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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Minimising entrapped air makes all the difference when it comes to regulating water and fire main systems.
In this article we consider some of the methods used to keep water hammer at bay.
In irrigation pump stations there are often a variety of self-cleaning filters – ranging from disc, screen or media filters. There are common misconceptions about the size, set and operation of these valves. In this article we will address these issues – ensuring optimum performance of your pump station.
With so many valves available for use in pressurised irrigation systems, choosing the right one can be difficult. A well-chosen valve can make all the difference in Australian farming – forming a proven solution that enhances cost efficiency, labour, and installation in a variety of irrigation applications.
Water hammer in pipes can cause great distress to any pipeline network.
2016 is the start of an exciting new chapter for Bermad Water Technologies.
Here at Bermad Water Technologies (BWT), we’re celebrating a quarter of a century of successful business in Australia.
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.
Bermad Water Technologies is an organisation that always places a huge priority on people. We proudly take a person-centred approach to all aspects of our business, and we value every single member of our operations team.
The 720 BXW is an extremely powerful and versatile pressure reducing valve. It can be configured as either a single or double chambered valve.
March saw the launch of a new BWT website developed specifically for customers in the water industry.
Bermad’s ‘virtual city’ is an exciting, interactive resource for the water supply market where users can visualise Bermad products in action.
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.
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.
During September 2015, Bermad Water Technologies attended the WSAA Towards the Digital Utility Conference with their supply partners, Sensus.
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.
For many years, the Bermad TURBO-IR paddle design flow meter has proven itself as a robust product used and trusted by private and government irrigation companies throughout Australia.
Users in the field sing the praises of Euromag’s MUT2200 range of state-of-the-art magnetic 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.
Standard compliance guarantees the optimum performance and construction of valves.
Local demand for the supply of pressure reduction and relief valves has increased significantly in recent years.
Due to the demands of Australian water supply companies, all automatic control valves that BWT distributes are now fully compliant and approved to the standard AS5081 – no exceptions.
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.
At BWT, we pride ourselves on products that perform under pressure for the long haul. This case study features Bermad supplied products for an irrigation system installed in Koraleigh, New South Wales.
In this case study, Damian Muir, BWT’s Metering Technical Specialist discusses our innovative approach to helping TasWater solve some legacy piping problems.
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.
BWT played a major part in providing products and technological expertise to deliver solutions in the development of Tasmania’s irrigation schemes.
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.
With a proud track record of over 37 years in Queensland’s water and waste water industries, Russ brings a wealth of experience to our operation.
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.
Air Release Valves
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.
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.
Air Release Irrigation
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.
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.
Air Release Valves Waterworks
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.