Blog

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

Women are Turning to Manufacturing as a Career

Women work in all aspects of companies that use or manufacture valves. Although the industry might not be as progressive as some others, more and more companies realize...

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Valve Magazine Feature: Why Check Valves Slam

Check valves are important in water and wastewater pumping systems: They automatically open to allow forward flow and automatically close to prevent...

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Millennials Bring Optimism, Diversity to Workforce

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 - are now the largest generation in the United States. Because of their impact in the workplace, it’s helpful for water sector...

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Do Americans Worry About Contamination?

A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits...

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U.S. Manufacturers Optimistic Despite Challenges

Eight out of 10 U.S. manufacturers expect to grow sales this year, buoyed by their optimism about the strength of regional, national, and global economies, according to...

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Over $122M Investment for Water Infrastructure

Illinois American Water invested over $122 million in water and wastewater upgrades in 2018. The 2018 construction season included installing approximately 198,000 ft. (more than 38 mi.) of water main...

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How SAGD Works

SAGD stands for steam-assisted gravity drainage. For oil sands formations that are well below the surface (300m – 500m deep), the SAGD process is a means by which the oil can be extracted from the formation...

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FloodSafe® Vault Installation Video

Val-Matic's Vault Installation Video shows and describes how the FloodSafe® Inflow Preventor is used to help protect an Air Valve Vault. Click below to view the video...

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Protecting Drinking Water Pipelines

A significant risk to public health exists when a drinking water distribution system is exposed to the inflow of contaminated water or toxins at air valve locations along the drinking water pipeline. Read our white paper to find out how Inflow Prevention can help protect these pipelines...

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An Introduction to Inflow Prevention

Prior to cross connection and security issues, valve vaults were simply a part of the water distribution system receiving little or no attention unless a problem occurred...

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