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To download the literature, click on the links below. Each manual is in PDF format for easy viewing and printing if desired. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your system)


Series RBX Product Catalog (PDF)
Series RBXc Product Catalog (PDF)
Series RBX Product Catalog (PDF) Espanol
Series RGX Product Catalog (PDF)
Series RGX II Product Catalog (PDF)
Series RPS Product Catalog (PDF)
Series NCV-B & NCV-BK Product Catalog (PDF)


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The following Software programs were written and developed by Professor Fanie Van Vuuren and his colleagues and students of the University of Pretoria.  More Information and support on these Software Products can be found at

Aqua Hydraulics

The AQUA Hydraulic Utilities consists of an easy to use user friendly Life Cycle Costing program for the design of pipelines. All the programs were written in Visual Basic version 6.0 by Sinotech CC.

The user friendly program is a valuable and time saving tool with which Engineers can design a pipeline over the full life span taking into consideration all the costs. The program can design a gravity or pumping system with varying or fixed demands.

The program provides the engineer or designer with a tool to ensure that the design is the best solution for the complete design life of the system.

The program requires the user to enter the demands, design life, pipeline profile, pipeline characteristics, laying details, rates and costs. The program will determine the initial capital requirements the annual maintenance and operational costs and in the case of a pumping system the energy costs. The program provides a graphical representation of these costs as well as the hydraulic capacity of the ageing system. Tables with all the calculated results are also shown with the capability to export these to other Windows

The latest version available is version 1.0.0 (1 August 2006), see Updates for earlier versions:
Date: 1 August 2006
License: Freeware (requires registration)
Size: 7.8 MB

AQH - version 1.0.0



Genetic Algorithim Water Utilities Program

See this page for further information

The latest version available is version 1.0.1 (March 2005):
Date: 15 March 2005
License: Shareware
Size: 5.1 MB

GAWUP - version 1.0.1



UPSurge is a computer program, written and compiled in Microsoft Visual Basic version VI. The user friendly program is a valuable and time saving tool with which Engineers/Designers can design for surge in simple pipelines.

Freeware, requires registration, unfortunately no help file

Version 1.2.0 (4.5 MB)



The Thrust Block Design Program (UPThrust) is an easy to use, user friendly program for the design of thrust blocks. The program was written in Visual Basic version 6.0 by Prof SJ van Vuuren & Mr M van Dijk of SINOTECH cc.
The program requires the user to enter the internal pressures, flow rates, diameters, safety factors, bearing capacities of the soil etc. The program will determine the resultant forces in


Technical Papers

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Air Transfer Technology

Surge and water hammer in pipelines is inevitable if initial design precautions are not taken, as it may be initiated by the system operator, be imposed by an external event, be caused by a badly selected component or develop as a result of poor maintenance.

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A quick assessment of the principle considerations when sizing air valves, scour valves and in-line isolating by-pass valves for water distribution pipelines (PDF)

Links/Surge Programs

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How To Specify Series RGX “Anti-Surge” Sewage Air Release & Vacuum Break Valve Standard For Use by Specifying Authorities (PDF)

How To Specify Series RBX “Anti-Shock” Air Release & Vacuum Break Valve SpecificationsFor Use By Specifying Authorities (PDF)


ISO 9001:2008 (PDF)
NSF Certification (PDF)

Product Owners & Maintenance Manuals

Series RBX Owners & Maintenance Manual (PDF)
Series RBXc Owners & Maintenance Manual (PDF)
Series RGX Owners & Maintenance Manual (PDF)
Series RGXb Owners & Maintenance Manual (PDF)
Series RPS Owners & Maintenance Manual (PDF)