Blog

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

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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Zinc-Rich Coating System

Installing valves with Val-Matic’s Zinc-Rich Coating System ensures corrosion resistance for the entire pipeline system.  Val-Matic’s coating features a protective, reinforced zinc-rich primer base coat and a high-performance, chemically-cured epoxy top coat which provides exceptional abrasion and corrosion resistance. Check out Val-Matic's Zinc Coating Brochure for more information. 

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Savings Through Serviceability

The City of Elgin began serving its residents as a community water supplier in the late 1880’s using the Fox River as the source of drinking water.

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AIS Brochure

Val-Matic is committed to providing American Made products which are required when using state water pollution control revolving funds and drinking water treatment revolving loan funds. Our American Made Stock Items Brochure will show you what's available for your immediate needs.

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Drinking Water Week

Have you ever stopped to think about how many times a day you use water from a faucet? Learn more about where your drinking water comes from and what makes it safe to use during Drinking Water Week (May 3–9, 2020).

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Val-Matic Webinars

Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp. now offers product webinars on their website and YouTube page. These webinars focus on the features and benefits of Val-Matic products for use in various industrial applications such as industrial wastewater, power, oil & gas, mining and fracking. The webinars currently available are on the QuadroSphere® Ball Valve, Cam-Centric® Plug Valves, Swing-Flex® & Surgebuster® Check Valves, American-BFV® Butterfly Valves and Air Valves.

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Wooden Water Main

In a world full of technology it's amazing to see where we started. Here's an interesting article about construction crews uncovering a 204-year-old wooden water main while replacing the current water main.

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Ener•G® =Cost Savings

Val-Matic’s Ener•G® Ball Valve was the solution for the Findlay WTP who was having problems with leaking and failing valves. Water is pumped to Findlay residents using motorized pumps, each using a rubber-seated ball valve that either failed, leaked or was in constant need of repair. A trial replacement with a Val-Matic Ener•G® Ball Valve was proposed which was the solution they needed; a reliable valve for surge control in a pumping application. 

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It's Easy Being Green

The Chicago Department of Water Management needed a new ball valve and quickly, so they called on Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp. for a green solution.

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Engineered Labyrinths of Civic Optimism

Archival photos reproduced in Stephen Halliday’s An Underground Guide to Sewers give us a rare view of these sewers of the past, as they looked to the people who engineered, built, and maintained them.

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