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Featuring a variety of Val-Matic informational posts, as well as industry information.

Thanksgiving Dinner: How Much Water Is on Your Plate?

Did you know the average American family wastes 180 gallons of water per week? That’s 9,400 gallons a year!  Water waste doesn’t just come from washing hands or taking showers. It also comes from the food you eat, and Thanksgiving dinners use a lot of water. 

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WEF-backed Water Documentary on Netflix

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is now reaching a global audience of millions.  Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring actors and activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, is available to watch on Netflix after Oct. 21, 2020.

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Is Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Haunted?

In the spirit of Halloween here's an article about things that go bump in the night at a wastewater treatment plant from Wessler Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Smart Ball Valve Pump Control System

Technological advances related to pump control valves can help pumping system performance and energy savings. Ball valve hydraulic and electric control panels can deliver reliable operation, field adjustability and smart monitoring of system operation.

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Protect Your System with Val-Matic Pump Controls

Is Surge Control a problem? Watch Val-Matic’s video demonstrating their Pump Control System which offers system surge protection and provides significant energy savings. The Pump Control system is put to the test in Val-Matic's laboratory where a 40 horsepower Centrifugal Pump is connected to a Val-Matic 6 inch cylinder actuated Ball Valve.  Pump Controls are integrated with the ball valve to control the flow of fluid.  

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The University of Arizona caught a dorm’s covid-19 outbreak before it started. Its secret weapon: Poop.

As 5,000 students prepared for move-in day at the University of Arizona this week, the school warned they would be tested periodically for the coronavirus. One test, though, doesn’t involve a nose swab.

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Test Drive a Check Valve Today

Selecting a check valve is similar to buying a new car. There are many types of cars and buyers, each with an array of needs and wants. Similarly, there is a wide range of check valves that meet the varying requirements of pumping systems.

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Trends in Waterworks Swing Check Valves

In clean water and wastewater applications, all pumping systems require a check valve to prevent reverse flow when the pump is not in operation. Check valves operate automatically, require no external power or control signal and operate from the change in...

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A Manufacturing Marvel

Did you know that Val-Matic was featured on Fox Business Networks Manufacturing Marvels? Click below to learn more.

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Making Sure It Sticks

Val-Matic’s MAKING SURE IT STICKS! (Coating Adhesion) video demonstrates that Val-Matic’s Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating has higher adhesion strength in comparison to the two-component chemically-cured epoxy coating.  The details of the coating test are given in ASTM Standard D4541, which is designed to measure the strength of the bond between the coating and the base metal. 

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