AVK Launches Campaign to Focus Attention on Network Safety

Nov 30, 2020

AVK has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the vital importance of network safety. AVK’s campaign focusses on both the physical safety of water company personnel and the protection of vital infrastructure such as pipelines, pumping stations and treatment works. It addresses three of the principal causes of network failure: water hammer, air entrainment and negative pressure.

Water and wastewater networks are expensive to build and challenging to maintain and repair. AVK’s campaign seeks to provide additional support for water engineers, specifiers and procurement teams to design, specify and procure the correct products to ensure network safety and avoid the cost of compromise. To help water engineers, protect their system, AVK will be delivering a series of educational webinars on network safety.

Choosing the right valve is critical

The key to avoiding system failure and maintaining a safe network is choosing the right valve. This may sound trite, but it is not as straightforward as it sounds. Each of the key valve groups involved with network safety – air valves, control valves, check valves – have multiple variants. Criteria influencing specification include pipe diameter, material, flow rate, head, pressure wave velocity, valve spacing, valve material…to name just a few!

Maximising efficiency. Minimising costs. Protecting you system.

Valves in network safety applications are integral to continuity of supply as well as safety. Replacement in this context is costly, time consuming and impacts heavily on customer service.

Engineers specifying the correct AVK valve will minimise maintenance interventions and protect their network. The design of AVK valves operating in network safety scenarios focuses on automatic and trouble-free operation combined with ease of installation and maintenance.

These design criteria are underpinned by AVK’s longstanding commitment to, and investment in, product approvals and quality systems accreditations. The goal of these approvals and accreditations, supported by AVK’s experienced service and technical team, web platform and onsite engineering support, is to provide the reassurance water engineers are looking for to validate their decision to specify AVK valves. Potential network failure is the cost of compromise. Why take the risk?

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