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

Torque Tube Installation

A floorstand assembly is used to elevate an actuator above the valve it operates in cases where the valve is submerged or inaccessible to personnel. A floorstand assembly is bolted to the floor or grating directly above a quarter-turn valve. An inner…

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Slow Operation Allows Ball Valves to Prevent Valve Slam

Three 20-inch high service water pumps at the Huntsville Southeast Water Treatment Plant in Alabama are protected with hydraulically operated American Water Works Association (AWWA) C507 ball valves instead of typical swing check valves. 

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Great Lakes Restoration Grant Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, to announce a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant program specifically focused on funding trash-free water projects in the Great Lakes.

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The Basics of Eccentric Plug Valves

Check out the Summer 2019 Issue of Valve Magazine to read about "The Basics of Eccentric Plug Valves" article written by Val-Matic's own John V. Ballun. Find out why the eccentric plug valve is the valve of choice for wastewater systems because the flow can often contain grit, solids and debris.

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Savings Through Serviceability

It's the Elgin Water Department’s mission is to have quality products that provide ease of maintenance for their water plants. Read on to see how Val-Matic was able to help.

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'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places.

Fourth of July fireworks displays draw throngs of spectators but they aren't thinking what the ash might be doing to the water below.

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The Hidden Power of Wastewater

Only 1 percent of the world's water is usable. Let that sink in for a moment.

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Pump Control for Energy Savings

An essential element in the design of water and wastewater pumping systems is the proper selection of the pump control valve, whose primary purpose is to prevent reverse flow when the pump is not in operation. A pump control valve must also be able to...

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Keeping Water Safe for 138 Years

In honor of #ACE19 show week, check out this article on the history of it. Did you know the show started with just 22 men concerned about the need for safe drinking water in 1881?

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U.S. Valve Industry in WWII

While valves didn’t directly sink ships or shoot down planes, the American valve industry played an important role in winning World War II for the allies.

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