What is a Stainless Steel Vacuum Breaker?
A vacuum breaker is a device designed to prevent the formation of vacuum in the plumbing system. It does this by allowing air into the system when there is a vacuum, breaking the vacuum and preventing the system from shutting down completely. Vacuum breakers are commonly used in plumbing systems to prevent backflow, which is the reversal of normal water flow in a system.
There are two main types of vacuum breakers: atmospheric vacuum breakers and pressure vacuum breakers. Atmospheric vacuum breakers are typically attached to the end of a hose bib or other outdoor faucet and are designed to prevent backflow by breaking the vacuum by allowing air into the system when the water flow is turned off. Pressure vacuum breakers, on the other hand, are designed to prevent backflow by breaking the vacuum again by entering air into the system when the water pressure drops below a certain level.
Condensation is undesirable in steam installations. Condensation; The steam in the environment occurs with the cooling of the installation when the line is cut at high pressures. The steam, which turns into water with condensation, causes a volume reduction in the environment and the pressure in the environment decreases gradually and a vacuum is formed in the system.
UNOX UKV-70DP Stainless Vacuum Breaker; It is placed at suitable locations of the installation in order to balance the pressure in the environment. In principle, it acts as a check valve in steam lines. If the pressure in the environment drops, it balances the pressure by taking in air, or when the high pressure in the environment starts to form, it closes and keeps the pressure in balance. They are general purpose products produced in small sizes, designed to be used in lines passing steam and forming condensate.
UKV-70DP Stainless Vacuum Breaker should be mounted vertically with the system connection at the bottom.
- Size: 1/2″
- Body: AISI304 Stainless steel
- Interior: AISI304 Stainless steel
- Max. Operating pressure: 40 BAR
- Max. Operating temperature: 400°C
- Min. ΔP Opening Pressure: 0.17 bar
- Material Weight: 380gr.
Scope of Application
- Serpentine Systems
- heat exchangers
- Line breaks in steam systems
- steam collectors