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How to service and clean a Bermad C10 air release valve

Air release valves are an important addition to your irrigation system. They play an integral role in water transfer by ensuring efficient air release for optimum pipeline performance. The Bermad C10 air release valves are high performing and are very simple to service – this article outlines the operational steps to maintaining the valve.

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How to install a direct acting float valve

Colin Kirkland shares best practice when installing CSA’s ATHENA direct acting float valve. Used in filling control applications, its unique ability to regulate without minimum operating pressure sets the valve apart.

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How to read a water meter

Reading a water meter comes with its own set of conventions, and can often be confusing or hard to understand. As this product is often used for billing purposes, it’s important that the meter is read accurately so cost is not over or under estimated. This article outlines the best way to read the capsule in order to ascertain the total water meter reading.

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How to commission and maintain a tank fill valve

Tank fill control valves are commonly applied across a range of applications including water supply in commercial agriculture, irrigation systems, and fire control. Once a tank fill valve has been selected and installed in accordance with manufacturer instructions — there are several ways to ensure its optimum performance. Michael Jacobsen takes us through the commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting of hydraulically operated tank fill valves.

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How to design a sewage pumping station for maximum efficiency

Sewage pumping stations often incorporate submersible pumps, with the pipes designed for a vertical network above ground. High spots in the pipework can cause entrapped air – resulting in water hammer and inefficient pumping flows.
To solve this issue, Colin Kirkland takes us through using air release valves to control the air inflow and release pockets of entrapped air.

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How to set an irrigation field valve

In irrigation schemes that run drip irrigation or sprinkler systems, valves regulate at specific pressures to maintain control. The valve’s ability to regulate is critical to achieving optimum irrigation performance. However, the setting of valves is often incorrect – resulting in an inefficient watering of the crop.

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Setting industry standards in irrigation

At Bermad, we value products that perform for the long haul. We assure quality by manufacturing our products to the highest of Australian standards. We're proud to announce our adherence to the highly regarded NMI Standard.

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What's new at Bermad?

Bermad Team

At Bermad Water Technologies, we've been supplying state-of-the-art control valves to a diverse range of industries for more than a quarter of a century.

BWT was founded in 1989 as a distributorship for the Israel based company Bermad. Back then, the organisation was simply me, "Bermad Bob", working from a small factory in Thomastown.

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Interactive Training Facility

Interactive Training Facility

There’s a general consensus among our customers that Bermad-manufactured products supplied over the past 25 years have proved themselves to be extremely competent and long-lasting.

This reputation for excellence has helped to make Bermad the largest manufacturer of diaphragm-actuated control valves in the world today.

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Events

BWT heads to Ozwater

The 2015 Ozwater trade conference takes place in Adelaide between 12-14 May, and BWT is once again exhibiting our products and services at the show.

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Featured Product

Introducing Euromag mag flow meters

Introducing Euromag mag flow meters

We're excited to announce that BWT is now the exclusive distributor for the range of mag flow meters from Europe's leading manufacturer, Euromag.

Based in Northern Italy, Euromag has been manufacturing electromagnetic and ultrasonic flow meters for over 30 years, supplying them to a variety of industries throughout the world. During that time, the company has earned itself an enviable reputation for providing new and innovative products that are in touch with the ever-changing demands of flow measurement.

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Approvals

New levels of compliance for BWT

New levels of compliance for BWT

At BWT, we've always been committed to making our products and services fully compatible for Australian conditions, and part of our commitment has been to have our product ranges approved to local requirements and standards.

We're very fortunate to work with flexible and innovative suppliers who can adapt overseas specifications to meet the local requirements here.

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Case Study

Power & Water Corporation

In this case study, David Chaplin, BWT’s South Australian and Northern Territory Sales Manager, talks about BWT’s latest supply contract for the Power & Water Corporation (P&WC) in tropical Darwin.

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Tasmanian Irrigation Schemes

Tasmanian Irrigation Schemes

BWT played a major part in providing products and technological expertise to deliver solutions in the development of Tasmania’s irrigation schemes.

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Melbourne Desalination Pipeline

Melbourne Desalination Pipeline

In early 2010, the Victorian Government awarded a tender for the construction of a major desalination treatment plant to supply water to the South East part of Melbourne, as well as a transfer pipeline, as Victoria was suffering from the extreme effects of many years of drought.

Drinking water was fast running out and, as part of a number of measures to save water, the Government decided to invest in making "desalinated water" to minimise climatic rainfall variability.

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Profile

Who is who at BWT - Charlie Chow

Charlie Chow

Charlie joined BWT in 2002 as the NSW/ACT State Manager, with the core focus of servicing the growing waterworks, fire protection, mining and agricultural markets.

Before migrating to Australia in 1995, Charlie worked for a large gas manufacturing company as a senior manager with responsibilities in engineering projects and business development over a period of 23 years.

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Air Release Valves

GOLIA AS Stainless Steel

The air valve will ensure the proper operation of the pipeline networks allowing the air release during working conditions, the entrance of large amounts of air in case of draining or pipeline burst, and the discharge with controlled speed.

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GOLIA RFP Stainless Steel

The air valve will ensure the proper operation and protection of the pipeline networks allowing the entrance of large amounts of air in case of draining or pipeline burst, the release of air pockets during working conditions and maintaining the discharge velocity within a safety level by means of a rapid filling preventer mechanism.

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Air Release Irrigation

IR-A10

BERMAD A10 is a high quality automatic air release valve that allows efficient release of air pockets from pressurized pipelines.

With its advanced design and automatic orifice, this valve provides excellent protection against air accumulation with improved sealing in low pressure conditions.

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IR-C10

BERMAD C10 is a high quality combination air valve for a variety of irrigation networks and operating conditions. It evacuates air during pipeline filling, allows efficient release of air pockets from pressurized pipes, and enables large volume air intake in the event of network draining.

With its advanced aerodynamic design and double orifice, this valve provides excellent protection against air accumulation and vacuum formation, with improved sealing in low pressure conditions.

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Air Release Valves Waterworks

WW-A30

BERMAD A30 is a high quality automatic air release valve that allows efficient release of air pockets from pressurized pipes.

With its advanced design, this valve provides excellent protection against air accumulation with improved sealing in low pressure conditions.

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