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CLASS 'A' AIR GAP (BREAK TANK)
A Class 'A' Air gap (Break Tank), is fitted to prevent dirty water siphoning back from the dish/glass washer into the mains water.
Class 'A' Air gaps are a legal requirement on dishwashers fitted in a commercial kitchen. However to date, glasswashers fitted within the bar area do not require an Air gap. Our recommendation would be to fit a 'Double Check Valve' to the water feed for a glass washer. This will prevent any chance of water contamination and future proof your machine. Please be aware however that a 'Double Check Valve' is not deemed as sufficient by the authorities for dishwashers.
Air gaps also have a rinse booster pump built in. It may be necessary to have a rinse booster pump if you have low water pressure.
All machines we supply adhere to the current regulations and often go beyond the minimum requirements. All of our dishwashers and certain glasswashers are fitted with class 'A' air gaps as standard, taking away additional work and worry.