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Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Air Release Valves

Vent-o-Mat - RGX - Product Image
Brand: Vent-O-Mat
Category: Air Valves, Wastewater Combination Air Valves
Size Range:

50-300mm

Connection:

50mm - Studded or Threaded Male BSPT
80mm - 300mm - Studded to AS4087 - PN16

Product Description

The original “Anti-Shock” & “Anti-Surge” air release and vacuum break valves for water, sewage, and effluent pipelines. The RGX has a unique float design to maintain air gap separation of liquid from the valve sealing mechanism. High performance, full porting for maximum vacuum protection, complete with an integral anti-surge orifice for controlled air/gas release. Studded connection to AS4087-2011, with a 10-bar pressure rating. It is made of 305 stainless steel.

Features and Benefits

  • High-capacity air discharge during pipeline filling
  • High volume air intake for vacuum break purposes, both during draining of water pipelines and/or column separations
  • Independent third-party tested
  • Controlled pressurized air discharge releases air when pipelines are fully charged.
  • Surge relief prevents pipeline bursts during pump trip & rapid pipeline filling.
  • ARRA, Buy America or PA Steel, American Iron & Steel (AIS), if specified

Available Configurations

  • Standard – 4 functions
  • Biased
  • Vacuum-Break Only
  • Vent Only
  • Flanged/Threaded Outlet

Technical Data

Operation

Pre-Notes:

A) VENTING OF A FILLING PIPELINE:

The operation of a conventional sewage air release valve is such that fast-approaching sewage/effluent is almost instantaneously halted by the valve's closure. Consequently, a transient pressure rise or shock of potentially damaging proportions can be generated in a pipeline system, even at normal filling rates.

In addition to venting through the Large Orifice when sewage/ effluent approach velocities are sub-critical, the Vent -O- Mat series RGX sewage air release valves feature an automatic "Anti-Surge" Orifice device that serves to decelerate sewage/ effluent approaching at excessive speed, thereby limiting pressure rise in the pipeline.

B) SURGE ALLEVIATION - PIPELINE PRESSURIZED

In instances where a pipeline experiences liquid column separation due to pump stoppage, high shock pressures can be generated when the separated column rejoins. The Vent -O- Mat series RGX takes in air through the unobstructed large orifice when column separation occurs but controls the discharge of air/gas through the "Anti-Surge" Orifice as the separated column commences to rejoin. The rejoining impact velocity is thereby sufficiently reduced to prevent an unacceptably high surge pressure in the system. In the same way, the series RGX valve prevents high surge pressures resulting from liquid oscillation in a pipeline.

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Operation1
Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Operation2

1. PIPELINE FILLING (SUB-CRITICAL SEWAGE/ EFFLUENT APPROACH VELOCITY)

Air/gas flows through the annular area around the control float assembly and to the atmosphere through the large orifice.

2. PIPELINE FILLING (EXCESSIVE SEWAGE/ EFFLUENT APPROACH VELOCITY)

In reaction to an increase in air/gas flow, the "Anti-Surge" float closes the large orifice and air/gas is forced through the "Anti-Surge" Orifice resulting in a deceleration of the approaching liquid due to the resistance of rising air/gas pressure in the valve. Attention is drawn to Pre-Notes (A) and (B) above.

3. PIPELINE FULLY CHARGED

Sewage/effluent has entered the valve chamber and buoyed the floats to close both the large and the small orifice. The design's compression/ volume relationship prevents the media from ever exceeding the maximum surge level indicated in Diagram 3. The resultant sewage/effluent-free area protects against the fouling of the orifice seals by solids or highly viscous substances - for this reason, NO FLUSHING CONNECTIONS ARE NECESSARY

4. PRESSURIZED AIR/ GAS RELEASE - PIPELINE OPERATING

The volume of distrained air/gas increases in the valve and displaces the sewage/effluent to the lower, normal operating level (small orifice control float buoyancy level). Any additional lowering of the sewage/effluent level, as would occur when more air/gas enters the valve, will result in the control float dropping away from the small orifice through which pressurized air/gas is then being discharged to the atmosphere. The control float will close the small orifice when sufficient air/gas has been released to restore the sewage effluent to the normal operating level. The considerable sewage/effluent-free area obviates the possibility of leaks that could otherwise be caused by solids entering the sealing areas - for this reason, NO FLUSHING CONNECTIONS ARE NECESSARY

5. VACUUM RELIEF (AIR INTAKE) - PIPELINE DRAINING

When the internal pipeline pressure reduces to the atmosphere the "Anti-Surge " mechanism and control float assembly drops, opens the large orifice, and allows the pipeline to take in air to displace the draining media so as to prevent undesirable low negative pressure*. The hollow, smooth side float design discourages adherence of solids and viscous substances which, therefore, tend to withdraw from the valve into the pipeline when draining occurs - for this reason NO FLUSHING CONNECTIONS ARE NECESSARY.

*NOTE: Negative pressure values are dependent on valve size selection.

Selection & Positioning

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Valve Selection Graph

Technical Specifications

THREADED 50 (2") & STUDDED INLET - 80 (3") TO 200 (8")

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Dimensional Drawing 2

Overall Dimensions & Weights

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Dimensions2

THREADED 50 (2") & FLANGED - 50 (2") TO 200 (8") EXPANDED BODY

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Dimensional Drawing 1

Overall Dimensions & Weights

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Dimensions1

Vent-O-Mat - RGX - Air Release Valves

Vent-O-Mat - RGX
Product Code Size Pressure Rating Description
RGX050-1041 50mm 10 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 770mm Height - Studded
RGX080-1041 80mm 10 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 780mm Height - Studded
RGX100-1041 100mm 10 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 780mm Height - Studded
RGX150-1041 150mm 10 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 1060mm Height - Studded
RGX200-1041 200mm 10 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 1060mm Height - Studded
RGX050-1611 50mm 16 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 770mm Height - BSP
RGX050-1641 50mm 16 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 770mm Height - Studded
RGX080-1641 80mm 16 Bar Vent-O-Mat - Antishock, Combination ARV - 780mm Height - Studded
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