Selection and Sizing of Air Release Valves

Course Number: M-1049
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Selection and Sizing of Air Release Valves, you'll learn ...

  • The four primary ways that air gets introduced into a liquid pipeline
  • The problems and dangers attributed to the presence of air in pressurized pipelines
  • The various types of air and vacuum release valves
  • Air/vacuum valve sizing criteria

Overview

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Length: 19 pages

Air valves are used for the release of air pockets in water lines. When air is allowed to accumulate in pressurized pipelines, efficiency is sacrificed and serious damage can occur. An air valve is designed to allow the automatic discharge of large amounts of air from the water main, while it is being filled, and also to allow air to enter the water main, when the water line is being emptied. It will also allow the air to escape the water main when it is in operation and under pressure.

If air valves are not installed, uncontrolled air releases may occur, causing pressure surges in the system potential damage due to cavitation.

This 1-hour course will describe the basic theory of air valves; explain their operation, and provide methods and tools to specify, locate, and size air valves for maximum flow efficiency and surge protection.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How does air get into a piping system
  • Problems that are caused by trapped air
  • Types of air release valves
  • Where should these valves be located
  • How are air valves sized
  • The available options/devices for air release operation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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