Aylesbury™ KB Type fully variable float valves are specified for commercial water systems and are designed to provide an accurate and efficient method of controlling the level of stored cold water in tanks with or without raised float valve chambers.
Precision-engineered and built to last, all Keraflo Aylesbury™ patented delayed action float valves are manufactured under Quality Management Systems certified to ISO.9001:2015 and designed to operate for long periods of time without maintenance.
The valves are easy to install with an ‘up and over’ discharge arrangement which assists in facilitating Type AA, AB, AF, or AG air gap requirements under the Water Regulations.
The Aylesbury range is ideal for pumped systems because the open to closed ‘on/off’ valve operation avoids pump hunting and water hammer. The selected water level is unaffected by pressure fluctuation and the patented ceramic disc sealing mechanism means that there is no seat or washer to wear.
The positive action and full-bore flow delivered by the KB Type valve provide a range of benefits including good water turnover, fast refill, the eradication of water hammer and reduced noise, a virtually unlimited range of opening and closing levels (ideal for larger tanks) and easy adjustment of variables (capacity can easily be matched to demand).
The KB Type is ideal for fitting into a tank without a lid or raised valve chamber and where the vertical drop from the valve to the water level may be considerable, so this unique valve is ideal for use with pumped systems, water treatment plants and many other applications including: Industrial tanks, Pumped systems, Underground tanks, Rain (grey) water tanks and reservoirs, Industrial feed and expansion tanks and Process tanks.
The flexibility of KB Type valves can assist with improving water quality where buildings are partially commissioned or occupancy varies at different times of the year.
Pumped Systems – The adjustable and potentially large difference between opening and closing levels can allow a large volume of water to be admitted to the tank each filling cycle. Pumps and pump sets are often controlled to run for a minimum of 3 minutes. If the water demand is satisfied before this time and an auxiliary hydraulic accumulator is not fitted, the pumps will run against a closed valve head at zero efficiency.
The fill volume can be set to equal or exceed this volume to ensure the pump(s) run for at least 3 minutes. Where a pump set is used solely for transferring water from a break tank to an elevated storage tank, the KB valve can dispense with the need for an auxiliary hydraulic accumulator.
Pump efficiency and initial sizing can be further enhanced using a float valve with little internal resistance. Consequently the High Flow version is often better suited to these applications than the Standard Flow version which is ideal for mains water pressure applications.
When water is taken from the tank and the water level falls (when a tap is opened for example), the Aylesbury KB Type float valve does not immediately open (at a dribble) as would happen with a BS1212 equilibrium valve. There is, instead, a delay; the valve does not open until the water level has fallen to the user-selected level.
When this opening water level is reached the KB Type valve moves from a ‘fully closed’ position into a ‘fully open’ position, allowing water to flow into the tank at a maximum flow rate. When the water level has returned to its original full level, the valve immediately closes from the ‘fully open’ position, preventing any of the ’dribbling’ associated with equilibrium valves.
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Parts only warranty (no labour) for equipment purchased in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Components of the unit which are proven to be faulty or defective in manufacture will be exchanged or repaired.
1 Year from Date of Manufacture
5 Years from Date of Installation
To register and qualify for Extended Warranty cover, a photograph of the Keraflo Installation Label (included with the product and affixed to the Cold Water Storage Tank) with all installation and commissioning checklist activities completed should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Keraflo Installation Label affixed to the Cold Water Storage Tank should be signed and dated with the installer’s name and the following details also provided to enable warranty registration: Keraflo product serial number, installation date and tank installation address/location.
Extended Warranty can also be registered online (via the Warranty section of this website).
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