Blog

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

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. In the 1900’s, waterborne diseases became...

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American-BFV® Butterfly Video

It’s here! Have you seen it yet? Watch our new American-BFV® Butterfly Valve video showcasing its design to provide long life, low headloss and trouble-free performance.

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A Ton of Valve and Fluid Knowledge in One Place

Did you know that Val-Matic has over 45 technical papers on their website?  These technical white papers contain 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. Most of these white papers are also combined into the Val-Matic Engineering Manual which is a great grab and go resource.

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What is Build America, Buy America (BABA)?

On May 14, 2022, Build America, Buy America will go into effect. It follows similar rules and standards created by the American Iron and Steel (AIS) Act, but has some key differences.

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Water Treatment System Market to Follow Healthy Growth Trail Through 2031

As the water treatment market continues to encounter squeezing pressures, particularly due to impacts of severe climate change, governments across the world are focusing on improving resilience and sustainability of water treatment systems.

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10 Earth Day facts that might surprise you

Whether you plan to plant a tree for Earth Day or pick up plastic to recycle, there are a lot of surprising facts about this holiday that you may not know already. Here are some fascinating Earth Day facts.

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What is Waste Activated Sludge?

The waste activated sludge process is a kind of sewage treatment that blows oxygen (or air) into unsettled, raw sewage ...

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Understanding Torque for Quarter-Turn Valves

Valve manufacturers publish torques for their products so that actuation and mounting hardware can be properly selected. However, published torque values often represent only ...

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How to Stop the Ground from Shaking

Do you know How to Stop the Ground from Shaking? Val-Matic’s Slam! video will show you how. The dynamic test in the video demonstrates that the Val-Matic Surgebuster® Check Valve closes faster than a conventional air cushion swing check valve which reduces check valve slam up to 80%.

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Clog "Steels" Pipeline Efficiency

A steel mill was having a reoccurring problem at their quenching station. They were frequently replacing the conventional swing check valves installed in a vertical flow up application.  The first swing check valve they installed clogged within days of use and/or backflushing with the seat leaking a few months after installation. 

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