When water has been treated in a water treatment plant, it is pumped to the consumer via a wide water distribution network. This network is made of different kinds of pipe material; normally ductile iron, PVC, steel or PE.
A water distribution network usually operates at a relatively low pressure, but water pressures may vary as the pressure just needs to be sufficiently high for the water to reach consumers living in highly elevated areas relative to the pumping station. In mountainous areas, the water distribution network is divided into pressure zones which are separated by means of pressure reducing stations, gate valves and check valves.
For water distribution, AVK Australia offers various types of valves and accessories suitable for all kinds of pipe material and operating pressure such as: gate valves, centric and double eccentric butterfly valves, swing check valves, service connection valves and tapping saddles, air valves, couplings and flange adaptors, repair clamps, fittings, surface boxes and extension spindles. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of fire hydrants for use above ground level and for underground installations.