Benefits of Vent Pipes in Drainage – Vent pipe exposed to the air to facilitate flow of the water and remove gas or odors from the system.
As a result, people use vent pipes in many systems, not only in plumbing system, such as air conditioning system, firefighting system etc. And they provide many benefits to the systems.
Benefits of vent pipes
First, vent pipes help regulate pressure in the piping system. To much air restrict the smooth flow of liquid. That allows the system to work properly.
Second, vent pipes help remove gas or odors from the plumbing system. They allow smell to escape from the facilities, promote hygiene and good feeling. Furthermore, They also allow Oxygen to escape from system to prevent steel pipe corrosion.
The ways we run vent pipes
We connect each vent pipe to a main vertical vent pipe called vent stack. Vent stack is exposed freely to the air to allow gas in the pipe to escape to the air.
To properly vent the system, each main pipe such as soil pipe or waste pipe connected to the vent pipes. Or we can just extend the soil pipe or waste pipe to expose to the air. For plumbing system, one vent pipe is running from the septic tanks to roof of building.
Moreover, vent pipes should always run above the water pipe to prevent water from going into the pipe. Please remember that vent pipes carry only air not water. To prevent water from entering the vent pipes, we should construct them properly.
To sum up, the benefits of vent pipes in drainage is so great that we must include them properly to ensure good performance and operation of the system.