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

Rigging and Lifting Large Valves

Lifting heavy and large loads is challenging enough.   But when you add the complexity of large valve geometries, extensions, and oddly shaped actuators, great care and understanding is required to perform safe load lifting operations, both in the factory and on the job site.

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A Wealth of Valve Knowledge

Ever need a wealth of valve knowledge in an easy grab and go format? Check out Val-Matic's Engineering Manual. A collection of technical white papers containing a ton of valve and fluid knowledge created by Val-Matic's team of designers, engineers, and technicians representing hundreds of years of industry experience dedicated to solving problems and delivering solutions to customers.

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Tangential Wedge Pins in Quarter-Turn Valves

There are many possible ways to attach the closure member of a quarter‐turn valve to the valve’s actuating shaft.  Check out the latest white paper as to why tangential wedge pins are Val-Matic's preferred method for its quarter‐turn valves.

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American-BFV® Butterfly Valve Webinar

Do you know how butterfly valves can be used in industrial applications? Val-Matic offers product webinars that 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. If you are curious how you can use an American-BFV® Butterfly Valves in an industrial application check out their website and YouTube page.

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A Reference Manual on Elastomers

The history and general application of elastomers in pipes, valves and fittings is the subject of the recently published Manual of Practice developed by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Click to read the article published in Valve Magazine by John V. Ballun.

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How did they flush the toilet on the Death Star?

It’s May 4, also known in some circles as Star Wars Day. (“May the Fourth Be With You.” Get it?)

And as "Star Wars" geeks ourselves, we hope that fans of the iconic films will appreciate our tribute, which comes, as you would expect, with a water twist. Read on for a fun article from Denver Water.

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How the Environment Has Changed since the First Earth Day 50 Years Ago

On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took part in demonstrations, cleanups and other activities to make the first Earth Day. The event was the brainchild of then Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, and it was a watershed moment for the growing U.S. environmental movement: Americans had become increasingly aware that the same industrialization that had made the country wealthy was having an impact on the environment and their own health. 

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Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

On March 31, the White House released The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs and rebuilding the country’s infrastructure. The Biden Administration is proposing a total of $111 billion dollars in clean water and drinking water investments. Click to read more and see some industry reactions. 

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St. Paddy’s feast? You’ll need more than a pot of gold.

Hundreds of gallons of water go into growing and producing your favorite Irish staples, like corned beef and cabbage. Denver Water put together an infographic about the amounts of water needed for the St. Paddy's feast.

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Vulnerability for Water Utilities

Just days before Super Bowl LV kicked off in Tampa Bay, a water system in nearby Oldsmar, Florida, was the target of a cyber attack, renewing concerns around a major vulnerability for water utilities.

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