SOUTHAMPTON, UK –Smart water company i2O has started to manufacture its own Advanced Pilot Valves (APVs) at its production facility in Woolston, Southampton.
The APVs were previously made by a sub-contractor but the company said in-house production will “provide greater control over quality, improve product development and allow refurbishment of existing units”.The dedicated pilot valves are designed to continuously adjust pressure rather than actuating a pilot valve designed for occasional manual adjustment.
This allows water utilities to control pressure more precisely and smoothly and can be remotely controlled or fully automatic or a combination of the two, programmed in advance, according to the company.
Joel Hagan, CEO of i2O, said:“Our Advanced Pilot Valves provide incredibly precise control for changing PRV pressure regularly, improving the ability for water utilities to deliver non-revenue water and drought mitigation initiatives. Bringing the assembly in-house will help us improve quality and reduce production costs.”