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Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

Model Number:  03 or 04 Series
Air-Control™ is Acorn Engineering's pneumatic valve system.

METERING AIR-CONTROL VALVE
This pneumatic valve is of a single temperature hand pushbutton actuation, soft closing variety. The Air-Control valve itself can be located up to ten feet from the actuation button. Should vandals attempt to jam the hand-operating pushbutton; this valve's non-hold open control will prevent the water from flowing. The Air-Control valve is unique in that it utilizes atmospheric air as the operating and timing medium. This valve is furnished standard with a stainless steel strainer and integral checkstop in all applications.

The Air-Control valve body is comprised of two chambers divided by a stainless steel separator cup - the upper being an air chamber, and the lower being for water. This non-hold open valve is activated only when the hand pushbutton is released after having been depressed. When the pushbutton is released, a vacuum is created beneath a diaphragm/ magnet pulling this assembly down toward the separating cup.

The magnet lifts the pilot orifice plate thereby opening the valve and allowing full water flow. Atmospheric air is metered back into the upper chamber through a timing needle which can be adjusted to allow water to flow from a few seconds to over a minute. As the vacuum is broken, the magnet assembly is lifted by a spring and forced to release its hold on the orifice plate, slowly closing the valve.

The Air-Control valve is easy to install and requires little maintenance. It meets both water conservation and barrier-free requirements. The hand pushbutton requires less than five pounds of force to activate the valve. The metering Air-Control is ideal wherever vandalism is a consideration. It is appropriate for use on lavatories, washfountains, hospital plumbing fixtures, showers (in schools or parks), drinking fountains and combination lav/toilet fixtures.

Air-Control is particularly well suited for small or inaccessible pipe chases where remote location is a desirable feature.

This valve is available in hot and cold or single temperature models. When specified for a shower application, Air-Control should always be accompanied by a thermostatic controller at the water source to provide tempered water.

NON-METERING AIR-CONTROL VALVE
This pneumatic valve is of a single temperature, hand or foot pushbutton actuation, soft closing variety. The Air-Control valve itself can be located up to ten feet from the actuation button. This valve is unique in that it utilizes air as the operating medium. This valve is furnished standard with a stainless steel strainer and integral checkstop in all applications.

The Air-Control valve is comprised of two chambers divided by a stainless steel separator cup - the upper being an air chamber, and the lower being for water. This non-metering, soft closing valve is activated when the pushbutton is depressed, causing the pressurization of air in this closed system. This air pressure in the upper chamber forces the diaphragm/magnet assembly toward the separator cup. The magnet lifts the pilot orifice plate thereby opening the valve and allowing full water flow. When the pushbutton is released, the air pressure dissipates and a spring lifts the magnet assembly, gradually forcing it to release its hold on the orifice plate, slowly closing the valve.

The Air-Control valve is easy to install, requires little maintenance, and meets water conservation and barrier-free requirements. The pushbutton requires less than five pounds of force to activate the valve.

Due to its remote location feature, the non-metering, soft closing Air-Control valve is ideal wherever vandalism is a problem or where small or inaccessible pipe chases are a factor. It is appropriate for use on lavatories, washfountains, hospital plumbing fixtures, drinking fountains, and combination lav/toilet fixtures.

This valve is available in hot and cold or single temperature models. When specified for a shower application, the Air-Control should always be accompanied by a thermostatic controller at the water source to provide tempered water.

 

NameDescriptionFile Size
Submittal Air-Control Valve614 KBDownload

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Single Temperature Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve[03] - Single Temperature Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Single Temperature Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve
Single Temperature Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

This single temperature valve can be remotely located and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Air-Control features 0.5 GPM flow control intended for most lavy applications, indexed push button, stainless steel strainer and integral checkstop. Valve conforms with the lead-free requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997 and ADA requirements. Valve is non-metering unless specified with -M option

Hot & Cold <strong>Air-Control&trade;</strong> Pneumatic Valve[04] - Hot & Cold Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Hot & Cold Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

This hot and cold valve is a pneumatically operated, hand pushbutton, soft closing valve that uses atmospheric air. The pushbutton is vandal-resistant and requires less than 5 pounds to activate valve. Valve can be remotely located up to 10 feet from the actuating button and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Valve conforms with the lead-free requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997; Federal Public Law 111-380 and ADA requirements.

Valve is non-metering unless specified with -M option
Brass version is available with -BRS option

Valve Specifications:
Minimum/Maximum Pressure: 30/100 PSI
Maximum Water Temperature: 130º F / 54º C

Single Temperature Metering Air-Control&trade;  Pneumatic Valve[03-M] - Single Temperature Metering Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Single Temperature Metering Air-Control&trade;  Pneumatic Valve
Single Temperature Metering Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

This single temperature valve is a pneumatically operated, pushbutton valve that uses atmospheric air. The pushbutton is vandal-resistant and requires less than 5 pounds to activate valve. Valve can be remotely located up to 10 feet from the actuating button and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Metering provides an adjustable timed cycle flow from the valve. Timing is adjustable from 5 to 60 seconds. Air-Control™ features non-hold open pushbutton activation, and is provided with a stainless steel strainer and an integral checkstop. Valve conforms with the lead-free requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997; CHSC 116875 and ADA requirements.

Hot & Cold Metering Air-Control&trade;  Pneumatic Valve[04-M] - Hot & Cold Metering Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Hot & Cold Metering Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

This hot and cold valve is a pneumatically operated, hand pushbutton, soft closing valve that uses atmospheric air. The pushbutton is vandal-resistant and requires less than 5 pounds to activate valve. Valve can be remotely located up to 10 feet from the actuating button and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Metering provides an adjustable timed cycle flow from the valve. Timing is adjustable from 5 to 60 seconds. Air-Control features non-hold open pushbutton activation, and is provided with a stainless steel strainer and an integral checkstop. Valve conforms with the leadfree
requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997; Federal Public Law 111-380 and ADA requirements.


If metering is not desire, a non-metering version may be specified with a plain option -04
Brass version is available with -BRS option

Hot (Metering) & Cold Air-Control&trade;  Pneumatic Valve[04-MH] - Hot (Metering) & Cold Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve

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Hot (Metering) & Cold Air-Control&trade;  Pneumatic Valve
Hot (Metering) & Cold Air-Control™ Pneumatic Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

This hot and cold valve is a pneumatically operated, pushbutton valve that uses atmospheric air. The pushbutton is vandal-resistant and requires less than 5 pounds to activate valve. Valve can be remotely located up to 10 feet from the actuating button and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Metering, only on the hot side,provides an adjustable timed cycle flow from the valve. Timing is adjustable from 5 to 60 seconds. The Air-Control™ valve features non-hold open pushbutton activation, and is provided with a stainless steel strainer and an integral checkstop. Valve conforms with the lead-free requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997 and ADA requirements.

Option : Lead Free Brass Body Valve[BRS] - Option : Lead Free Brass Body Valve

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Option : Lead Free Brass Body Valve
Option : Lead Free Brass Body Valve$0.00Quantity: 1

Option -BRS Brass Valve Body & checkstop assembly are pneumatically operated, pushbutton valves that use atmospheric air. The pushbutton is vandal-resistant and requires less than 5 pounds to activate valve. Valve can be remotely located up to 10 feet from the actuating button and is ideally suited for small chase areas. Air-Control valves are provided with a stainless steel strainer, a brass integral checkstop and conforms with the lead-free requirements of NSF61, Section 9, 1997; Federal Public Law 111-380 and ADA requirements. The -BRS Brass Valve Body option is also available with the 24V solenoid operated valves.

Option: Manifolded Valves, 2 Set[MA2] - Option: Manifolded Valves, 2 Set

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Option: Manifolded Valves, 2 Set
Option: Manifolded Valves, 2 Set$0.00Quantity: 1

Valve assemblies can be manifolded to serve up to four fixtures from a single supply inlet. The valve assembly can be remotely located up to 10 feet away from the actuation pushbuttons. Two Single Temperature valves or two sets of Hot & Cold valves are manifolded. Option is available on Acorn Air-Control™ Valves or valves utilizing Master-Trol or Time-Trol.

Option: Manifolded Valves, 3 Set[MA3] - Option: Manifolded Valves, 3 Set

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Option: Manifolded Valves, 3 Set
Option: Manifolded Valves, 3 Set$0.00Quantity: 1

Valve assemblies can be manifolded to serve up to four fixtures from a single supply inlet. The valve assembly can be remotely located up to 10 feet away from the actuation pushbuttons. Three Single Temperature valves or three sets of Hot & Cold valves are manifolded. Option is available on Acorn Air-Control™ Valves or valves utilizing Master-Trol or Time-Trol.

Option: Manifolded Valves, 4 Set[MA4] - Option: Manifolded Valves, 4 Set

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Option: Manifolded Valves, 4 Set
Option: Manifolded Valves, 4 Set$0.00Quantity: 1

Valve assemblies can be manifolded to serve up to four fixtures from a single supply inlet. The valve assembly can be remotely located up to 10 feet away from the actuation pushbuttons. Four Single Temperature valves or four sets of Hot & Cold valves are manifolded. Option is available on Acorn Air-Control™ Valves or valves utilizing Master-Trol or Time-Trol.

Option: Push Rod Activated Pushbutton[PBP] - Option: Push Rod Activated Pushbutton

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Option: Push Rod Activated Pushbutton
Option: Push Rod Activated Pushbutton$0.00Quantity: 1

This option provides pushbuttons that use push rods to activate valve. It requires less than five pounds to activate valve.