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Air Elimination

Taco’s family of air elimination products delivers the most complete and effective means of air removal on the market.

The enhanced level of the VorTech® Air Separator eliminates the damaging effects and irritating noise caused by unwanted system air.

Taco VorTech® Air Separator

The Taco VorTech® Air Separator is designed to provide an enhanced level of air removal in hydronic heating, cooling or combinational systems. Air is quickly and effectively separated and vented through a factory installed Taco 3⁄4” Hy-Vent® 

Operation

The VorTech® Air Separator features a primary separation chamber where the process of air elimination is controlled and optimized. The specially designed tangential primary chamber creates a swirling effect, or “vortex", similar to a tornado. This swirling effect forms a low-pressure area in the center of the chamber. Air is drawn toward this lower pressure and then once there, it moves freely upward and out through the Taco 3/4" Hy-Vent® . Combined with the Bubble Breaker Cartridge and a downward direction change in the flow of water before exiting, air is quickly and effectively removed from the system.

Features

  • Unique Water Flow Pattern
  • Works Efficiently with both Low Velocity Water and High Velocity Water
  • 100% Factory Tested
  • Unique Bubble Breaker Cartridge
  • Replaceable High Capacity Hy-Vent®
  • Enhanced Air Removal
  • Convenient Expansion Tank Connection Tapping
  • No Minimum Run of Pipe Required
  • Vent can be Closed
  • Eliminates Air Induced System Noise

Taco’s family of air elimination products delivers the most complete and effective means of air removal on the market.

The ultimate micro bubble separation of the 4900 Series Air Separator or the enhanced level of the VorTech® Air Separator eliminates the damaging effects and irritating noise caused by unwanted system air.

Taco 4900 Series Air Separators

The Taco 4900 Series Air Separators are designed for the complete elimination of air from closed loop heating and cooling systems 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.

The PALL Ring Process Removes Air:

  • Present Before or During the Filling of the System
  • That Collects after the System is Filled
  • Present in System Water in the Form of Small Bubbles and Micro-bubbles Entrained in the Water
  • Dissolved in the System Water

The Presence of Air can Lead to:

  • Irritating Noises
  • Reduced Efficiency
  • Reduced Operational Life of the System as a Result of Internal Corrosion of Essential Parts such as the Boiler and Radiators
  • Cavitational Erosion of the Pump Impeller
  • Degraded Operation of the Circulation Pump

The Coalescence Effect

Both small air bubbles and micro-bubbles will adhere to a surface and join together to form larger air bubbles. These combined bubbles then traverse up through the water and into the air chamber to be released by the vent.

Features

  • Patented PALL Ring Design
  • Eliminates Air Induced System Noise
  • Minimal Pressure Loss
  • Vent can be Closed
  • Large Surface Contact Area
  • Protective Vent Plate
  • Rugged Dependability
  • Maximum Air Removal
  • Convenient Expansion Tank Connection Tapping 
  • No Minimum Run of Pipe Requirement
  • Bidirectional Flow

Taco Air Scoop®

The Taco Air Scoop® is specifically designed to provide a noiseless, air-free hydronic heating, cooling or combination system, by efficiently separating out the air from the water in any of these systems.

Operation

Air being lighter than water, it travels along the upper portion of a horizontal pipe in low velocity hydronic systems. As the air and water enter the Air Scoop, their velocity decreases, permitting the air bubbles to be scooped up by the baffle and directed to the top of the chamber. The air reaching the top of the air scoop is either immediately vented through a Hy-Vent® or it moves into a conventional plain steel expansion tank (models 433, 434, 435, 436, and 437), if used. Should the air completely fill the plain steel tank and back down into the Air Scoop, the excess will be removed by the Hy-Vent without disturbing the operation of the system.

Features

  • One Piece Cast Iron Construction
  • Engineered Baffle to Separate Air from Water
  • Never Requires any Servicing

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