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

Snipe the Leak Sniffing Dog

A water company is hunting leads on burst pipes by deploying Britain's first sniffer dog trained to hound down water leaks.

Snipe, a 16-month-old cocker spaniel, has undergone weeks of training by ex-military personnel to detect problem pipes by sniffing out tiny amounts of chlorine in tap water...

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Val-Matic aquired the American-Darling Butterfly Valve line

Throwback to 19 years ago, Val-Matic acquired the American-Darling (American Flow Control) Butterfly Valve line. For over 90 years, the name American-Darling was synonymous with quality and dependability earning it respect and acceptance in the industry, features important to Val-Matic...

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Water Treatment Plant Implements New Technology

A newly-constructed water treatment plant built in Redwood Shores, Calif., will implement new technology developed at Stanford University that utilizes the treatment process to create energy. The technology utilizes anaerobic bacteria and will be supported by a $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)...

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Protecting Lake Michigan from Sewage Pollution

When everything is working smoothly with a water system, whether that system is delivering potable water or removing wastewater or storm water, few people give any thought to what is taking place. When something goes wrong, however, the entire story changes and the complexities of a properly...

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Val-Matic's Energy Cost Calculator

Since valve selection affects energy consumption in pumping systems this program allows you to enter specific application information to find your consumption. The Energy Cost Calculator displays the 40-Year energy consumption of various check valves, pump control valves and shut-off valves so that the system designer can evaluate alternate design strategies...

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Air Valves in Piping Systems

Liquid piping systems are prone to collecting air from incoming fluids, pumps and connections. This air can cause inefficiencies and serious operating problems. Last year, VALVE Magazine published “Why Air Valves are Needed in Water Applications,” which outlined the sources and effects of air in pipelines. This article explains how the various types of air valves operate in liquid piping systems...

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Goodbye Headloss, Hello Savings!

The East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV) located in Aurora, Colorado has a new high service water treatment plant. For more than 40 years, ECCV depended on finite water supplies in deep underground aquifers, known as the Denver Basin, to serve the residents in eastern Centennial, Colorado and unincorporated Arapahoe County...

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Val-Matic Valves used in Crossness upgrade

Val-Matic's UK Representative MGA Controls supplied the Valves to the Crossness Project for the Thames water sewerage expansion programme...

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Romtec Utilities uses Val-Matic Butterfly Valves

Romtec Utilities frequently uses Val-Matic valves in the design and supply of complete lift station systems. Val-Matic is one of the nation’s leading brands for pump station valves, including its signature air release valves. Val-Matic is a great vendor for Romtec Utilities because of its breadth and quality of standard valve types and sizes while also offering unique valves of the same quality...

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Val-Matic Gets Technical with Quarter-Turn Valves

Did you know that Val-Matic has a dozen technical papers on Quarter-Turn Valves? Do you have a question about cavitation, actuation or shaft seals? Val-Matic's Technical Papers webpage is a great resource when you have questions. Butterfly, Ball and Plug Valves are just a few of the products listed..

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