i2O takes automatic pilot valve manufacturing in-house
Smart water company i2O has started to manufacture its own Advanced Pilot Valves at its production facility in Woolston, Southampton...
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.”