Article | May 11, 2019

Avoiding The Low-Pressure Trap Of Air Release Valves

Source: Mueller Water Products
Avoiding The Low-Pressure Trap Of Air Release Valves

Air release valves play a critical role in maintaining pipeline integrity in water and wastewater treatment systems, but plant operators face a common problem: most of the valves don’t seal properly at lower pressures without changing to a softer seat, which is when the system is most at risk. This happens because most air release valves on the market seal well at high pressure, but require an inconvenient orifice change to run properly at low pressures.