up to 10). This diagram is based on the release of
air with a differential pressure of 0.6 bar.

The number of 2 DG-10 air valves required during the filling of a line
according to line filling rate (with a pressure differential of 0.4 Bar) and
pipe diameter.

Vacuum protection demands are usually higher, and this is particularly


true when the line has acute angles of ascent and descent and / or
when the pipe has a large diameter. Diagram Number 2 is based on the
Hazen Williams friction loss equation; a Hazen Williams coefficient
of 110 and a negative pressure differential of 0.4 bar.
The number of 2 DG-10 air valves required to protect against vacuum
damage during line drainage according to pipe diameter and slops of up
to 50% (with a negative pressure differential of 0.4 bar)

The number of 2 DG-10 air valves required to protect against vacuum


damage during line drainage according to pipe diameter and slops of up
to 15% (with a negative pressure differential of 0.4 Bar)

Critical velocity required for


transporting air bubbles
When the rate of water flow drops below the critical speed for air movement, air valves should be located at the critical points. Installation of
air valves is particularly important along long horizontal sections of line, because flow rates are too low to carry air pockets and bubbles to the
downstream air valves. Installation of air valves is also important on long descending sections of pipe, in which the flow of water must overcome
the opposing flow of air (flowing naturally to the high spots). See: Graphs describing critical speeds.

CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF EMEK VACUUM PROTECTION AIR VALVES TO BE INSTALLED IN BURIED DRIPPER SYSTEM
A vacuum breaker used to prevent vacuum conditions as low as a negative pressure of 1 m must be installed in every buried dripper system to
prevent suction of dirt into the drippers and subsequent blockages.
A vacuum breaking air valve must also be used to prevent the formation of a vacuum in dripper system laterals and thereby prevent their collapse.
If the dripper-irrigated field is relatively flat and has no significant topographical changes, planning of air valve location will be based on the systems
working pressures and flow.
If the dripper-irrigated field contains substantial topographic changes, calculation of the vacuum breaker numbers and locations will be based on the
maximum drainage flow or on the flow of fluids during a burst the size of the pipe diameter, or the larger of the two.

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO EVALUATE THE SIZE OF VALVES REQUIRED FOR VACUUM PREVENTION IN A DRIPPER SYSTEM WITH A NEGATIVE PRESSURE OF 0.1 BAR.

DG-10 PN 10

Combination Air Valve (PATENTED)


Description
The DG-10 Combination Air Valve has the features of both an Air-release valve and an Air/vacuum valve.
The Air-release component of the DG-10 was designed to automatically release to the atmosphere small pockets of air as they accumulate at local
high points along a pipeline when the pipeline or piping system is full and operating under pressure.
The Air/vacuum component was designed to automatically discharge or admit large volumes of air during the filling or draining of a pipeline or piping
system. This valve will open to relieve negative pressures whenever water column separation occurs.

Applications

Downstreem (after) and upstreem (before) shut-off valve


On long water supply lines
At peaks alon the line
At the end of lines
Before water meter
On strainers and filters

Valve Selection
The air valve is available:

With 1/2 , 3/4", 1", 2" male NPT , BSPT connections, as requested.
With a ball valve tap BSPT/NPT male connection upon request.
Vacuum check - The valve is available as a valve that will only release air from the system and will not admit air to the system when under
pressure condition occur.
This feature is accomplished by the addition of a check valve inserted in the air outlet.

Main Features
Working pressure range: 0.2-10 bar (3-150 psi.)
Testing pressure: 16 bar (250 psi.)

Working Temperature: 60 C
Maximum instantaneous working temperature: 90 C
Light, simple and reliable structure.
Prevents premature closing: The valve discharges air at high velocity.
The orifice of the automatic continuous acting valve is larger than in any other air release valve of it's kind, therefore it discharges air at
higher flow rates.
The size of the automatic orifice makes its obstruction by debris most unlikely.
The valve design - rolling seal mechanism: is less sensitive to pressure differentials than a direct float seal. It accomplishes this by having
a comparably large orifice for a wide pressure range (up to 10 bar).
The body is made of high strength plastic, and all operating parts are made of specially selected corrosion resistant materials.
The float is made for low sealing pressure.
Due to its light weight, the valve may be installed on plastic piping systems, as well as other lightweight piping.
A threaded drainage outlet enables removal of excess fluids (1 1/2" in the 2", 3/8" in the 3/4", 1")

Operation
The air & vacuum component, with the large orifice, discharges air at high flow rates during the filling of the system and admits air into the system
at high flow rates during its drainage and at water column seperation.
High velocity air, should not blow the float shut. Water will life the float and cause sealing of the valve.
At any time during system operation, should internal pressure of the system fall below atmospheric pressure, air will re-enter the systems, preventing
down-surge and cavitation. The smooth release of air prevents pressure surges and other destructive phenomena.
Admitting air in response to negative pressure protects the system from destructive vacuum conditions, prevents damage caused by water column
separation. Air re-entry is essential to efficiently drain the system.
The automatic small orifice air release component releases entrapped air in the pressurized systems.
Pockets of accumulated air may cause the following destructive phenomena:

Impediment of effective flow and hydraulic conductivity of the system along with a throttling effect as would a partially closed valve. In
extreme cases this will cause complete flow stoppage.
Accelerate cavitation damages.
High pressure surges.
Accelerate corrosion of metal parts.
Danger of high-energy burst of compressed air.
Inaccuracies in flow metering.

As the system starts to fill, the valve functions according to the following stages:
1. Entrapped air is released by the valve
2. Liquid enters the valve, lifting the float which draws the "seal plug" to its sealing position.
3. Entrapped air, which accumulates at peaks along the system (where combination air valves should be installed), rises to the top of the valve,
which in turn displaces the liquid in the valve's body.
4. The float descends, peeling the "rolling seal", the smaller orifice opens and the accumulated air is released.
5. Liquid penetrates into the valve and the float rises unrolling the rolling seal to its sealing position.
When internal pressure falls below atmospheric pressure (negative pressure):
1. Both orifices will be immediately unplugged and the float drops away.
2. Air is admitted to the system.

Dimensions and Weights


MODEL

DIM. MM

parts list and specification


WEIGHT
KG.

NO.

PART

MATERIAL 3/4

ORIFICE AREA
MM2

1.

Body

Reinforced Nylon
Polypropylene

AUTO.

KIN.

2.

Drainage Elbow

1, 3/4, 1/2

100

143

3/8 BSP

0.33

7.8

100

3.

Seal Plug Assembly

180

209

11/2 BSP

1.1

12

804

3a.

Screws

Stainless Steel

3b.

Plug Cover

Reinforced Nylon

3c.

Rolling Seal

E.P.D.M.

3d.

Plug

Reinforced Nylon

4.

Clamping Stem

Reinforced Nylon

5.

Float

Foamed Polypropylene (Blue)

6.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

7.

Base

Reinforced Nylon

Optional

Ball valve

Brass ASTM B124

Automatic Air discharge


1/2

Air and Vacuume flow rate


1/2

SG-10 PN 10

Automatic Air Release Valve segev pate.pend


Description
Lightweight, small dimensions, simple and reliable structure. The body is made of high strength plastic, and all operating parts are made of specially
selected corrosion resistant materials.
A.R.I patent, Rolling Seal Mechanism:

Dramatically reduces the possibility of obstruction by debris.


Discharges high air flow rates upto 160 m 3/h.
One size orifice for a wide pressure range (up to 10 bar).
Self cleaning mechanism.

Working pressure range: 0.2-10 bar (3-150 psi).


Available in 1/2" (15mm), 3/4" (20mm), 1" (25mm) BSPT/NPT threaded.

Option
SG-10-VAC: vacuum check. Available as a valve that will only release air from the system and will not admit air to the system in vacuum condition.

Ordering
Upon ordering, please specify: model, size, working pressure, threads standard and type of liquid.

Dimensions and Weights


Nominal
Size

Dimensions mm
A

Air And Vacuum Flow Rate


Weight
Kg.

Orifice Area
mm2
Auto

Kin.

0.3

82

1/2" (15mm)

100

140

3/8
BSP

3/4" (20mm)

100

140

3/8
BSP

0.3

82

1" (25mm)

100

140

3/8
BSP

0.3

82

Parts list and specification


No.

Part

Material

1.

Body

Reinforced Nylon

2.

Drainage Elbow

Polypropylene

3.

Rolling Seal

Rubber E.P.D.M.

4.

Claping Stem

Reinforced Nylon

5.

Float

Foamed Polypropylene

6.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

7.

Base

Reinforced Nylon

8.

Strainer

Nylon

Optional:

Ball Valve

Brass ASTM B124

AV-010 PN 10

Air and vacuum valve


Features

Admits air into the pipelines at high flow rates during its drainage.
Dynamic design allows high velocity air discharge, up to 0.7 bar differential pressure; Preventing premature closing.
Specially suitable for agricultural and landscape irrigation laterals.
Drip-tight sealing at low pressure.
All parts are UV-protected.
Lightweight, small dimensions, simple and reliable structure.
The body is made of high strength plastic, and all operating parts are made of specially selected corrosion resistant materials.
Working pressure range: 0.2-10 bar (3-150 psi).
Available in 3/4 (20mm), 1 (25mm) male threaded, 2 (50mm), 3 (80mm) female threaded NPT/BSPT.

Ordering
Upon ordering, please specify: model, NPT/BSPT.

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Dimensions and Weights


Dim. mm

Air And Vacuum Flow Rate

Nominal
Size

Weight
Kg.

Orifice Area
mm2

3/4 (20mm)

60

124

0.1

314

1 (25mm)

60

124

0.1

314

2 (50mm)

73

122

0.2

800

3 (80mm)

104

165

0.6

2000

Parts list and specification


No.

Part

Material 3/4

Material 2

Material 3

1.

Body

Polypropylene

Reinforced Nylon

Reinforced Nylon

2.

Cover

Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Reinforced Nylon

3.

Disc

Reinforced Nylon

Reinforced Nylon

4.

Seal

BUNA-N

E.P.D.M.

E.P.D.M.

5.

Float

Polypropylene

Reinforced Nylon

Polypropylene

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D-040 PN 16

Combination Air Valve (PATENTED)


Description
The D-040 Combination Air Valve has the features of both an Air-release valve and an Air/vacuum valve.
The Air-release component of the D-040 was designed to automatically release to the atmosphere small pockets of air as they accumulate at local
high points along a pipeline when the pipeline or piping system is full and operating under pressure.
The Air/vacuum component was designed to automatically discharge or admit large volumes of air during the filling or draining of a pipeline or piping
system. This valve will open to relieve negative pressures whenever water column separation occurs.

Applications

Pump stations: after the pump and after the check valve
Downstreem (after) and upstreem (before) shut-off valve
After deep-well pump
On long water supply lines
At peaks alon the line
At the end of lines
Before water meter
On strainers and filters

Valve Selection
The air valve is available:

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With 1/2, 3/4", 1", 2" male NPT , BSPT connections, as requested.
With a ball valve tap BSPT/NPT male connection upon request.
Vacuum check - The valve is available as a valve that will only release air from the system and will not admit air to the system when under
pressure condition occur.
This feature is accomplished by the addition of a check valve inserted in the air outlet.

Operation
The air & vacuum component, with the large orifice, discharges air at high flow rates during the filling of the system and admits air into the system
at high flow rates during its drainage and at water column seperation.
High velocity air, should not blow the float shut. Water will life the float and cause sealing of the valve.
At any time during system operation, should internal pressure of the system fall below atmospheric pressure, air will re-enter the systems, preventing
down-surge and cavitation.
The smooth release of air prevents pressure surges and other destructive phenomena.
Admitting air in response to negative pressure protects the system from destructive vacuum conditions, prevents damage caused by water column
separation. Air re-entry is essential to efficiently drain the system.
The automatic small orifice air release component releases entrapped air in the pressurized systems.
Pockets of accumulated air may cause the following destructive phenomena:

Impediment of effective flow and hydraulic conductivity of the system along with a throttling effect as would a partially closed valve. In
extreme cases this will cause complete flow stoppage.
Accelerate cavitation damages.
High pressure surges.
Accelerate corrosion of metal parts.
Danger of high-energy burst of compressed air.
Inaccuracies in flow metering.

As the system starts to fill, the valve functions according to the following stages:
1. Entrapped air is released by the valve
2. Liquid enters the valve, lifting the float which draws the "seal plug" to its sealing position.
3. Entrapped air, which accumulates at peaks along the system (where combination air valves should be installed), rises to the top of the valve,
which in turn displaces the liquid in the valve's body.
4. The float descends, peeling the "rolling seal", the smaller orifice opens and the accumulated air is released.
5. Liquid penetrates into the valve and the float rises unrolling the rolling seal to its sealing position.
When internal pressure falls below atmospheric pressure (negative pressure):
1. Both orifices will be immediately unplugged and the float drops away.
2. Air is admitted to the system.

Main Features
Working pressure range: 0.2-16 bar (3-230 psi.) Testing pressure: 25 bar (360 psi.)

Working Temperature: 60 C
Maximum instantaneous working temperature: 90 C
Light, simple and reliable structure.
Prevents premature closing:
The valve discharges air at high velocity, exceeding 11 psi differential pressure.
The orifice of the automatic continuous acting valve is larger than in any other air release valve of it's kind, therefore it discharges air at
higher flow rates.
The size of the automatic orifice makes its obstruction by debris most unlikely.
The valve design - rolling seal mechanism: is less sensitive to pressure differentials than a direct float seal. It accomplishes this by having
a comparably large orifice for a wide pressure range (up to 16 bar).
The body is made of high strength plastic, and all operating parts are made of specially selected corrosion resistant materials.
Due to its light weight, the valve may be installed on plastic piping systems, as well as other lightweight piping.
A threaded drainage outlet enables removal of excess fluids (1 1/2" in the 2", 3/8" in the 3/4", 1")

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Project (tender) Specification


Type Combination air valve
Operation
-Kinetic component
The valve must discharge air at high velocity during filling of the system and admit air during its drainage. The valve should be designed to prevent
premature closing and discharge air.
-Automatic component
The valve will release accumulated air from the system while it is under pressure and operating.
Large dimension automatic orifice of at least 804 mm ,attached to the air & vacuum orifice making it less prone to obstruction by debris.
The same orifice for a wide pressure range (up to 16 bar).
Pressure - 0.2-16 bar (3-230 psi.)
Testing pressure: 25 bar (360 psi.)
Ends 3/4", 1", 2" male threads NPT, BSP.
Body material Reinforced nylon.
Drainage outlets For easy removal of excess fluids.

Accessories
BALL VALVE
Shut-off valve
Made of brass ATSM B-124
Suitable for: D-040 1" 2", D-040-C 1" 2"
FLANGES
Made of reinforced nylon / cast nylon
Suitable for: D-040 1" 2", D-040-C 1" 2"
Diameter 40/50/60 Internal threads: 3/4" 1" 2"
Diameter 40/50/65 Internal threads: 3/4" 1" 2"
Diameter 80 Internal threads: 2" 3"
FREEZE JACKET
Made of polyurethan
MODEL ONE WAY
The D-040 air valve is available:
D040-V -With a vacuum guarding, out-only attachment, which only
allows air discharge, not allowing air intake (all models).
D-040-I -With a vacuum breaking, In-only attachment, which only allows
air intake, not allowing air discharge (D-040 2" only).
D-040-NS -With a non-slam, discharge-throttling attachment, which
allows free air intake, but throttles air discharge (D-040 2" only).

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Dimensions and Weights

Air And Vacuum Flow Rate

Dim. mm

Model

Weight
Gr.

Orifice Area
(mm2)

Auto.

D-040 P

100

143

3/8 BSP

0.33

7.8

100

D-040 B

100

143

3/8 BSP

0.70

7.8

100

D-040 ST.

100

143

3/8 BSP

0.65

7.8

100

D-040 ST.ST.

100

143

3/8 BSP

1.40

7.8

100

D-040-P

180

209

1 BSP

1.1

12

804

D-040-B

180

209

1 BSP

2.2

12

804

D-040-ST.

180

209

1 BSP

2.1

12

804

D-040 ST.ST.

180

209

1 BSP

3.1

12

804

1/2,

Kin.

1, 3/4, 1/2

Automatic Air Discharge


1/2

Parts list and specification


Material

No.

Part

1.

Body

Reinforced Nylon

St.St. SAE 316

2.

Drainage Elbow

Polypropylene

Polypropylene

3.

Seal Plug Assembly

3a.

Screws

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

3b.

Plug Cover

Reinforced Nylon

Polypropylene

3c.

Rolling Seal

E.P.D.M.

Viton

3d.

Plug

Reinforced Nylon

Polypropylene

4.

Clamping Stem

Reinforced Nylon

Polypropylene

5.

Float

Foamed Polypropylene

6.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

Viton

7.

Base

Reinforced Nylon

St.St. SAE 316

D-040 P / B / ST

D-040 ST ST

/ Brass ASTM B124


/ St.St. SAE 316
Optional

Ball valve

Brass ASTM B124

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D-040 C

Combination Air Valve (PATENTED)


Dimensions and Weights

Air And Vacuum Flow Rate

Dim. mm

Model

Weight
Gr.

Orifice Area
(mm2)

Auto.

Kin.

119

150

3/8 BSP

1.7

82

D-040-C

203

231

1 BSP

5.4

12

804

D-040-C F

250

233

1 BSP

7.3

12

804

1, 3/4
D-040-C
2

Automatic Air Discharge

Parts list and specification


No.

Material

Part

D-040 P / B / ST

D-040 ST ST

Body

Reinforced Nylon

Cast Iron ASTM


A48 CL.35B

2.

Sleeve

Polypropylene

Reinforced Nylon

3.

Seal Plug Assembly

1.

3a.

Screws

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

3b.

Plug Cover

Reinforced Nylon

Reinforced Nylon

3c.

Rolling Seal

E.P.D.M.

E.P.D.M.
Reinforced Nylon

3d.

Plug

Reinforced Nylon

4.

Drainage Elbow

Reinforced Nylon

Polypropylene

5.

Clamping Stem

Foamed Polypropylene

Reinforced Nylon

6.

Float

BUNA-N

Foamed
Polypropylene

7.

O - Ring

Reinforced Nylon

Buna-N

8.

Base

/ Brass ASTM B124

Brass

/ St.St. SAE 316

Cast Iron ASTM


A48 CL.35B
Steel Zinc Cobalt
Coated

3/4 1
2

9.

Bolt & Nut (x4)

Brass ASTM B124

Optional

Ball valve

Brass ASTM B124

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S-050 PN 16

Automatic Air Release Valve segev pate.pend


Description
The Automatic Continuous Acting Air Release valve ("High pressure") discharges accumulated air from the system while it is under pressure. This
revolutionary valve is the result of development based on many years of experience.
The Automatic Continuous Acting Air Release valve is the first of its kind in the world. In spite of its compact and light weight structure, it has a
12mm orifice that enables it to discharge air at high flow rates and is not exposed to obstruction by debris.

Valve Selection
Available in male threaded sizes: 1/2", 3/4", 1" - BSP / NPT

Vacuum check valve - The valve is available as a valve that will only release air from the system and will not admit air to the system when
negative pressure conditions occur. This characteristic is obtained by adding a check valve to the air outlet.

Operation
The Automatic Continuous Acting Air Release valve, releases entrapped air from pressurized systems.
Pockets of accumulated air may cause the following destructive phenomena:

Impediment of effective flow and hydraulic conductivity of the system along with a throttling effect as would a partially closed valve. In
extreme cases this will cause complete flow stoppage.
Accelerate cavitation damages.
High pressure surges.
Accelerate corrosion of metal parts.
Danger of a high-energy burst of compressed air.
Inaccuracies in flow metering.

The valve functions while the system is under pressure, according to the following stages:
1. Liquid fills the system and enters the valve.
2. The float rises and rolls the rubber sealing band to its sealing position.
3. Entrapped air, which accumulates at peaks along the system, rises to the top of the valve, which in turn displaces the liquid in the valve's body.
4. The float descends, peeling the rolling seal the orifice opens, and the accumulated air is released.
5. Liquid reenters the valve and the float rises, rolling the rubber sealing band to its sealing position.
Note: Automatic Continuous Acting Air Release valves are designed to release air as it accumulates at peaks of pressurized systems. They are not
normally recommended for vacuum protection to valve large volumes of air, because of the inherently small orifices. For this purpose kinetic air
valves have much larger orifices.
However Automatic Continuous Acting valves will permit air to re-enter under vacuum conditions. If this is not desirable specify Vacuum check valves.

Main Features

Working pressure range: 0.2-16 bar. Testing pressure: 25 bar


Maximum working temperature 90 C.
The larger than usual orifice enables it to discharge air at higher flow rates than other Automatic Continuous Acting Air Release valves
of its kind.
The enlarged orifice is not exposed to obstruction by debris.
The valve's design Rolling Seal Mechanism, is less sensitive to pressure differentials than a direct float seal. It accomplishes a comparably
large, orifice for a wide pressure range (up to 16 bar).
Light weight, simple and reliable structure.
The body is made of high strength plastic, and all operating parts are made of specially selected corrosion resistant materials.
A drainage outlet enables removal of excess fluids.
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Dimensions and Weights

Air And Vacuum Flow Rate

Dimensions mm
Model
A

S-050 P

87

S-050 B
S-050-C
S-052

Weight

Orifice
Are

Kg.

mm2

internal

externa

140

1/8

18

0.3

12

87

140

1/8

18

0.65

12

85

148

1/8

15

1.65

12

85

148

1/8

15

1.65

Parts list and specification


No.

Part

1.

Cover

2.

Body

3.

Drainage Outlet

Material
16 bar

Cast Steel ASTM A-48 CL35B

25 bar

Sphero Nodular ASTM A-53660-40-18


Reinforts Nylon

S-050

Polypropylene

S-050-C/S-052

Brass ASTM B-124

4.

Rolling Seal

E.P.D.M.

5.

Clamping Stem

Reinforts Nylon

6.

Float

Foamed Polypropylene

7.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

8.

Base

9.

Strainer

18

S-050

Reinforts Nylon / Brass ASTM


B-124

S-050-C/S-052

Brass ASTM B-124


Nylon

NR-010 PN 10
Check Valve
Applications

Green houses water supply


Irrigation systems
Corrosive and aggressive fluids
Swimming pools and water tanks
Water supply systems

Main Features

Working pressure: 10 bar


Working Temperature up to 60 C.
Unobstructed flow structure
Low head loss
Dry Reed micro switch available

Advantages and Benefits

Compact structure
Maintenance free
Includes flange rubber seals
Improved sealing system
Non-corrosive materials
Cost effective product

NR-010 LS

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Dimensions and Weights

Head Loss

Dim. mm

Nominal
Size

Weight
Gr.

NR -010 3

75

172

132

571

NR -010 LS 3

75

219

132

580

NR-010 4

85

191

151

732

NR-010 LS 4

85

238

151

740

Parts list and specification


No.

Part

Material

1.

Body

Reinforced Nylon

2.

Disc.

Reinforced Nylon

3.

Seal

Rubber E.P.D.M.

4.

Bolt (x2)

Stainless Steel SAE 316

5.

Shaft

Stainless Steel SAE 316

6.

Shaft Holder

Acetal

7.

Pusher

Acetal

8.

Spring Cover

Reinforced Nylon

9.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

10.

Spring

Stainless Steel SAE 316

11.

Arrow

Polypropylene

12.

Flange Seals

Rubber E.P.D.M.

13.

Spring Cover

Reinforced Nylon

14.

Magnet (x2)

15.

Magnet Holder

16.

Dry Reed Limit Switch

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Acetal

NR-020 PN 16
Check Valve
Features
A combination air valve (kinetic & automatic) that includes a shut-off valve as an integral part of valve's body.
Especially applicable for underground chambers and deep wells
Minimum height and width dimensions.
Upper operational access to shut-off valve. Optional operation by extended-shaft from without the chamber.
NRS valve (Non Raise Stem) Fixed height of shut-off valve.
When the shut-off valve is closed, the complete internal mechanism can be removed easily upward as a separate assembly, allowing for easy
maintenance.
Automatic air release up to 450 m/h. Saves energy and reduces operation costs.
Three Independent Automatic Air release valve working according to A.R.I patented rolling seal principal.
Dramaticaly reduces the possibility of obstruction by debris.
The Automatic units are implanted inside the kinetic float and are protected from outward damage.
An inner "air pillow" protects the valve against damage from freezing.
Dynamic design allows high velocity air discharge, Preventing premature closing.
Maximum rate: 80mm - up to 3,400 m/h 100mm - up to 4,500 m/h
"Anti-Slam" shutting as a consequence of "air pillow" inside valve's body that acts as a buffer.
Standard cast iron body - baked polyester coating.
Working pressure range: 0.2-16 bar. (3-230 psi).
Available in 3" (80mm), 4" (100mm) Flanges are available in BS/ISO/ANSI standards.

Option

Screen outlet.
Drainage outlet.

NR-020-FV PN 16

NR-020-LS PN 16

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Dimensions and Weights

Head Loss

Dimensions mm

Weight Kg.

Nominal
Size

NR-020

NR-020
LS

NR-020
FV

3 (50 mm)

77

140

200

282

203

1.15

1.5

1.5

4 (80 mm)

85

157

210

292

226

1.6

2.0

2.0

6 (80 mm)

107

220

307

389

291

3.15

3.6

4.0

8 (80 mm)

127

273

342

424

335

6.5

6.9

7.2

Parts list and specification


No.

Part

Material

1.

Spring Chamber

Reinforced Nylon

2.

Spring

Stainless Steel Sae 302

3.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

4.

Spring Seat

Acetal

5.

Indicator Stem Bushing

Stainless Steel Sae 303

6.

Flap Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 316

7.

Roller Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 316

8.

Roller

Acetal

9.

Flap

Reinforced Nylon

10.

flap Seal

E.P.D.M.

11.

Cover Bolts

Stainless Steel Sae 304

12.

Disc

Stainless Steel Sae 303

13.

Bolts

Stainless Steel Sae 304

14.

Cover Seal

E.P.D.M.

15.

Body

Reinforced Nylon

16.

Cover

Reinforced Nylon

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NR-020 ls 3-6 with limit switch


Parts list and specification
No.

Part

1.

Limit Switch

Material

2.

Plastic Cover

Reinfoced Nylon

3.

O-Ring

E.P.D.M

4.

Indicator Stem Bushing

Teflon

5.

plastic Nut

Reinforced Nylon

6.

Spring Chamber

Reinforced Nylon

7.

Spring

Stainless Steel Sae 302

8.

Position Indicator Stem

Stainless Steel Sae 316

9.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

10.

Spring Seat

Acetal

11.

Shaft bushing

Stainless Steel Sae 303

12.

Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 304

13.

flap Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 316

14.

Roller

Acetal

15.

Flap

Reinforced Nylon

16.

Flap Seal

E.P.D.M

17.

Cover Bolts

Stainless Steel Sae 304

18.

Disc

Stainless Steel Sae 303

19.

Disc Bolts

Stainless Steel Sae 304

20.

Cover seal

E.P.D.M

21.

Body

Reinforced Nylon

22.

Cover

Reinforced Nylon

NR-020 8 Parts list and specification


No.

Part

Material

1.

Spring Chamber

Reinfoced Nylon

2.

Spring

Stainless Steel Sae 302

3.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

4.

Spring Seat

Acetal

5.

Plug

Brass

6.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

7.

Roller

Acetal

8.

Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 304

9.

flap Shaft

Stainless Steel Sae 316

10.

flap

Aluminum

11.

O-Ring

BUNA-N

12.

Body

Aluminum

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Installation Guide
Characteristics of water systems used in agriculture and landscaping:
High frequency changes in flow characteristics.
Water must be treated (filtered) in the field.
Chemicals and fertilizers are injected into the irrigation system.
It is often necessary to use fragile and often complex equipment and
instrumentation.
Large differences in the characteristics and materials used to
manufacture pipes, connectors and accessories.
INSTALLATION AT PUMPS
The DG-10 combination (double) air valve must be installed directly
after the pump and before the pumps non-return valve. Water pumped
from an independent supply such as a well, stream or reservoir
requires the admission of air into the pump and suction pipes. This air
will continue to disperse in the system during pump operation.
Now it works: When the pump begins operating, large volumes of air
are released through the kinetic orifice in the air valve. Water entering
pushes the float that closes the orifice and opens the check (nonreturn) valve. When the pump is shut down or stops working for any
other reason, air admitted through the kinetic orifice acts as a vacuum
breaker and protects the pump, connectors, accessories and seals
from damage caused by sub-atmospheric (negative) pressure.
The small automatic air valve continues to release air while the pump
is working and the line is pressurized. At its location before the check
valve, it prevents cavitation damage to the sealing face in the check
valve caused by the presence of small air bubbles in the water.
It is a good idea to install a DG-10 air valve after the pumps check valve.
This air valve will allow the admission of air when the pump is stopped
or shut down and when the check valve closes. It also releases air
when the water pressure returns after a sudden drop in head.
INSTALLATION IN LOCATIONS WITH CHANGING PRESSURES
It is reccomended to install a 1 DG-10 air valve in areas with
fluctuating pressure: pressure regulation valves, pressure release
valves and where pipe diameter changes. These are the areas where
air pockets form and might be released into the line. As the pipe is
filled, these areas can be problematic if not provided with an adequate
air release system. If pressure fluctuations are not too extreme, the
SG-10 air valve will suffice when installed downstream and close to
these sensitive areas (close to an accessory or disturbance).
INSTALLATION AT THE HIGHEST POINTS IN A LINE
It is reccomended to install a DG-10 air valve at all the highest points
in each line where flow speeds drop below the critical speed for air
movement. The kinetic orifice, installed at line high-points, releases air
as the line is filled and admits air during line draining regardless of
whether the process is controlled or not (pipe burst or collapse).
The automatic air valve releases air accumulating at high points when
the line is pressurized during regular operations.
Where the land topography is relatively flat, the line has shallow slops
and the high points are relatively close, The SG-10 automatic air release
valves can replace DG-10 valves at some of the high points.
INSTALLATION ON LONG LINES
On long lines, DG-10 or SG-10 valves should be installed every 500
meters to 800 meters. Install DG-10 valves on both sides of long
sections of horizontal pipe.
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INSTALLATION CLOSE TO A MAIN LINE VALVE


When the line is pressurized and the valve is closed, than an air
valve should be installed before main line. Installation of the air
valve will protect the valve plate against cavitation damage caused
by small air bubbles. If the end valve will be closed when the line
is filled, which will slow down the filling process, install a DG-10
valve before the main valve on lines with large diameters and flow
volumes.
The additional installation of DG-10 air valves after main line valves
will protect the line in the negative pressure (vacuum) conditions
created when the line is closed suddenly. This valve will also assist
in controlling the filling process when the main valve is open.
INSTALLATION WHERE A LINE CROSSES UNDER A ROAD OR DITCH
It is reccomended to install a DG-10 air valve whenever a large
diameter pipe has sharp changes of angle when crossing under
a road or ditch. When the crossing point is wide and / or deep,
install the air valve at the uppermost point of the angle change on
both sides of the road. If the crossing point is short and shallow,
it is sometimes possible to install only one DG-10 air valve on the
uppermost point of angle change on the downstream side of the
crossing point.
INSTALLATION BEFORE WATER METERS AND AUTOMATIC REGULATORS
Install a DG-10 air valve upstream from a water flow meter and
automatic flow regulator. Given that the water flow regulator is
a special type of main valve, install another DG-10 air valve after
the regulator.
Air can flow at speeds up to 29 times faster than water flow
speeds. Air moving fast through a water meter or the unit that
measures flow in the automatic regulator will spin the impeller
used to measure flow at very high speeds. These instruments,
which cannot differentiate between water and air will register
very high flow volumes that do not in fact exist. Another problem
created under such conditions is the inadequate supply of
irrigation water to the fields because the measuring instruments
record high flow rates.
Water both cools and lubricates as it turns the impellers inside the
measuring equipment. Air moving through the measuring unit at
high speeds causes the impeller to overheat and prevents watercooling, which then results in high temperature damage that can
even melt the plastic impeller. Installation of an air valve before the
measuring equipment will protect the meter from heat damage
and false readings.
INSTALLATION ON FILTERS
A. On gravel filters, it is reccomended to use a DG-10 air valve,
and on screen or ring filters, it is reccomened to install SG-10
air release valve.
B. Filtering efficiency - Air flowing through an automatic back
flashing filter systems disrupts the filters hydraulic functioning,
and creates differencial ressure in the filter consequently, the
filter system is flushed frequently, which wastes water and
lowers system efficiency.

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INSTALLATION ON DRIP IRRIGATION SUPPLY LINES AND LATERALS


It is reccomended to install a DG-10 air valve directly on the vertical
pipe rising from the main line at the head system. Install an AV-010
Guardian model air and vacuum air valve on an irrigation and dripper
system after the submain valve. If the lateral line is long, install a
number of Guardian valves along the line, with emphasis on the
highest points in the field and along the line. Guadrian air and vacuum
valves are required to prevent negative pressure in the line (vacuum)
which can cause the drippers sucking up mud and dirt when flow stop.

INSTALLATION AT PIPE ENDS


It is reccomneded to install a DG-10 air valve at the end of each line,
before a main valve or submain valve.

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INSTALLATION IN AN IRRIGATION OR LANDSCAPING SYSTEM CONTROL CABINET


It is reccomended to install a DG-10/DT-040 (depending on the flow
rates) valve on the line as it enters the control cabinet and before the
main valve (electrical or hydraulic valve).
Install an SG-10 valve before the water meter and the filter.
Install an RP-500 Backflow Prevention Unit with a diameter of 1 or 3/4
before a herbicde filter or fertigation pump.

INSTALLATION AT THE MAIN LINE VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM


It is reccomended to install a combination DG-10 air valve directly onto
the vertical pipe at the Main Line Valve Control System. This will ensure
control of air in the water supply and protection for the other accessories
in the control system and in the downstream flow, including protection
for water meters.
It is reccomended to install an AV-010 Guardian model air valve after
the tap on the lateral feeding the dripper lines.

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