Thursday, February 13, 2014

How Does An Air Separator Work?

Air is the enemy of a hydronic system. Not only will it create noise in your system, but it also causes corrosion and can even stop the flow of water all together. Removing air is imperative to maintaining optimum performance.

In the video below, you'll get to see exactly what's going on inside your pipes. Bruce Marshall, of Emerson Swan, shows you a system operating with air, and then shows you how that system operates when an air separator is installed and the air is removed.

The Taco 4900 Series Air Separators are designed for the complete elimination of air from closed loop heating and cooling systems up to a maximum temperature of 240°F and a maximum pressure of 150 psi. The principle on which the Taco 4900 Series Air Separator is based is a patented and proven method of removing gases from water: the PALL ring process. Taco’s family of air elimination products delivers the most complete and effective means of air removal on the market.

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