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Air Control in Sewage & Wastewater — introducing the BERMAD C80

Air valves in sewage & wastewater systems are important for efficient operation as well as for protection from vacuum conditions and surge pressure. 

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Colin Kirkland

Colin Kirkland
Colin Kirkland, Air Valve Product Manager & Victoria/Tasmania Technical Sales.
Colin has more than 30 years’ experience working in water supply and irrigation in Australia, including 16 years with BWT. He credits his training at Weir pumps in his native Scotland for providing him with a solid grounding in engineering. Colin is a mechanical engineer and a fitter and turner, who prides himself on taking a hands-on approach when designing and implementing successful installations across all aspects of BWT’s products and markets. As Air Valve Product Manager, Colin performs training seminars in pipeline design incorporating air release valves around Australia.

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Learn from our expert’s 40 years of industry experience in design processes for pressure reducing stations, examples of installations and advice on how to best avoid past mistakes.

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Topics: Waterworks, BERMAD webinar

Cavitation, which can damage delivery networks, is a given in all water supply systems. However, it is a particular concern in Australia where water supplies are already limited. In systems with inadequate pressure controls, cavitation can lead to significant damage, including pipe bursts, and ultimately a pipe burst if pressure is not properly controlled.  

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Topics: Waterworks

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