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

Seating for Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves

General industrial ball valves seal by fluid pressure pushing the ball into the downstream resilient seat. At extreme pressures however, the floating ball valve may wear prematurely and require high torques during operation. Conversely, trunnion mounted ball valves are ideally suited for extreme pressures because the ball is supported by trunnions rigidly secured in the body thereby reducing the operating torque.

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Think Before You Bake This Holiday Season

Baking all sort of glorious calorific creations is a must-do activity for Christmas, yet it is extremely water-intensive & energy-consuming. Read on to see just how much water it takes to make a single gingerbread man.

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Quarter-Turn Valve Training

Do you know how quarter-turn 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 Val-Matic Quarter-Turn Valves in an industrial application check out our website and YouTube page.

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Tilted Disc® White Paper

Tilted Disc® Check Valves are energy efficient and also provide non‐slam closure by utilizing a short disc stroke of 40°. The energy savings produced by its 140% flow area, streamlined body and hydrodynamically designed disc make it an excellent choice for pump discharge applications. The valve will pay for itself many times over in ease of maintenance and energy savings.

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How Artificial Intelligence Aids in Wastewater Treatment

The loss of expert know-how, already a problem for years, has been made worse due to the coronavirus pandemic. A network of expertise, optimized by artificial intelligence, may be the way to get ahead of the problem.

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Eccentric Plug Valves White Paper

Wastewater systems present many challenges to pumps and valves because wastewater can contain grit,solids, and debris depending where in the process the equipment is located.  First used in the 1930’s in paper industry, the eccentric plug valve can...

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Labor Shortages Restricting Manufacturing Recovery

Delta variant, vaccine hesitancy are drivers, but more jobs could be filled in U.S. as 2021 ends. Pumps & Systems Managing Editor Drew Champlin goes into more detail in his article about labor shortages. Click below to read more.

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Manual Quarter-Turn Valve Actuators

Butterfly and ball valves are typically supplied with either a traveling nut or worm gear type actuator. Both types are listed in the applicable AWWA Valve Standards, C504 and C507. Each type has some important characteristics that affect the performance of the valve assembly and should be understood before selecting ...

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How 3D Printing Fits Into A Mind Shift In Manufacturing

During the coronavirus pandemic, we were forced to give up certain old habits: we stopped shaking hands, we stopped international travel, etc. These changes in habits have not only affected the way people work and spend time with friends and families but have driven significant change in business and manufacturing. Read on to see how 3D printing fits into this change.

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Valve Inspection: An Essential Job

Industrial valves perform key functions in fluid processes and their failure can be detrimental to any major piping system or process. Failure and an unplanned system shutdown can cost millions of dollars. Hence, a valve failure represents a real and significant risk to any fluid system and should be mitigated through quality inspection and testing. 

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