The vacuum interface valve is a key component in the vacuum collection network. It is the interface between the gravity side of the system and the vacuum side of the system. The valve is located
within the collection pit which receives wastewater from the home. The valve’s operation is triggered via the controller which is usually located directly on top of the vacuum valve and attached via an easy to use slip-key. No power is required as all operation is pneumatic.
There are a number of vacuum valve standards used around the world. The Flovac valve and controller is the only one on the market that complies with all standards.
Independant Valve Performance Certification
The key importance for users of vacuum systems is that the product is independantly certified that it complies with the most important tests under the standards.
- An endurance test which is a 500,000 cycle test. The average valve usually does 80 cycles per day or 30,000 cycles per year. The 500,000 cycle test represents 17 years of normal use. Some standards require the valve to be cycled at both a high vacuum and a low vacuum pressure level.
- The valve also needs to pass the submergence test to show how it can still operate when submerged in sewage or water. Read Here.
- The valve is also required to pass the Resistance to Blockage Test
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Our production facility is fully certified ISO 9001:2008 for quality management, ISO 14001 environmental and ISO 45001 for health and safety.
Flovac’s monitoring systems have been designed to interface easily with our valve and controller, it can easily identify any wearing of parts, any malfunction and can even operate the valve remotely or via a program if needed.
The Flovac valve is easy to access in the collection pit. The valve has a 50 year design life and only a small number of parts need to replaced every ten years. No special equipment is needed to handle any maintenance work.
Flovac has also developed a 2 inch (50mm) vacuum valve for use in retrofitting older systems which were built prior to current standards requirements for 3 inch (80mm) valves only in municipal systems. You can read about the 2 inch valve development here.